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2021.08.12 21:16

Excerpt from The Art of Worldly Wisdom by Baltasar Gracián.


ccxxiv Never take Things against the Grain,

no matter how they come. Everything has a smooth and a seamy side, and the best weapon wounds if taken by the blade, while the enemy's spear may be our best protection if taken by the staff. Many things cause pain which would cause pleasure if you regarded their advantages. There is a favourable and an unfavourable side to everything, the cleverness consists in finding out the favourable. The same thing looks quite different in another light; look at it therefore on its best side and do not exchange good for evil. Thus it haps that many find joy, many grief, in everything. This remark is a great protection against the frowns of fortune, and a weighty rule of life for all times and all conditions.
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  • Shamus 2021.08.12 21:17

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    Thank you for listening. If you enjoyed this, you might also enjoy my new reading of Suttee by Sarojini Naidu. 🌟 https://youtu.be/qmx3Juzr0VU
  • May星空 2021.08.13 06:34

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    🌻
  • Balmy 2021.08.13 15:53

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    Who see two features in the photo....
  • Shamus 2021.08.13 21:17

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    @Balmy Haha. I'm wondering if you are the first! 😉
  • Esraa Abo El fotouh 2021.08.14 12:38

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    Let me try 🌚😂

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