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Civilization’s Quotations: Life’s Ideal

Richard Alan Krieger

Average Review Rating Average Rating 8/10 (1 Review)
Book Details

Publisher : Algora Publishing

Published : 2002

Copyright : Richard Alan Krieger 2002

ISBN-10 : PB 1-892941-76-7
ISBN-13 : PB 978-1-892941-76-3

Publisher's Write-Up

These 8000 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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Review by Denise M. Clark (190203) Rating (8/10)

Review by Denise M. Clark
Rating 8/10
Civilization’s Quotations is just what the title implies. Early writings from the Bible to ancient Chinese proverbs are captured, catalogued and rendered in extensive detail. So too, are captions from ancient Persia to Ghandi... and quotes from Shakespeare to Sir Francis Bacon. No one seems to have been overlooked. They’re all here in glorious detail, excellently classified and notated… Goethe, Aesop, Thackery, Churchill. There are quotations from Seneca and Plato, and Balzac to Thomas Jefferson. Wow. Such an impressive undertaking! The sources of the quotes are as varied as the topics covered; among them Truth, Wealth, Faith, Philosophy, Education and Friendship.

Author Krieger has amassed an impressive collection in this organized reference book and his determination to cull the best from the best is admirable. This one is a definite must for every bookshelf – whether it’s used as a reference source or a book to randomly thumb through at leisure. There is definitely something for everyone within the pages of this fine collection of quotations gathered from the history of man.
Denise M. Clark (19th February 2003)

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