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Irish Proverbs and Sayings
by Padraic O'Farrell

Language

English

Pages

128

Publication Date

March 31, 2010

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<p>Padraic O'Farrell gathered a rich harvest of wise sayings from the Irish countryside, the lips of great men – such as Shaw, Wilde, Synge and Swift – and the unspoilt fount of Irish folklore and legend. Whenever Irish people congregate, however long removed from a rural environment, gems of wisdom are to be heard in their conversation.</p><br /><p>This appealing new hardback edition will be popular with tourists and locals alike, who are looking for a pithy statement such as:</p><br /><p>* The wrath of God has nothing on the wrath of an Irishman outbid for land, a horse or a woman.</p><br /><p>* A hair on the head is worth two on the brush.</p><br /><p>* The family that has no skeleton in the cupboard has buried it instead.</p><br /><p>* Dead men tell no tales but there's many a thing learned in a wake-house.</p><br /><p>* Put an Irishman on a spit and you'll soon have two Irish men turning him.</p>
Hemingway Didn't Say That: The Truth Behind Familiar Quotations
by Garson O'Toole

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English

Pages

398

Publication Date

April 01, 2017

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<p><b>“Extensive and brilliant investigations…a tour de force of detective work…Mr. O’Toole is a beacon of accuracy who should inspire all readers who prefer their facts real rather than phony.” —<i>Wall Street Journal</i></b></p><p>Everywhere you look, you’ll find viral quotable wisdom attributed to icons ranging from Abraham Lincoln to Mark Twain, from Cicero to Woody Allen. But more often than not, these attributions are false.</p><p>Garson O’Toole—the Internet’s foremost investigator into the dubious origins of our most repeated quotations, aphorisms, and everyday sayings—collects his efforts into a first-ever encyclopedia of corrective popular history. Containing an enormous amount of original research, this delightful compendium presents information previously unavailable to readers, writers, and scholars. It also serves as the first careful examination of what causes misquotations and how they spread across the globe.</p><p>Using the massive expansion in online databases as well as old-fashioned gumshoe archival digging, O’Toole provides a fascinating study of our modern abilities to find and correct misinformation. As Carl Sagan did <i>not</i> say, “Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.”</p>
Lyrische Schönheiten, kostbare Weisheiten: Ein Reise durch die p...
by Roman Plesky

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German

Pages

177

Publication Date

May 19, 2017

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Die Philosophie hat in der heutigen Zeit ein wenig an Bedeutung verloren. Vorbei sind die glamourösen Zeiten der großen Persönlichkeiten, die sich Lehrer, Meister und Philosophen nannten. Dabei ist Philosophie die Mutter aller Lehren. Und sie kann so schön sein. Vor allem lyrisch betrachtet. Die vielen Redewendungen, Zitate und Weisheiten haben wir ihr zu Verdanken. Diese Bonmots halfen schon unzähligen Menschen in schwierigen Situationen, oder dabei, die Welt und ihre Mitmenschen besser zu verstehen.
How To Think Like A Gracist: inspirational sayings to help you em...
by Dr. David Anderson

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English

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May 15, 2017

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This small book with 90 inspirational sayings will help you think like a "Gracist" and live a more positive and peaceful life. This book has: Wisdom on every page, a shot of inspiration for daily living, thoughts that change your mindset in the middle of the day, positivity to push you through a negative day, thoughts to reroute your negative thinking into a positive direction.
Inspirational Quotes: 160 Inspirational Quotes
by Marley Patrick

Language

English

Pages

50

Publication Date

May 05, 2017

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<h2>'Who Else Wants To Discover The 160 Most Inspirational Quotes That You'll Ever Read?'<br /></h2><p>Today get this Amazon masterpiece for only $2.99.<br /></p><p>Read it on your PC, Mac, smartphone, tablet and Kindle device.<br /></p><p>Inside this book you'll find quotes from:<br /></p><ul><li>Steve Jobs<br /></li><li>Wayne Gretsky<br /></li><li>Maya Angelou<br /></li><li>Jim Rohn<br /></li><li>Lao Tzu<br /></li></ul><p>And many more...<br /></p><p>So why don't you take action today and download the book?<br /></p>
That's What She Said! 366 Leadership Quotes by Women: A Quote Boo...
by Jeanne Porter King

