Baldassare Castiglione


Born
in Casatico (near Mantua), Italy
October 31, 1478

Died
December 24, 1528

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Count Baldassarre (of) Castiglione was an Italian courtier, diplomat, soldier and a prominent Renaissance author.

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The Book of the Courtier

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How to Achieve True Greatness

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More books by Baldassare Castiglione…
“Practise in everything a certain nonchalance that shall conceal design and show that what is done and said is done without effort and almost without thought.”
Baldassare Castiglione, The Book of the Courtier

“Outward beauty is a true sign of inner goodness. This loveliness, indeed, is impressed upon the body in varying degrees as a token by which the soul can be recognized for what it is, just as with trees the beauty of the blossom testifies to the goodness of the fruit.”
Baldassare Castiglione, The Book of the Courtier

“Men demonstrate their courage far more often in little things than in great.”
Baldesar Castiglione, The Book of the Courtier

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