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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An anthology of pithy sayings dealing with man's ideas. Divided for easy reference into categories such as love, marriage, friendship, religion, science, the arts, and many others.
  

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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  - Frilla Amanda - Goodreads

Auden is one of my top favorites authors so it's fun to read his personal favorite quotes from other authors. Of course you'll probably already now most of the authors: Shakespeare, Proust, Rochefoucauld, Baudelaire, etc, etc. 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)

Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956) is acknowledged as one of the great dramatists whose plays, work with the Berliner Ensemble and critical writings have had a considerable influence on the theatre. His landmark plays include "The Threepenny Opera", "Fear and Misery of the Third Reich", "The Life of Galileo, " "Mother Courage and Her Children "and "The Caucasian Chalk Circle.

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