Little Giant Encyclopedia - Toasts and Quotes

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2009 - Reference - 511 pages
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From the perennially popular Little Giant Encyclopedia series comes Toasts & Quotes, now beautifully repackaged in a sophisticated new edition that will make a great gift. This delightful book is packed full of interesting, witty, and heartfelt sentiments for all occasions.  Enhance your conversation--or any speech--with witty quotations, thoughts, and toasts on everything from marriage to alcohol, politics to civilization, cinema to computers. More than 2,000 quotes and 800 proverbs range from ancient thinkers such as Lao-Tzu and Plato to wit from modern entertainers like Letterman and Miss Piggy.

 

 

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Contents

Public speaking
8
Toasts and roasts
19
To marriage
20
At wedding anniversaries
22
To love
23
To graduation
24
To good friends
25
To drink
26
Errors and mistakes
214
Experts
218
Fame
220
proverbs
224
Food
226
proverbs
232
Freedom and liberty
234
Friends and enemies
237

To my retirement
28
To a retiring person
29
Jokes at a wedding
30
Jokes at retirement parties
31
Short poems for all occasions
32
Roasts for all occasions
34
Quotes and proverbs
39
Ability and achievement
40
Acting and actors
42
Adultery and divorce
48
Advertising
52
Aging
56
Alcohol
66
proverbs
72
Ambition
74
America and Americans
76
Ancestry
85
Animals
86
Appearance
92
proverbs
98
Architecture
100
Argument
102
104
104
Books and reading
109
Bores
112
Britain and the British
115
Business
118
Censorship
130
Charity
134
Children
136
proverbs
140
Cinema
142
Civilization
144
Clothes
146
Communication
148
Computers
156
Conscience and morals
160
Courage and cowardice
164
proverbs
166
Crime and punishment
169
Critics
174
Cynicism
178
Death
180
proverbs
188
Diplomacy
190
Economics
192
Education
196
Egotism
202
Endeavor
206
proverbs
250
Genius
252
Good and evil
255
Happiness
256
proverbs
260
History
262
Home and hospitality
266
Hypocrisy
270
Ideals
272
Ideas
274
Ireland and the Irish
277
Journalism
278
Law and lawyers
282
proverbs
292
Life
294
Love
298
Manners and etiquette
306
Marriage
308
proverbs
326
Medicine and medics
328
332
332
proverbs
338
Money and wealth
341
Music
364
Nature and environment
369
Optimism and pessimism
370
Poets and poetry
374
Politics
376
Prejudice
396
Quoting
398
Religion
400
proverbs
412
Science and technology
414
422
422
Sport and games
428
Statistics
440
Success and failure
442
proverbs
448
Television
450
Travel
452
Truth and lies
458
462
462
Wit and humor
470
Women
472
proverbs
480
Work
482
Writers
490
Author index
495
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