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- HarperCollins 2011; US$ 8.49
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...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 16.98
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...
- St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 18.99
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 is... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 15.28
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...
- Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 16.99 US$ 14.61
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...
- HarperCollins 2013; US$ 9.49
From the author of the multimillion-selling The Peter Principle , and The Peter Prescription , here is a timeless collection of some of history's greatest and best-expressed thoughts. Organized alphabetically by subject -- from Ability to Zoos -- and completely cross-refernced by related categories, Peter's Quotations is a joy to use. Packed with... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2011; US$ 17.99
Published with the American Library Association, Reading with the Stars uses the power of politicians, celebrities, and other prominent men and women to celebrate books, libraries, and reading. Fourteen of the biggest names in America offer their thoughts on why literature is important and how books have touched their lives. Television icon Oprah... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 16.99
Advice, inspiration, and consolation for those facing life after school. Sometimes graduates need a gift that is a little more comprehensive than Oh, the Places You?ll Go! This small book is packed full of wisdom from those who have completed their years of schooling and lived to tell their talesor those who haven?t, but feel the need to add... more...
- Chronicle Books LLC 2011; US$ 9.99
This luxe little book is the perfect gift for anyone in love or looking for love. A miscellany of all things love, it covers everything from charms and aphrodisiacs to tips on how to stay in love forever. Readers can look up their astrological love match and learn to use terms of endearment in different languages, like "mon petit chou" French for "my... more...