Pocket Oracle or Science of prudence
Cover handmade genuine leather (shagreen)
Format 120х165 mm
Paper GardaPat (Italy)
"Pocket Oracle" is the most famous work by the Spanish priest, writer and philosopher Baltasar Gracian, brought him fame as a moral physician. The book was written in the XVII century, but has stood the test of time and has had an enormous influence on the development of world of aphoristic. It could be called the textbook of life. It contains three hundred universal maxims, which is a kind of intelligent program, with which every thinking reader will be able to find peace of mind and also to develop their moral instincts. It should be noted that in the old "oracles" were called and also the prophetic Oracle of the book.
The truth — the inheritance of the few, error is usually everywhere.
Is ridiculous, it's a moth that eats precious time; to do nothing is worse than doing nothing.
For easy try as hard, and hard — as for easy. In the first case, that confidence is not passed to the carelessness; in the second, uncertainty — shyness. The surest way not to accomplish the thing — in advance to consider it done.
Distance smooths out flaws intolerable in close communication.
Nothing requires such careful handling as the truth, is bleeding from the heart of our. You need considerable skill and to tell the truth, and to be silent.
Vanity vanity is always obnoxious, in ridiculous. These ants, picking up the crumbs of the honors, claim to fame exploits. Least boast of high virtues; contentment thing to give praise to others. Acts freely give, not sell.
Zeal mediocrity achieves more than talent without diligence. Glory is bought at the price of labor; what comes easily, is low valued.
Short and heart helpful and useful thing: it will have that because of the verbosity miss. Well Yes briefly doubly good; bad, Yes not long – not so bad.
Great wisdom – to comprehend the characters and to capture the mood. People, it is equally important to study, as books.