The Book of Celtic Wisdom [NOOK Book]

Overview

The Book of Celtic Wisdom is a collection of the poems, proverbs, and aphorisms of the Celtic people that have been passed down from generation to generation for thousands of years. These are the proverbs and blessings that bring the wisdom of the ancient Celts to life. Their thoughts on charity ("Stretch out your hand in giving, and you will never stretch it out in need"), aging ("The older the fiddle, the sweeter the tune"), and work ("The lazy young man and the poor old man; two sides of the same coin") are as...
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The Book of Celtic Wisdom

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Overview

The Book of Celtic Wisdom is a collection of the poems, proverbs, and aphorisms of the Celtic people that have been passed down from generation to generation for thousands of years. These are the proverbs and blessings that bring the wisdom of the ancient Celts to life. Their thoughts on charity ("Stretch out your hand in giving, and you will never stretch it out in need"), aging ("The older the fiddle, the sweeter the tune"), and work ("The lazy young man and the poor old man; two sides of the same coin") are as relevant today as they were thousands of years ago. A thoughtful and reflective compilation, this book is bound to inspire, enlighten, and entertain readers every-where.
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Based in County Dublin, Scott has authored over 80 books, including Irish Folk and Fairy Tales, and so has had ample opportunity to gather the material for this pocket-sized book. Set in a Celt-like font and separated by runes, the book's wisdom runs from the canny ("Better a good enemy than a bad friend") to the timely: "The ink of a scholar will survive longer than the blood of a martyr." (Feb. 1) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780446562997
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/27/2009
  • Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 411,586
  • File size: 774 KB

Table of Contents

Introduction xi
Triads 1
Proverbs and Sayings 25
The Song of Amergin 89
We Saw a Vision 93
About the Author 97
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  • Posted February 13, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    The Book of Celtic Wisdom

    Michael Scott is a great author and the book of Celtic Wisdom brings together years of research into mythology and the importance of 3 in Celtic cultere and how is its exists within the modern world in more ways than we can ever count.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2011

    Save your money.

    Skip this one.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 21, 2012

    Enjoyable but too short

    I enjoyed the various sayings and comments but the book is far shorter than what is given in the description! I wrote B&N about it but I have yet to receive a response. Yet, that was more than a month ago....

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 25, 2013

    This book contains many quotes that can be applied to many aspec

    This book contains many quotes that can be applied to many aspects of life.  I enjoy having the quotes at the tip of my fingers.  The little intros by the author offers a little information without over powering.  

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 19, 2012

    Book of Celtic Wisdom a Ripoff

    I am apalled thet Barnes and Noble is selling this 28 page pamphlet of $9.99 as if it were really a book. Moreover, what they are passing off as scholarly research into Celtic Wisdom by Michael Scott in nothing but a collection of old sayings we have been hearing all our lives like: "Lie down with dogs and rise up with fleas", "Clothes do not make the man..." and "The proof of the pudding is in the eating". All the rest of the "wisdom" could well have come from Wikipedia or andy other common reference.

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    Posted January 14, 2011

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