Автор: Braybrooks Название: Love: A Book of Quotations ISBN: 048648131X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780486481319 Издательство: Dover Рейтинг: Цена: 1123 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (1 шт.) Описание: "A heart set on love will do no wrong," declared Confucius. This compact gift book presents an international assortment of romantic ruminations from ancient and modern philosophers, playwrights, poets, novelists, commentators, critics, actors, and others. Contributors range from Ovid to D. H. Lawrence, with quips from Goethe, Shakespeare, Wilde, Stendhal, Li Po, and other eminently quotable figures. Wise, worldly, sentimental, and cynical, these words of love will touch hearts all year long.
Описание: I know only two tunes, said Ulysses S. Grant. One of them is Yankee Doodle and the other isn't. Jimmy Carter observed: Whatever starts in California unfortunately has an inclination to spread. And Warren Harding complained: The White House is a prison. I can't get away from the men who dog my footsteps. I am in jail. This entertaining, handy little book includes over 400 other memorable quotes, expressed by America's chief executives over the past two centuries, among them Chester Arthur's blunt, I may be President of the United States, but my private life is nobody's damn business, Calvin Coolidge's terse The chief business of America is business, Dwight Eisenhower's Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil, and you're a thousand miles from a cornfield, and George Herbert Walker Bush's Read my lips, no new taxes. From George Washington to Barack Obama, these presidential declarations will not only provide public speakers and students of American history with a wealth of useful material, they'll also delight general readers.
Описание: This treasure trove of more than 2,000 profound, thought-provoking declarations and observations features a splendid variety of political, scientific, social, and literary voices. Drawn from citations made during the twentieth century by speakers before Congress, it quotes an international array of historic figures, including Paine, Milton, Emerson, Marx, Napoleon, Dickens, and Churchill. American Heritage hailed this collection as "useful and highly diverting," and Library Journal cited it as the best reference book of 1989. This edition features a new Preface by The Librarian of Congress, James H. Billington. The entries present historical background and other information on the source. Complete author and subject indexes offer quick and easy references for speechwriters and casual browsers alike.
Описание: "It is better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt." "When in doubt, tell the truth." "Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." One of America's greatest storytellers, Samuel Clemens had something witty and wise to say on just about every topic. Gathered from his classic novels, diary entries, newspaper articles, and correspondence, this collection of wry quips and quotes reflects his keen observations on animals, critics, doctors, laughter, politics, youth, and other topics. Arranged alphabetically -- "Abroad to Ax," for example, along with "Madness to Mystery" and "Uncle to Utah" -- the subjects are also conveniently indexed and cross-referenced by topic.
Описание: Liberty and union, now and forever, one and inseparable. -- Daniel Webster. How dear to all good hearts is their fatherland. -- Voltaire. Men love their country, not because it is great, but because it is their own. -- Seneca. More than 400 other memorable quotations -- mostly related to the love and earnest support of one's country -- fill the pages of this little book. Expressed over the ages by poets, novelists, playwrights, statesmen, military leaders, philosophers, and other figures of note, these sometimes witty, sometimes cynical, and often provocative sayings have been alphabetically arranged by the author. A handy volume for students, teachers, speechwriters, and public speakers, this thought-provoking collection will appeal to a wide audience.
Автор: Bradfield Bill Название: Books and Reading: A Book of Quotations ISBN: 0486424634 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780486424637 Издательство: Dover Рейтинг: Цена: 339 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Автор: Pine Joslyn Название: Book of African-American Quotations ISBN: 0486475891 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780486475899 Издательство: Dover Рейтинг: Цена: 677 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: "In America, black "is" a country," declared Amiri Baraka, who insisted that the lives and destinies of the nation's white and black citizens are inseparably intertwined. His statement, like many others in this compilation of quotations, reflects the black experience in America and touches upon the role of racial identity. Other citations voice a broader perspective, including Maya Angelou's remark, "Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away." This original collection of quotations cites approximately 100 well-known African-Americans from all walks of life. Twentieth-century notables include Louis Armstrong, Muhammad Ali, Julian Bond, and Ralph Ellison, in addition to earlier figures such as George Washington Carver and Frederick Douglass. Sources include poetry and works of fiction as well as song lyrics. Arranged alphabetically by author, the quotations cover a wide variety of subjects. Brief captions identify the quoted individuals and the achievements for which they are best known.
