The subtitle is Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms and the author is Nassim Taleb. Here are three of his aphorisms:
Your reputation is harmed the most by what you say to defend it.
Quite revealing of human preferences that more suicides come from shame or loss of financial and social status than medical diagnoses.
They will envy you for your success, for your wealth, for your intelligence, for your looks, for your status — but rarely for your wisdom.