The Most Brilliant Thoughts Of All Time (in Two Lines Or Less)

Hardcover | May 17, 1999

byJohn M. Shanahan

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You don't have to be a genius to sound like one. Here's a collection of the most profound and provocative wit and wisdom in the English language in two lines or less. Edited by entrepreneur John M. Shanahan, who created the wildly successful Hooked on Phonics program, this wonderful book presents the best that has been thought and said on every imaginable topic.

Classified by such themes as "Truth, Lies, and Deception," "Men, Women, and Relationships," and "Passions, Virtues, and Vices," these quotes contain timeless messages for all humankind. Oscar Wilde: "A man who marries his mistress leaves a vacancy in that position." Charles de Gaulle: "The cemetery is filled with indispensable men." Abraham Lincoln: "Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power." Sophocles: "Men of ill judgment oft ignore the good that lies within their hands, till they have lost it."

Perfect for anyone who has ever been left speechless, this book will make you as glib as Oscar Wilde, as profound as Winston Churchill, and as wise as Aesop. Inspirational, entertaining, and thought-provoking, this is one collection that no library or bookshelf should be without.

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Oh, to be wildy witty and clever - or at least appear to be that way. From Winston Churchill to Oscar Wilde, you'll be able to impress your friends and family with witticisms that reflect the best of what has been said - on any imaginable topic - in two lines or less. The wit of the world's greatest writers, scholars and political lead...

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You don't have to be a genius to sound like one. Here's a collection of the most profound and provocative wit and wisdom in the English language in two lines or less. Edited by entrepreneur John M. Shanahan, who created the wildly successful Hooked on Phonics program, this wonderful book presents the best that has been thought and said...

John M. Shanahan is a true Renaissance man. He is the creator of the nationally acclaimed reading program Hooked on Phonics, and original syndicator of the number one talk radio show in America. This highly successful entrepreneur is also an accomplished composer, gourmet chef, and collector of antique automobiles and historic document...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 7.12 × 6.12 × 1.09 inPublished:May 17, 1999Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780060194116

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Oh, to be wildy witty and clever - or at least appear to be that way. From Winston Churchill to Oscar Wilde, you'll be able to impress your friends and family with witticisms that reflect the best of what has been said - on any imaginable topic - in two lines or less. The wit of the world's greatest writers, scholars and political leaders are immortalized in this collection of the most clever quotes in the English language. The Most Brilliant Thoughts of All Time also comes with a handy companion CD.