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We read L. Note, however, that Walton also has his quirks -- consider nr. As Walton explains in his introduction, the maxims are "original in their mode of expression rather than in their content". These are familiar, common-sensical suggestions and observations -- even including such platitudes as "live virtuously". The pleasure lies in the language and the presentation.

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We read L. Note, however, that Walton also has his quirks -- consider nr. As Walton explains in his introduction, the maxims are "original in their mode of expression rather than in their content". These are familiar, common-sensical suggestions and observations -- even including such platitudes as "live virtuously".

The pleasure lies in the language and the presentation. The language is tough -- old Spanish, refracted through occasionally stilted English. Still, the bilingual edition allows one to get a good sense of how he expresses himself. The presentation is more interesting.

It appears to be a complete object in itself but on opening it another box is revealed, and on opening that, another, and so on until one reaches the core, a miniature so small that it can barely be handled. Each maxim begins Then come the reasons, explanations, elucidations, conclusions. Not neatly, logically built up, but still supporting each idea. Nuggets that struck us along the way include: Unhappy the talent devoted to evil ends!

Knowledge without wisdom is doubly folly. What a misfortune it is for our age that it should look upon virtue as peculiar and vice as normal. To be different from others merely serves to brand oneself with a special mark of folly which excites, in turn, derision in some people and annoyance in others. Certainly, we can think of any number of people politicians, in particular who could benefit from a good dose of this stuff.

Worth a look.

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La mayor providencia es tener horas della; para prevenidos no ai acasos, ni para apercibidos aprietos. Toda la vida ha de ser pensar para acertar el rumbo: el reconsejo y providencia dan arbitrio de vivir anticipado. Campea la Luna, mientras una, entre las Estrellas; pero en saliendo el Sol, o no parece o desaparece. Nunca se arrime a quien le eclipse, sino a quien le realce. Para hazerse, vaya con los eminentes; para hecho, entre los medianos. Es menester doblar el valor para igualar al del passado. Con esta superior reflexa entre y salga en una ira.

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He studied at a Jesuit school in and and theology in Zaragoza. He was ordained in and took his final vows in He assumed the vows of the Jesuits in and dedicated himself to teaching in various Jesuit schools. He spent time in Huesca , where he befriended the local scholar Vincencio Juan de Lastanosa , who helped him achieve an important milestone in his intellectual upbringing. He acquired fame as a preacher, although some of his oratorical displays, such as reading a letter sent from Hell from the pulpit, were frowned upon by his superiors.

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