Literally from Spanish “Manual Oracle and Art of Discretion”, it is commonly translated as The Art of Worldly Wisdom is a jewel I just found and that I will keep for years. The wit and concentration of significance of his words makes you think and question your self about many different life situations that you can face.
In a world where people write books taking 300 pages on a single topic, Baltasar Gracián does not expend an extra coma if it’s not required. As he comments on the book:
Some estimate books by their size, as if they had been written to exercise the arm, when their true purpose is to strengthen intelligence.