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English

Pages

171

Publication Date

May 01, 2017

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That's What She Said: 366 Leadership Quotes by Women is truly for anyone who leads. Anyone. Taking quotes from speeches and books, interviews and articles, conversations and notes, leadership development expert Dr. Jeanne Porter King has compiled a volume that both women and men, seasoned leaders and aspiring leaders alike, can find empowering as they strive to lead effectively and help others grow. This book highlights the wisdom of corporate CEOs, first ladies, prime ministers, civic leaders, business owners, ministry leaders, authors, poets, actresses, singers, activists, screenwriters, and some fictional characters that lead. There's a quote for every day of the year, including a leap year. And the quotes are arranged in categories such as courageous leadership, authentic leadership, and power-full leadership to name a few. Not your typical quote book, That's What She Said also features a bio for every woman quoted and cites the sources for each quote. If you re a leader looking for a daily dose of inspiration on how to lead well, That's What She Said will motivate you.
The Quotable Kierkegaard
by Soren Kierkegaard

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English

Pages

304

Publication Date

February 12, 2017

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Søren Kierkegaard was a Danish philosopher, theologian, poet, social critic and religious author who is widely considered to be the first existentialist philosopher. He wrote critical texts on organized religion, Christendom, morality, ethics, psychology, and the philosophy of religion, displaying a fondness for metaphor, irony and parables. Much of his philosophical work deals with the issues of how one lives as a “single individual”, giving priority to concrete human reality over abstract thinking and highlighting the importance of personal choice and commitment. He was against literary critics who defined idealist intellectuals and philosophers of his time, and thought that Swedenborg, Hegel, Goethe, Fichte, Schelling, Schlegel and Hans Christian Andersen were all “understood” far too quickly by “scholars”.
The Wit and Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln: A Book of Quotations (Dove...
by Bob Blaisdell

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English

Pages

98

Publication Date

February 29, 2012

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<DIV>The most eloquent of American presidents, Lincoln seemed to have a comment—sagacious or humorous—on just about anything that mattered. This concise compendium offers his astute observations on a variety of subjects—from women to warfare. Nearly 400 quotations include such thought-provoking and memorable remarks as:<BR>Bad promises are better broken than kept.<BR>Marriage is neither heaven nor hell; it is simply purgatory.<BR>Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.<BR>Quotations are arranged chronologically within such topics as family and friends, the law, politics and the presidency, story-telling, religion, and morality. Students, writers, public speakers, and other readers will find this thought-provoking and entertaining volume an excellent introduction to the sixteenth president’s wit, common sense, and insight.</DIV>
The Wit and Wisdom of Mark Twain: A Book of Quotations (Dover Thr...
by Mark Twain

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English

Pages

66

Publication Date

May 23, 2012

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<DIV><DIV><P>Renowned as a novelist, journalist, and humorist, Mark Twain is not only one of the most widely read and admired American writers, he is also among the most quoted. Wit and repartee permeate his work — from the short, light pieces to his great novel <I>Adventures of Huckleberry Finn</I> and even later, in dark meditations on the human condition where his humor takes on a cynical, satirical twist. <BR>This remarkably inexpensive volume gathers together hundreds of Twain's most memorable quips and comments on life, love, history, culture, travel, and a diversity of other topics that occupied his thoughts over 50 years of writing and lecturing.<BR>An invaluable, ready reference for writers, speakers, and others in search of amusing and insightful quotes, this entertaining and thought-provoking compilation is also an ideal introduction to Twain's inimitable style and thought.</DIV></DIV><P></P></P>
Oscar Wilde's Wit and Wisdom: A Book of Quotations (Dover Thrift ...
by Oscar Wilde

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English

Pages

66

Publication Date

March 01, 2012

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<DIV><P>"I have the simplest tastes," remarked Oscar Wilde. "I am always satisfied with the best." In this superlative collection of quotations by the great Irish playwright and wit, readers will find the very best of Wilde's scintillating comments on art, human nature, morals, society, politics, history, and numerous other subjects. Epigrams, aphorisms, and other bon mots gleaned from Wilde's enduringly popular plays, essays, and conversation offer amusing, thought-provoking observations that resonate with truth and profundity beneath their comic surface.<BR>Widely acknowledged as the most brilliant talker of his age, Wilde once explained to André Gide, "I put all my genius into my life; I put only my talent into my works." This fine collection of nearly 400 quotes, organized by category, contains quotations from both his works and his conversation, including gems from his personal life with which even devotees may be unfamiliar. The result is a splendid introduction to Wilde's mind and personality, embodied in a feast of the English language's most brilliant and perceptive witticisms.</DIV></P>

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