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Walter Benjamin

He who asks fortune-tellers the future unwittingly forfiets an inner intimation of coming events that is a thousand times more exact than anything they may say. Walter Benjamin

Baltasar Gracian

Always set to work without misgivings on the score of imprudence. Fear of failure in the mind of a performer is, for an onlooker, already evidence of failure… Actions are dangerous when there is doubt as to their wisdom; it would be safer to do nothing. Baltasar Gracian

Baltasar Gracian

Men of great abilities are slow to act, for it is easier to avoid occasions for committing yourself than to come well out of a commitment. Such occasions test your judgment; it is safer to avoid them than to emerge victorious from them. One obligation leads to a greater one, and you come very near… Read More »

Leonardo da Vinci

Oysters open completely when the moon is full; and when the crab sees one it throws a piece of stone or seaweed into it and the oyster cannot close again so that it serves the crab for meat. Such is the fate of him who opens his mouth too much and thereby puts himself at… Read More »

Baltasar Gracian

Do not be held a cheat, even though it is impossible to live today without being one. Let your greates cunning lie in covering up what looks like cunning. Baltasar Gracian


The arrow shot by the archer may or may not kill a single person. But stratagems devised by a wise man can kill even babes in the womb. Kautilya