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- Workman Publishing Company 2001; US$ 8.95
8,789 Words Of Wisdom is brimming with great advice, maxims, sayings and saws, proverbs, precepts and truths-8,789 of them, to be exact. Turn to any spot in the book and there is the secret to living a happier, healthier, saner, more productive life. Learn to unlearn. Appreciate the questions as much as the answers. Stretch beyond what is comfortable.... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 17.99
Revised and expanded to include over 1,200 quotations, The Military Quotation Book brings together the wisdom of fallen heroes and living politicians, honored statesman and rebellious writers--quoting official edicts as well as off-the-record remarks. Among the most authoritative--and the most opinionated--are: *General Douglas MacArthur--"It... more...
- HarperCollins 2011; US$ 12.99
From Mardy Grothe, the author of Ifferisms , Oxymoronica ,and I Never Met a Metaphor IDidn?t Like , comes a new collection of witty and wise quotations about what never to do in life. Remember, ?never let the fear of striking out get in your way? (BabeRuth), "never hit anyone if you can help it, but never hit soft"(Theodore Roosevelt); "never... more...
- Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2012; US$ 5.99
There are certainly not so many men of large fortune in the world, as there are pretty women to deserve them''How little of permanent happiness could belong to a couple who were only brought together because their passions were stronger than their virtue'If you want to make like Elizabeth Bennet and live happily ever after with a man who... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2012; Not Available
The African continent is home to spectacularly expressive human beings: rebellious anti-colonial and opposition leaders, eloquent novelists, political and social activists, comical geniuses, pensive and philosophical poets and intellectuals, as well as a few raving dictators. And the body of proverbial wisdom from Africa alone could fill many volumes.... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2012; Not Available
This is the third Penguin Dictionary of South African Quotations to be compiled by journalist and writer Jennifer Crwys-Williams. It is an all-new, 500-page slice of pure South Africana. Containing thousands of entries and spanning the first eight years of the 21st century, there is something for everyone in this invaluable 'Who said that?' handbook.... more...
- OUP Oxford 2006; US$ 16.99
Follow the moneyFresh fields and pastures newA good day to bury bad newsIf the glove doesn't fit you must acquitBrings together a fascinating range of wrongly remembered sayings, popular summaries of original thoughts, and apocryphal or unverifiable comments attributed to a particular person. By revealing what was (and was not) really said, this... more...
- Little, Brown and Company 2013; US$ 16.99
A comprehensive, all-new collection bringing together the most thoughtful, inspiring, and wisest voices from the Black diaspora across history. BARTLETT'S FAMILIAR BLACK QUOTATIONS paints a rich canvas of Black history through time. Five thousand quotes are culled from the time of Ancient Egypt through American slavery, Jim Crow, the Civil Rights... more...
- Bene Factum Publishing 2013; US$ 7.28
Few things are as contentious in life as money and Anthony Weldon?s new book in his Words series shows just how careful one has to be when talking about it. Taken from the great economic theorists as well as the biggest fraudsters, this book frames the fragile human relationship with all things financial and makes the reader think twice about this... more...