The Art of Worldly Wisdom: Not To Miss Once.

I am going to be “stealing” old  proverbs from The Art of Worldly Wisdom by Balthasar Gracian and posting them from time to time. The book  is a measly $0.99 but I managed to download it for free thanks to the early warning from Greg Ellifritz at Active Response Training who makes a point every week or so to post a list of free Kindle books.

 

BE MORE CAREFUL NOT TO MISS ONCE THAN TO HIT A HUNDRED TIMES.

NO ONE LOOKS AT THE blazing sun; all gaze when he is eclipsed. The common talk does not reckon what goes right but what goes wrong. Evil report carries farther than any applause. Many men are not known to the world till they have left it. All the exploits of a man taken together are not enough to wipe out a single small blemish. Avoid therefore falling into error, seeing that ill-will notices every error and no success.

Who said old Proverbs do not apply in today’s world? Heck this one works for Life in general and at the range.

Balthasar Gracian

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  1. “ill-will notices every error and no success.”

    Save a child from a burning building and you are a hero for a couple of days, But fuck up just one time…….

  2. The Gods of the Copybook Headings and other assorted Kipling still rings true today.

    How to deal with moslems :

    The Grave of the Hundred Head

    http://www.kiplingsociety.co.uk/poems_gravehundred.htm

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