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- Little, Brown and Company 2000; Not Available
The ultimate anthology of anecdotes, now revised with over 700 new entries - a must-have reference for every personal library. From Hank Aaron to King Zog, Mao Tse-Tung to Madonna, Bartlett's Book of Anecdotes is the best source of anecdotes on the market. Featuring more than 2,000 people from around the world, past & present, in all fields, these... more...
- Hachette India 2012; US$ 6.99
Mahatma Gandhi never said, ?What can I do, I?m only one person.? Instead he said, ?In a gentle way, you can shake the world.? And he did. The Mahatma and the Monkeysbrings together the most interesting incidents that shaped Gandhiji?s life and his most important sayings. From his quest for truth, non-violence, equality and freedom, from the lessons... more...
- Readers Digest 2012; US$ 14.99
A thorough revision and update of the best-selling Reader?s Digest original Quotable Quotes will bring this timeless classic into the 21st century. The new collection will feature words of wisdom, wry witticisms, provocative opinions, and inspiring reflections from history's greatest figures, such as Benjamin Franklin, William Shakespeare, Socrates,... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 16.95
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 tales—or those who haven?t, but feel the need to add... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2009; US$ 13.99
"Have you ever been embarassed by the bons mots that some people toss casually into conversation, or wished that you had a clever retort?" " Faux Pas offers insight into hundreds of these phrases that readers will (or might not) want to use in writing or conversation once they know their correct meanings and usage. Entries include both familiar terms... more...
- Chronicle Books LLC 2013; US$ 13.99
Newbery Medal winner Katherine Paterson and cut-paper artist Pamela Dalton give fans of all ages even more to be thankful for with Giving Thanks , a special book about gratitude. Katherine Paterson's meditations on what it means to be truly grateful and Pamela Dalton's exquisite cut-paper illustrations are paired with a collection of over 50 graces,... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- HarperCollins 2013; Not Available
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...
- Quercus 2013; US$ 12.99
Immortal Words is an anthology of history's most memorable, uplifting and thought-provoking quotations from all ages and nations. The texts are drawn not only from the works and words of great writers, thinkers and orators, but also from less well-known sources such as gravestones, book dedications, speeches and political manifestos, letters and... more...