(The Pocket Oracle and Art of Prudence (Penguin Classics)) PDF KINDLE Ø Balthasar Gracian

Maroc : décoration, intérieurs, architecture kS most sacred to us hidden in plain sightGracian is in fact profoundly compassionate He full of compassion towards the thinking feeling aspirational people who are determined to survive and do well in a world of dangerous make believe and this book is the practical outcome of his compassion So don t believe those who describe him or his book as cynical or coldBuy it read it carry it with you in your bag and give it to any teenagers and young people younow Great book Only this "was a rebuy of the same book bought in 2011 that "a rebuy of the same book I bought 2011 that d read so much it s in two halves now But the 2011 version has a glossy cover This one is a matt The pages are of less uality too in this version So that was a shame Baltasar Graci n s Pocket Oracle gives or less cynical advice for all those who want to dominate in the world and to become a true hero 300 The end justifies all meansHis Oracle has often been compared to Il Principe by Niccol Machiavelli But Machiavelli s book is an urg A good uick read which

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packed with advice It acknowledges Virtue but also recognizes that sometimes being 100% truthful is a tad childish and detrimental to your efforts towards a greater goal Sometimes things need a subtle touch and a little artistic licenc. Oolishness of complaining and the wisdom of controlling one's passions Baltasar Gracian intended that these ingenious aphorisms would encourage each reader to challenge themselves both in understanding and applying each axio. An insightful analysis to the nature of POWER AND STATUS USEFUL TO ANYONE and status Useful to anyone to better their place in the world This slim volume must be mass printed and given to any teenager about to embark on adult life I am only sorry that I had to wait for longer to be introduced to it Had I been given it as a teen my life would have taken a different and better courseGracian s world is one that is eerily similar to ours despite the 400 years that separate them a world were deceit and treason are "the order of the day where competition is fierce even over trifles where "order of the day where competition is fierce even over trifles where s friend is tomorrow s bitter enemy The world of Baroue Spain is one in which everyone is observed all the time by others and is pathologically self conscious because of that Gracian offers a guide to survival and prosperity in this world but his lessons are hard Those of us who prefer to see the world through rose tinted glasses will chuck this book away the rest will adopt it as a trusty mentor and friendGracian wants us to win He teaches us unstinting realism the ability to see the world around us just as it is He is the enemy of positive thinking narcissism idealism and self deception The difference between a thinker and a fool is that of realism and self. The perennially popular book of advice on how to achieve personal and professional success new to Penguin ClassicsWritten over 350 years ago The Pocket Oracle and the Art of Prudence is a charming collection of 300 witty and. .

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Control The fool is doomed to failure exploited and led to ruin by those who cotton on to his obvious passions or hopes while the thinker retains perfect self mastery through all of life s ups and downs No one nows his wants or needs and no one holds him in thrallGracian is a subtle and whimsical thinker a writer of vertiginous style The hard lessons he offers us are sweetened by his reasoning and comment One can hear the confessor the Jesuit the practical psychologist as well as the courtier and the ethicist in his wordsHe is both the confessor the Jesuit the practical psychologist as well as the courtier and the ethicist in his wordsHe is both and irreverent gentle even when he is being harsh This book is really a survival manual for the intelligent the self critical and the ambitious Gracian teaches us what we need to now to survive and flourish He tells us when to speak and when to be silent when to act and when to wait it out He tells us how to make friends with whom to make them and how to nurture and protect our friendships He tells us how to identify our needs and get them met How to lay our plans and how to act on them How to ask and how to be asked How to handle a no and how "to deliver a no How to avoid ridicule and upstaging How to neutralize those who "deliver a no How to avoid ridicule and upstaging How to neutralize those who harm us from envy or plain malice How to eep that which Thought provoking aphorisms From the art of being lucky to the healthy use of caution these elegant maxims were created as a guide to life with further suggestions given on cultivating good taste nowing how to refuse the The Pocket Oracle and Art of Prudence (Penguin Classics)