Автор: Thoreau Henry David Название: Thoreau: A Book of Quotations ISBN: 0486414280 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780486414287 Издательство: Dover Цена: 339 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
To Emerson and other New England transcendentalists who knew him best, Thoreau often seemed prickly and antisocial. But in his writings he was (and is) a man anyone would treasure as a friend, sounding board, and spiritual advisor -- a man who trafficked in that rarest of commodities, the truth. Even now, almost 140 years after his death, his voice remains clear and compelling, and his truths are as relevant and meaningful as they were in his lifetime. In this treasury of more than 450 striking, thought-provoking excerpts from his writing, you will hear him railing against injustice, giving voice to his love of nature, and advocating the simplicity and conscious living that he brought to fruition during his two-year stay at Walden Pond. To be serene and successful we must be at one with the universe. Our life is frittered away by detail.... Simplify, simplify. Grouped under 17 headings, including Education, Freedom and Individualism, Friendship and Love, Human Nature, Literature and Writing, Nature, Season, and Solitude, the quotations include such favorites as The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation and Some circumstantial evidence is very strong, as when you find a trout in the milk. Whatever category they are in, Thoreau's observations provide so much inspiration and intellectual nourishment that browsing through this book becomes an exciting voyage of discovery into the heart of the human condition.
Автор: Pine, Joslyn Название: Money and Wealth: A Book of Quotations ISBN: 0486486389 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780486486383 Издательство: Dover Рейтинг: Цена: 1462 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: "Love lasteth long as the money endureth." "The money paid, the work delayed." This original anthology is rich with hundreds of quotes on currency, greed, the wealthy, and poverty, drawn from the Bible, proverbs, and the observations of Confucius, Shakespeare, Benjamin Franklin, Oscar Wilde, Henry Ford, W. C. Fields, Woody Allen, Bob Dylan, Oprah Winfrey, and others.
Автор: Blaisdell Bob Название: The Civil War: A Book of Quotations ISBN: 0486434133 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780486434131 Издательство: Dover Рейтинг: Цена: 559 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: A Book of Quotations, will be of interest to Civil War buffs and students and teachers of American history.
Описание: "The one thing I do not want," quipped Jacqueline Kennedy, "is to be called First Lady. It sounds like a saddle horse." This lively collection includes more than 350 revealing and thought-provoking remarks by White House wives, from Martha Washington ("I live a very dull life here, and know nothing that passes in town.") to Michelle Obama ("The only limit to the height of your achievements is the reach of your dreams and your willingness to work for them."). Humorous and heartfelt reflections include Abigail Adams's thoughts on partnership ("No man ever prospered in the world without the consent and cooperation of his wife."); Dolley Madison's attitude toward gossip ("It is one of my sources of happiness never to desire a knowledge of other people's business."); and Eleanor Roosevelt's comment on accountability ("It is often the people who refuse to assume any responsibility who are apt to be the sharpest critics of those who do.").
Автор: Blaisdell Bob Название: Lincoln: A Book of Quotations ISBN: 0486806073 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780486806075 Издательство: Dover Рейтинг: Цена: 564 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: "All I have learned, I learned from books," declared Abraham Lincoln -- and this book offers ample learning from the sixteenth president's wise and often witty remarks. Drawn from speeches, letters, and other sources, these thoughts and opinions range from considerations of human nature and spirituality to the burdens and privileges of the presidency along with many other topics of enduring interest. Selections include comments on morality ("It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.") and the pursuit of happiness ("Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.") as well as friendship ("I'm a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn't have the heart to let him down."), human frailty ("It's not me who can't keep a secret. It's the people I tell that can't."), and other thought-provoking subjects.
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