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  • Stewart's Quotable Africaby Julia Stewart

    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...

  • The Military Quotation Bookby James Charlton

    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 is... more...

  • What They Didn't Sayby Elizabeth Knowles

    Oxford University Press 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...

  • The Penguin Dictionary of South Africa Quotationsby Jennifer Crwys-Williams

    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...

  • Immortal Last Wordsby Terry Breverton

    Quercus 2013; US$ 12.95

    Immortal Last Words is a fascinating, diverse collection of history?s most uplifting, entertaining and thought-provoking dying remarks and final farewells. The 370 entries in this book have been drawn from some of history?s greatest statesmen, poets, scientists, novelists and warriors?the eminent men and women who have shaped events over the... more...

  • Aussie Slangby Sarah Dawson

    Penguin Group Australia 1999; Not Available

    What Australian say ? and what they really mean. Australia has given the world thousands of colouful words and expressions. From the back of Bourke to the rough end of the pineapple, it's all here. Aussie Slang is the phrase book for visitors to Oz. It's ideal reading for local blokes and sheilas, too. more...

  • Peter's Quotationsby Laurence J. Peter

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 12.99

    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...

  • Ifferismsby Mardy Grothe

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    Perfect for linguaphiles and lovers of quotes, Ifferisms is a lively compendium of wit, wisdom, and wordplay from Dr. Mardy Grothe, author of I Never Metaphor I Didn?t Like, Viva La Repartee, and Oxymoronica. A collection of aphorisms?pithy observations that communicate some kind of truth about the human experience? Ifferisms contains those... more...

  • Bardismsby Barry Edelstein

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    ?Browse the delightful Bardisms to find a fitting quote for any mood, moment, or occasion. But read it through to learn how to enjoy Shakespeare and bring more of his language into your daily life.? ? Jacob Weisberg, Editor of Slate magazine and author of Bushisms ?A fantastic reference for anyone who loves Shakespeare!? ? Steve Martin From... more...

  • Best-Loved Chinese Proverbsby Theodora Lau; Kenneth Lau; Laura Lau

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    "By filling one's head instead of one's pocket, one cannot be robbed." The appeal of Chinese proverbs is profound and universal. With brevity, clarity, and simplicity, these carefully chosen words help pass wisdom and insight throughout the ages. This timeless, eloquent collection of proverbs offers fundamental truths about the natural world and... more...