Friday, December 30, 2011

Balthasar Gracian's Art of Worldly Wisdom -

It is time to reflect back at 2011 - - - we have but one more day to look back this year and savor all the good stuff that has happened, either in YOUR life OR in this world . . . OR  you can dwell on the negative events that transpired . . . it is wise and good to learn from the bad stuff, then quickly shake it off. 


One of my favorite sages and that I recommend for you get is the website of:  Balthasar Gracian's Art of Worldly Wisdom . . . it's free and a great way to start your day.

He gives you a pearl of wisdom every day . . .

I especially liked today's gold nugget . . . It sure reminds me of people I know and that I like to stay away from . . .   Here it is.

" Like vain, presumptous, egotistical, untrustworthy,capricious, obstinate, fanciful, theatrical, inquisitive, paradoxical, sectarian people and all kinds of one-sided persons: they are all monstrosities of impertinence.  All deformity of mind is more obnoxious than that of the body, because it contravenes a higher beauty.  Yet who can assist such a complete confusion of mind ?  Where self-control is wanting, there is no room for other's guidance.  Instead of paying attention to other people's real derision, men of this kind blind themselves with the unfounded assumption of their imaginary applause. "

- Balthasar Gracian


As the late George Carlin used to say : " You people know who you are. "

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