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I Thought So: A Book of Epigrams
     

I Thought So: A Book of Epigrams

by Michael Lipsey
 
I Thought So is a distillation of wisdom in the classic tradition of Mark Twain, H. L. Mencken, Epictetus, Samuel Johnson, and la Rochefoucauld. If you love epigrams, you'll be delighted by the original mind reflected here. If you enjoy seeing things from a different angle, and like to discuss life's larger questions, then this is the book for you.

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Overview

I Thought So is a distillation of wisdom in the classic tradition of Mark Twain, H. L. Mencken, Epictetus, Samuel Johnson, and la Rochefoucauld. If you love epigrams, you'll be delighted by the original mind reflected here. If you enjoy seeing things from a different angle, and like to discuss life's larger questions, then this is the book for you.

The epigrams are sectioned into the traditional categories and presented in a meaningful array. We begin with Manners because one is nothing without them. An Attitude section is included because in these times one tries to be a Positive Person and to avoid Negativity. The Attitude section may be somewhat contradicted by all the other sections, but "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds . . . ." One does not read a book of epigrams like a novel; one quite properly skips around in it. Most readers will begin with Health, then Love and Wealth. Food and Travel will get some attention. Some may foolishly forgo the invaluable lessons in Manners, Morality, and Vanity. Those who choose to skip Death will be forgiven.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781882897940
Publisher:
Lost Coast Press
Publication date:
03/28/2008
Pages:
141
Product dimensions:
5.78(w) x 7.16(h) x 0.46(d)

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Sample Epigrams:


Some people would rather lose the relationship than the argument.


A good cook is adventurous-a great cook is insane.


My kids have difficulties; other people's kids have problems.


Wise men are often to be found at home, the world having no use for them.

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