Civilization's Quotations: Life's Ideal

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Richard Alan Krieger
Algora Publishing, 2007 - 344 páginas
These 8,000 clever and insightful sayings, organized by theme, will enrich the prose of writers, public speakers and anyone seeking to lead or persuade. It also provides a wealth of inspirational affirmations to guide us in our lives. Chinese proverbs, Roman maxims and the wisdom of writers from William Penn to Kahlil Gibran cover themes from humility and patience to courage, will and action. The topics are arranged in a sequence that begins with birth and progresses through the seasons of the "Ideal Life." When possible, each quotation flows into the next one so that the whole section reads almost like a speech given by one person. In other sections, one quotation plays off another, creating a lively discussion amongst the authors.

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Índice

CHARACTER
1
LOVE
46
GOODNESS
71
PHILOSOPHY
102
WORDS
113
LISTENING
121
Writing122 Poetry124 Style126 Quotations127 Language127
127
PRUDENCE
141
Generosity 177 Giving 177 Helping 178 Caring 179 Gifts
180
ACTION
198
720
207
Profit213 Industry
214
WEALTH
220
JUSTICE
233
FAMILY
259
FRIENDSHIP
270

FAITH
148
Attitude 168 Influence 168 Inspiration 169 Opportunity
169
70
172
Neighbors276 Company277
277
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Página 298 - I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
Página 281 - Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.
Página 137 - Many a man lives a burden to the earth; but a good book is the precious life-blood of a master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life.
Página 196 - If a man can write a better book, preach a better sermon, or make a better mousetrap than his neighbor, though he builds his house in the woods, the world will make a beaten path to his door.
Página 199 - If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.
Página 150 - Why could we not cast it out?" So Jesus said to them, "Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.
Página 322 - There is no good in arguing with the inevitable. The only argument available with an east wind is to put on your overcoat.
Página 109 - tis not to come ; if it be not to come, it will be now ; if it be not now, yet it will come ; the readiness is all ; since no man has aught of what he leaves, what is't to leave betimes?
Página 82 - How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth?
Página 135 - There is nothing, sir, too little for so little a creature as man. It is by studying little things that we attain the great art of having as little misery and as much happiness as possible.

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