Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.

Baltasar Gracián y Morales (1601-1658) Spanish Jesuit priest, writer, philosopher
The Art of Worldly Wisdom [Oráculo Manual y Arte de Prudencia], § 4 (1647) [tr. Maurer (1982)]

Alt. trans. "Knowledge without courage is sterile." [tr. James (1892)]
Added on 1-Feb-04 | Last updated 4-Apr-22
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