1001 Smartest Things Ever Said

1001 Smartest Things Ever Said

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Edited by Steven D. Price

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  • Publisher: The Lyons Press
  • Format: Paperback | 368 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 173mm x 23mm | 363g
  • Publication date: 1 May 2005
  • Publication City/Country: Guilford
  • ISBN 10: 1592287883
  • ISBN 13: 9781592287888
  • Illustrations note: b&w and colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 191,929

Product description

A compendium of human wisdom culled from the world's celebrated--and anonymous --minds, from Confucius and Shakespeare to Maya Angelou and Woody Allen.

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Steven D. Price, a consulting editor of The Lyons Press, is the author of more than twenty-three books, including 1001 Dumbest Things Ever Said, The Quotable Horse Lover, The Ultimate Fishing Guide, and Old As the Hills: The Story of Bluegrass Music.

Review quote

"This is a book full of smart things that I'm sure I'll keep handy in the coming months and years." --Tavis Smiley, National Public Radio

Back cover copy

In this witty collection you will find quotations grouped in categories that reflect the range of human existence, hopes, and achievement: Love and Friendship "The heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing."-Blaise Pascal Success and Ways to Achieve It "Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm."-Sir Winston Churchill The Life of the Mind "Don't talk unless you can improve the silence."-Jorge Luis Borges Politics and Politicians, Government and Statesmen "Nothing in life is certain except death and taxes."-Benjamin Franklin Proverbial Wisdom "Joy shared is twice the joy. Sorrow shared is half the sorrow."-Swedish proverb