"Let him that hath no power of patience retire within himself, though even there he will have to put up with himself."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."Baltasar Gracian on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."Baltasar Gracian on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."Baltasar Gracian on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."Baltasar Gracian on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."Baltasar Gracian on Booker T. Washington
"A bad manner spoils everything, even reason and justice a good one supplies everything, gilds a No, sweetens a truth, and adds a touch of beauty to old age itself."
"He that can live alone resembles the brute beast in nothing, the sage in much, and God in everything."
"Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone."
"Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong."
"Never contend with a man who has nothing to lose."