Bartlett's Words To Live By: Advice And Inspiration For Everyday Life

Hardcover | May 4, 2006

byJohn BartlettOtherKurt Vonnegut

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For 150 years people have looked to Bartlett's Familiar Quotations for wisdom, inspiration, and pure fun. Here now is an elegant new collection of the best advice ever given, inspiring words from the world's wisest men and women.


"There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval." -George Santayana



Readers will be delighted by insights that span almost five thousand years of human history, from ancient Egypt to the modern day, capturing the differences-and the similarities-of human thought over time.



"Truth is great and its effectiveness endures." -Ptahhotpe



From such varied sources as the Bible, Jane Austen, and John F. Kennedy, everyone is sure to find a gem.



"Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee." -Muhammad Ali



With its thoughtful and entertaining selection of quotes, Bartlett's Words to Live By is an enlightening gift for the graduate or the student of life and a splendid addition to the reference shelf.



"In my end is my beginning." -Mary, Queen of Scots

"<_st13a_city _w3a_st="on"><_st13a_place _w3a_st="on">Bartlett's Familiar Quotations is an admirable work, and I studied it intently."

-Sir Winston Churchill



In 1855, <_st13a_state _w3a_st="on"><_st13a_place _w3a_st="on">Massachusetts bookseller John Bartlett self-published a small collection of prose and verse quotations. Since then, his volume has been continuously expanded and published to reflect the ever-changing cultural climate. Bartlett's Familiar Quotations remains the most authoritative, thought-provoking, and entertaining book of quotations available.

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For 150 years people have looked to Bartlett's Familiar Quotations for wisdom, inspiration, and pure fun. Here now is an elegant new collection of the best advice ever given, inspiring words from the world's wisest men and women. "There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval." -George Santayana Readers will be del...

John Bartlett: First published in 1855, BARTLETT'S FAMILIAR QUOTATIONS has been completely updated and revised for the 17th edition.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 8.5 × 5.88 × 1 inPublished:May 4, 2006Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316016241

ISBN - 13:9780316016247

Appropriate for ages: 13

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