8,789 Words of Wisdom: Proverbs, Precepts, Maxims, Adages, and Axioms to Live By

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Workman Publishing, Aug 1, 2001 - Self-Help - 608 pages
8,789 Words Of Wisdom is brimming with great advice, maxims, sayings and saws, proverbs, precepts and truths-8,789 of them, to be exact. Turn to any spot in the book and there is the secret to living a happier, healthier, saner, more productive life. Learn to unlearn. Appreciate the questions as much as the answers. Stretch beyond what is comfortable. There are folksy expressions polished smooth over time: If you think you can, you can. Experience is the best teacher. Quotes: Those who know don't speak, those who speak don't know (Lao-tzu). Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there (Will Rogers). Unexpected turns: Listen with your eyes. Good judgment comes from experience and experience comes from bad judgment. Taken together it's the ultimate source of self-improvement.

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User Review  - Chris177 - LibraryThing

Lots of interesting and thoughtful sayings but there is no organization to the book. If you are looking for a saying to use, it is very hard to fine one about a particular topic. Read full review

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I had seen this book before a relative of mine had it and one day I was leafing through it it is addictive and so many quotes jumped out at me that seemed to relate to what my best friend is going ... Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Barbara Ann Kipfer is the author of numerous Workman books including 14,000 Things to be Happy About. She is a lexicographer and author whose many works include thesauri and other reference books, spiritually themed books, and list books. She lives in New England. Her website is thingstobehappyabout.com.

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