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 Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and even later, in dark meditations on the human condition where his humor takes on a cynical, satirical twist. 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. 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.
Автор: Bradfield Bill Название: Books and Reading: A Book of Quotations ISBN: 0486424634 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780486424637 Издательство: Dover Рейтинг: Цена: 235 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Автор: Galewitz Herb Название: Music: A Book of Quotations ISBN: 0486415961 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780486415963 Издательство: Dover Рейтинг: Цена: 235 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: 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: Bad promises are better broken than kept. Marriage is neither heaven nor hell; it is simply purgatory. Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally. 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.
Автор: Randolph Boris Название: Bible Quotations Crossword Puzzles ISBN: 0486421066 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780486421063 Издательство: Dover Рейтинг: Цена: 623 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Crossword enthusiasts can test and expand their knowledge of the Scriptures, and those well versed in the Bible can sharpen their puzzle skills. Each of the 66 puzzles featrues a Biblical quotation - all taken from the King James Version - that ultimatley appears in a special series of boxes upon completion of the puzzle. Reprint of The Crossoword Book of Bible Quotations, David McKay Company, Inc., New York, 1958
Описание: Over 500 inspiring quotations from the Greeks and Romans.
Автор: Blaisdell Bob Название: The Civil War: A Book of Quotations ISBN: 0486434133 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780486434131 Издательство: Dover Рейтинг: Цена: 388 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: A Book of Quotations, will be of interest to Civil War buffs and students and teachers of American history.
Автор: Galewitz Herb Название: Mother: A Book of Quotations ISBN: 0486419401 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780486419404 Издательство: Dover Рейтинг: Цена: 118 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
This delightful and entertaining collection includes scores of quotations, sayings, and speculations about motherhood -- from the Roman poet Virgil and St. Augustine to movie-maker Mack Sennett and comedienne Phyllis Diller. Shakespeare is quoted, as are Euripides, Thomas Alva Edison, Abraham Lincoln, Oscar Wilde, Napoleon, Edna Ferber, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Gloria Vanderbilt, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and many other writers, statesmen, celebrities, biblical figures, movie stars, and others. There's solid advice from Abigail Van Buren ("If you want your children to turn out well, spend twice as much time with them, and half as much money."), profound utterings by President Theodore Roosevelt ("Into a woman's keep is committed the destiny of the generations to come."), as well as tongue-in-cheek comments from American humorist Will Rogers ("I doubt if a charging elephant or rhino is as determined or hard to check as a socially ambitious mother.") A wonderful little time for browsing, this book will also serve as a handy reference.
Автор: Berrey Lester V. Название: A Treasury of Biblical Quotations ISBN: 0486425037 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780486425030 Издательство: Dover Рейтинг: Цена: 701 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Designed as a quick and easy reference tool, this thesaurus of scripture classifies sacred texts from the King James Version of both the Old and New Testaments by topic. Arranged alphabetically by subject, the quotes appear under headings ranging from ability, courage, and fidelity to sorrow, temptation, and zeal.
Автор: Rattiner Susan L. Название: Women`s Wit and Wisdom: A Book of Quotations ISBN: 0486411230 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780486411231 Издательство: Dover Рейтинг: Цена: 235 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
"Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the fact," said Mary Ann Evans, a.k.a. George Eliot. "In nine cases out of ten, a woman had better show more affection than she feels," opined Jane Austen. "When a girl marries, she exchanges the attentions of many men for the inattention of one," observed Helen Rowland. These are just a few of more than 400 memorable quotes in this volume, expressed over the past 2,500 years by female poets, novelists, historical figures, celebrities, entertainers, and others. Covering a broad range of topics men, women, love and romance, marriage, family, human nature, aging, the quest for gender equality, work and occupations, joy and sorrow, nature, the environment, and more the quotations are divided into subject categories and arranged chronologically by the author's date of birth. Where possible, sources and dates are cited for each quote. Browse through these pages and immerse yourself in snippets of worldly wisdom from the poignant ("The loneliest woman in the world is a woman without a close woman friend" Toni Morrison) to the despairing ("Old age is woman's hell" Ninon de Lenclos) to the politically astute ("Do not tell secrets to those whose faith and silence you have not already tested" Queen Elizabeth I) to the humorous ("Flops are a part of life's menu, and I've never been a girl to miss out on any of the courses" Rosalind Russell). You'll also find food for thought from Sappho, Madame de Stael, Harriet Tubman, Margaret Sanger, Eleanor Roosevelt, Helen Keller, Erma Bombeck, Oprah Winfrey, Gloria Steinem, and Hillary Rodham Clinton, among others. Brimming with timeless observations, humor, and wisdom, this practical and entertaining little volume will be indispensable to public speakers and a delight to general readers. "
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