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Product Details

  • Paperback: 608 pages
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing Company (August 1, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 076111730X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0761117308
  • Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 3.8 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #85,501 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

Proverbs, precepts, maxims, saws, adages, and axioms. Polished over years of use, here are thousands of sayings that are just as true today as the day they were coined.

- Learn to unlearn.

- Truth does not blush.

- Enjoy the journey as much as the stay.

- Stretch beyond what is comfortable.

- If you think you can, you can.

- Pack you own parachute.

- Fall seven times, stand up eight.

- Keep your soul young.

Turn to any page and find the secrets of life.

About the Author

Barbara Ann Kipfer is the author of more than 45 books, ranging from 14,000 Things to Be happy About to Roget’s International Thesaurus, 7th Edition. She holds numerous degrees, including a Ph.D. and M.Phil. in linguistics, a Ph.D. in archaeology, and a Ph.D.. in Buddhist studies. She is a lexicographer and ethnographist and lives in New England.

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Customer Reviews

Easy to read and very simple.
ASAMIAMI
Its a great book to say have in the bathroom for a short read.....its style is like none I have ever seen before.
Mary C. Cain
All quotations are VERY SHORT and therefore 'to the point'.
Andrzej Kijko

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Christopher Obert on June 14, 2010
Format: Paperback
Lots of interesting and thoughtful sayings but there is no organization to the book. If you are looking for a saying to use, it is very hard to fine one about a particular topic.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 1, 2001
Format: Paperback
I love this book! Daily I read just a few pages to inspire me and sets my mood for the day to do things more wisely. One sentence quotes from Proverbs, to saying heard you heard growing up. This is a fun book to keep in your car to read in traffic or in a bathroom setting. A great gift for those that might be feeling down.
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16 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Gina on November 6, 2006
Format: Paperback
Trite and disappointing. Reads like a box of fortune cookies. Small thoughts masquerading as deep thoughts. The blurbs are so similar that it's nearly impossible to tell one page from the next.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By D. Christian on September 17, 2011
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I like this book because there are some old words of wisdom I have used and some new words of wisdom. This item was delivered before the stated date and in excellent condition. I would purchase froom this seller in the future.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ms. Upnorth on October 5, 2003
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I picked this book up in 2003 when I was going through an extremely hard time. I have other quotation books that are better organized and easier to navigate; however, what I liked best about this one was that I could open it up to any page, at any time, and find something to focus on, something that would make me feel better. I wrote it in, made marks and underlined sayings that were especially helpful. Nearly 10 years later, this book has traveled thousands of miles with me and I still pick it up from time to time when I need a reason to smile, or something to think about. It's fun to look back at the things I've underlined over the years to see how far I've come in my journey.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By maxine perkins on December 13, 2013
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This is the one that was on The Young and the Restless! It's FULL of great advice for all ages.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gary Nackenson on January 18, 2013
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I think you need to be in the right frame of mind to appreciate this book. i happened to be feeling very open and free when i picked it up and it really touched me at times, and still does.

However, had i been in a bad or closed off mood, i probably would have thought it was trite and amateurish.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Jeff Fischer on April 14, 2002
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It's a great book to pick up and scan through. I think it would be even better if the book was on a disk I could put in my Car CD player. With maybe some meditative music in the background I could just let the words of wisdon sink in on my way home from work. Could someone let me know if that is already a work in process?
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