Auxiliary Wisdom

Surround yourself with auxiliary wits. Things turn out well for the powerful when they are surrounded by people of great understanding who can get them out of the tight situations where their ignorance has placed them, and take their place in battling difficulty ... we have little to live and much to know, and you cannot live if you do not know ... If you can't make knowledge your servant, make it your friend.

- The Art of Worldly Wisdom, Balthasar Gracián