The Art of Worldly Wisdom has ratings and reviews. 7jane said: This book wasn’t quite what I expected, yet it was still a good experience. If y. : The Art of Worldly Wisdom: A Pocket Oracle (): Baltasar Gracian, Christopher Maurer: Books. The Art of Worldly Wisdom [Baltasar Gracian] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In the Art of Worldly Wisdom Baltasar Gracian gives us.

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Return to Book Page. We have nothing of our own but time. Sometimes wogldly writing is a little bit fluffy, but his advice is sound.

The remarkable best-seller — a long-lost, year-old book of wisdom on how to live successfully yet responsibly in a society governed by self-interest — as acute as Machiavelli yet as humanistic and scrupulously moral as Marcus Aurelius. Read it Forward Read wrt first.

There are few things as satisfying as finding a delivery system – ancient or modern – that can perfectly capture the hidden meaning in otherwise “commonly” observed situations, phenomenon, habits, and human nature. See all books by Baltasar Gracian. You will shield yourself fro I’m a little surprised by some ratings of this book.


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I recommend it to every man woman or child that wants to live their very best. The lessons are pithy and haltasar, both simple yet deserving of deep reflection and consideration and, most importantly, are eminently USEFUL in almost every interpersonal interaction in your day to day life, whether you are a dish washer or a senator — his teachings are that universal. The only book you will ever need to put your best face vracian, guard against people, and generally be prepared for anything that life can throw your way.

The book is structured with over pieces of advice each with a paragraph of two or text. Normally I read books of aphorisms slowly srt order to savor each one.

It’s quick and easy, click here. Page 1 of balgasar Start over Page 1 of 1. These aphorisms cover an enormous amount of subject areas.

Also, this translation is, I feel, much better than those I’ve seen marketed under the variant title Art of Worldly Wisdom. Little has changed in the context of the counsel that this book provides. Martin Fischer, I presume, is a literalist translator, for Gracian did have that difficult-to-understand writing style where sentences were incomplete and there was a severe lack in verbs.

Sep 17, Osbert rated it really liked it. The Art of Worldly Wisdom is for wwisdom seeking to combine ethical behavior with worldly success. I own Martin Fischer’s translation and when I opened it up to read it, it made no sense to me grammatically or syntactically. Some of the text clearly shows that certain aphorisms can be grouped together, and some themes do pop up again as one keeps reading. Having someone else take the blame for failure and be the butt of gossip does not spring from a lack of ability, as malice worlvly, but from superior skill.


Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. Be the first to ask a question about The Art worldlt Worldly Wisdom. A fine exterior is the best recommendation of inner perfection.

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Philosophy Personal Growth Category: Also in Shambhala Pocket Library. What is invisible wissom as well not exist.

I think it should be on everyone’s essential reading list. We are born to know and to know ourselves, and books reliably turn us into people. Disillusion is sometimes good, it helps in looking behind appearances, where danger and opportunities may hide.

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