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Quotable Quotes Paperback – March 31, 1997
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-Often we change jobs , friends and spouses , instead of ourselves . -A man cant ride your back unless its bent. -We all live under the same sky but we dont have the same horizon .
Good money value . 5 star rating no doubt .
I didn't expect the range of authors quoted here to be as wide and as richly reperesentative as it is. There are contemporary writers, classic authors, ancient proverbs from all over the world, religious sayings, and truisms from historical figures and current celebrities (although very little from the Bible, which surprised me). The topics these quotes cover are also varied on aspects of life. Take a look at the table of contents:
Our Better Side
For Better or Worse
When We Act
The Art of Conversation
The Nature of Life
The Natural World
The World of Nations
Despite being brief and, ahem, digestible, this book manages to touch upon ideas and beliefs examined from several angles, some of them droll and humorous. In any event, a deliberate reading of Quotable Quotes will provide food for thought and could spark quite a few conversations in your household. Come to think of it, this book of quotes is almost like a short course in world philosophy!
I'm glad that I went for a more general-purpose book of quotes now, as it will have myriad uses aside from being a great source for my scrapbook pages.
-Andrea, aka Merribelle.
"You don't stop laughing because you grow old; you grow old because you stop laughing." - Michael Pritchard
"Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves." - Carl G. Jung
"The very essence of leadership is that you have a vision. You can't blow an uncertain trumpet." - Theodore Hesburgh
"To err is human; to admit it is superhuman." - Doug Larson
"To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly." - Henri Bergson
"The goal in marriage is not to think alike, but to think together." - Robert C. Dodds
This book makes a wonderful gift for anyone who needs quotes for any reason, or even to just soak up the wisdom within. Highly useful, and wise!
Enjoy! Barbara Rose, author of `If God Was Like Man'
Here are some examples:
"While forbidden fruit is said to taste sweeter, it usually spoils faster." - Abitail Van Buren
"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
"Nothing ever built arose to touch the skies unless some man dreamed that it should, some man believed that it could, and some man willed that it must." - Charles Kettering
"The human capacity to fight back will always astonish doctors and philosophers. It seems, indeed, that there are no circumstances so bad and no obstacles so big that man cannot conquer them." - Jean Tetreau
"It is one of the beautiful compensations in this life that no one can sincerely try to help another without helping himself."
- Charles Dudley Warner
"Serendipity is looking in a haystack for a needle and discovering a farmer's daughter" - Julius Comroe Jr.
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Very boring and not put together in the way I had hoped. The quotes were put together in an odd fashion, but that's just a personal opinion.Published 13 months ago by Divita's Mom