The Art of Worldly Wisdom

Baltasar GRACIÁN (1601 - 1658), translated by Joseph JACOBS (1854 - 1916)

300 short maxims by Spanish Jesuit Baltasar Gracian (1601-1658). The advice is still useful and insightful for our modern world. Gracian was considered one of the most interesting philosophers by both Nietzsche und Schopenhauer, and the latter translated The Art of Worldly Wisdom into German. This English translation was done by the famous Australian fairy-tale collector Joseph Jacobs (1854-1916). - Summary by Sandra Schmit

Genre(s): Early Modern

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Dedication, Preface and Testimonia Sonia
00:12:35
Play 02 Introduction Sandra Schmit
00:39:03
Play 03 To the reader; Maxims 1-10 Sandra Schmit
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Play 04 Maxims 11-20 Sandra Schmit
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Play 05 Maxims 21-30 Sandra Schmit
00:07:55
Play 06 Maxims 31-40 Sandra Schmit
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Play 07 Maxims 41-50 Sonrisa Jones
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Play 08 Maxims 51-60 Sonrisa Jones
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Play 09 Maxims 61-70 Sonrisa Jones
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Play 10 Maxims 71-80 Sonrisa Jones
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Play 11 Maxims 81-90 Sonrisa Jones
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Play 12 Maxims 91-100 Sonrisa Jones
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Play 13 Maxims 101-110 Sonrisa Jones
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Play 14 Maxims 111-120 Sonrisa Jones
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Play 15 Maxims 121-130 Sonrisa Jones
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Play 16 Maxims 131-140 Ken Masters
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Play 17 Maxims 141-150 Wayne Cooke
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Play 18 Maxims 151-160 Tina Ding
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Play 19 Maxims 161-170 Tina Ding
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Play 20 Maxims 171-180 Ken Masters
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Play 21 Maxims 181-190 Sonrisa Jones
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Play 22 Maxims 191-200 Sonrisa Jones
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Play 23 Maxims 201-210 Sonrisa Jones
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Play 24 Maxims 211-220 Sonrisa Jones
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Play 25 Maxims 221-230 Sonrisa Jones
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Play 26 Maxims 231-240 Sonrisa Jones
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Play 27 Maxims 241-250 Sonrisa Jones
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Play 28 Maxims 251-260 Sonrisa Jones
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Play 29 Maxims 261-270 Davi Bicudo
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Play 30 Maxims 271-280 Sonrisa Jones
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Play 31 Maxims 281-290 Sonrisa Jones
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Play 32 Maxims 291-300 Sonrisa Jones
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