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  • Quotable Shakespeareby Max Morris

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd 2014; US$ 7.99

    This entertaining collection gathers together William Shakespeare's wisest and wittiest quotations. Quotable Shakespeare proves that brevity is the soul of wit and is sure to delight all lovers of the Bard's uniquely perceptive and influential works. more...

  • Reading with the Starsby Leonard Kniffel

    Skyhorse Publishing 2011; US$ 17.95

    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...

  • Rotary Book of Readingsby Hobart Rotary Club

    Hatherleigh Press 2016; US$ 9.99

    The Rotary Book of Readings collects over 175 quotations exploring the goals and values of this preeminent humanitarian organization. In its pages you will discover the core principles embodied by Rotary International, including volunteerism, leadership, community, and peace, all through these inspirational quotes?many from noted members of Rotary... more...

  • The Sayings of Doctor Johnsonby Samuel Johnson

    Gerald Duckworth & Co 1997; US$ 3.49

    No one is more representative of the eighteenth century than Dr Johnson, a sceptic and a rationalist (though a supporter of religion) whose advice to his friend Boswell was: ‘Clear you mind of cant.? Johnson achieved fame with his Dictionary and his edition of Shakespeare, but he lives for us in Boswell?s racy Life, judged by many to be the best... more...

  • Stewart's Quotable Africaby Julia Stewart

    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...

  • There's a Saying for Thatby Bob Blaisdell

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 12.95

    Compilation of the best proverbs from around the world ? ancient and modern ? offers concise, time-honored wisdom about love, money, politics, and human nature. Handsome gift-book format makes this volume an ideal present. 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 Wit and Wisdom of Margaret Thatcherby Richard Benson

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd 2010; US$ 9.99

    Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't' Margaret Thatcher, UK prime minister 1979-1990 and leader of the Conservative Party 1975-1990, was the only woman to hold either post, and was re-elected for an unprecedented third term, earning her a place in British history as one of the most extraordinary figures... more...

  • "He Has Van Gogh's Ear For Music" and Other Famous Insultsby Crombie Jardine

    Crombie Jardine Publishing Limited 2014; US$ 2.99

    This collection of funny quotes brings together the wit and bitchiness of a range of famous people from Muhammad Ali to Oscar Wilde, from Ralph Waldo Emerson?s time to the present day. more...

  • "If the Poms Bat First, Tell the Taxi to Wait" and Other Funny Cricket Quotesby Catriona Crombie

    Crombie Jardine Publishing Limited 2014; Not Available

    A compilation of cricket commentators? gaffes and good-natured banter amongst players. Quotes to keep cricket lovers amused include nonsensical remarks, unintentional puns, stating the bleeding obvious, sledging, and gentle musings. more...