Baltasar Gracián y Morales, S.J. (Spanish: [baltaˈsaɾ ɣɾaˈθjan]; 8 January 1601 – 6 December 1658), better known as Baltasar Gracián, was a Spanish Jesuit and baroque prose writer and philosopher. He was born in Belmonte, near Calatayud (Aragón). His writings were lauded by Schopenhauer and Nietzsche.
Dreams will get you nowhere, a good kick in the pants will take you a long way.
The sole advantage of power is that you can do more good.
Put yourself on view. This brings your talents to light.
It is better to sleep on things beforehand than lie awake about them afterward.
All that really belongs to us is time; even he who has nothing else has that.
If you want to make enemies, try to change something.
An enemy is a person whose story we have not heard.