Never out of obstinacy take the wrong side, because your opponent has got before you and taken the right one.
Do not, in trying to escape from the trite, become paradoxical.
Do not get into a contest with one who has nothing to lose.
Reticence is the seal of capacity.
Know how to transplant yourself.
They are all fools who seem to be so, and half of those who do not.
Understand how not to take things against the grain, however they come.
... three hundred maxims by Balthasar Gracian, translated by Schopenhauer himself from the Spanish...