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Everything I've Learned - 100 Great Principles to Live By
edited by Leslie Pockwell and Adrienne Avila
Warner Books
ISBN 0-446-52345-3
Published May 2004 - Hardcover - 122 pages - $10.00

These days, words of wisdom seem to be a lost art and seldom heard.  I recall my parents and grandparents rattling off sayings and proverb-like quotes that have become part of my everyday life.  But, when I utter them, I get, "Huh?" and strange looks as though I'd just crawled out of cheese.  What happened?  It used to be handy, and often very meaningful, to be able to say something appropriate at one or other time - the Golden Rule is a prime example.  This is a collection of just such wise words, from all of life's aspects.  Usually, one seldom knows the origin of the lines one blurts out so readily, and this book tells you who said what.  People like Shakespeare, Mother Teresa, Mark Twain, Thoreau, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Robert Frost among many others.  And, if you've never heard of them, consider it learning something new when you do hear one.  Whether it's a saying, an anecdote, a poem, or a one-liner.  A great one: "In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life; it goes on." by Robert Frost.  I loved "The greatest pleasure I know is to do a good action by stealth, and to have it found out by accident." by Charles Lamb.  Also, "You don't ever have to do anything sensational to love or to be loved." by Fred Rogers.
Conclusion - Classic sayings at your fingertips.  Would make a great gift. BookBrowser


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