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The remarkable best-seller -- a long-lost, 300-year-old book of wisdom on how to live successfully yet responsibly in a society governed by self-interest -- as acute as Machiavelli yet as humanistic and scrupulously moral as Marcus Aurelius.

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1200 folk sayings used by Canadians.

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Les Bons Mots will help you add the piece de resistance to any conversation. Les Bons Mots is an eminently browsable reference that is designed to help English speakers use those witty and wise sayings for which the French are so justly famous. Eugene Ehrlich has…

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"Making love." "The wild thing." Or, just plain "it!" No matter what name you use to refer to "it," it's always a topic that demands attention. And this Tiny Tome gives "it" plenty.

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Pearls of wisdom and downright funny lines are bountiful in Dick Enberg's Humorous Quotes for All Occasions. Public speaking tops the list of things people fear most--above fear of snakes, falling, or even death. But Dick Enberg has the antidote. With 28 general…

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Proverbs supposedly contain the wisdom of the common folk--eternal truths to be passed down through the ages. They are short, often humorous, expressions that teach lessons or give practical advice, and they are perhaps the best indicators of attitudes and…

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The philosophy of La Rochefoucauld, which influenced French intellectuals as diverse as Voltaire and the Jansenists, is captured here in more than 600 penetrating and pithy aphorisms. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic…

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The wellerism--so called in English because it is a form of expression typical or reminiscent of Sam Weller or his father, two celebrated character in Dickens's Pickwick Papers--is a major subtype of the proverb. Known since Sumerian times, it has been popular…

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A Dictionary of American Proverbs is a treasury of more than 15,000 sayings, adages, and maxims commonly used in popular speech in the United States and Canada. As the first major collection of proverbs in the English language based on oral sources rather than…

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On the most important occasions of our lives, we often find ourselves at a loss for words; when we want to console, celebrate, explain, inspire, or thank, we end up repeating such uninspiring, uninformative phrases as "Words cannot express how I feel." To help us…