The Viking Book of Aphorisms: A Personal Selection

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Barnes & Noble Publishing, 1966 - Aphorisms and apothegms - 431 pages
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User Review  - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing

Sadly, there are no quotes from the Sagas in this anthology. (sorry, I've been entering my "Myth" books by Asprin lately.) Other than that it's a fine book to crib from when the well runs dry. Read full review

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User Review  - Michael Hinsley - Goodreads

Excellent reference. Audens' taste is evident. Read full review

Contents

RELIGION AND GOD
71
NATURE
95
EDUCATION
107
SOCIETY
117
THESEXES
165
LOVE MARRIAGE
177
THE PROFESSIONS
205
HISTORY
225
SCIENCE
257
THE ARTS
265
STATES AND GOVERNMENTS
295
THE LIFE OF THE MIND
319
LIFES MINOR PLEASURES
363
AGES OF MAN
381
INDEX OF AUTHORS
397
AN INFORMAL KEYWORD INDEX
409

ACTION
241

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About the author (1966)

Alan Jacobs is the Clyde S. Kilby Professor of English at Wheaton College in Illinois. His books include "Original Sin: A Cultural History," "The Narnian: The Life and Imagination of C. S. Lewis," and "What Became of Wystan: Change and Continuity in Auden's Poetry.

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