The Little Book of Wisdom

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This unique gem of a book is the literary equivalent of a good friend. You can return to its enlightening quotations again and again for advice, support and comfort. The insight they contain will help you find meaning and purpose in life, while encouraging you to live each day as a celebration.

Like a trusted friend, the quality that sets this book apart is an intangible: the heartwarming power of Richard Torregrossa's artwork. More than 250 black-and-white illustrations portray...

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Overview

This unique gem of a book is the literary equivalent of a good friend. You can return to its enlightening quotations again and again for advice, support and comfort. The insight they contain will help you find meaning and purpose in life, while encouraging you to live each day as a celebration.

Like a trusted friend, the quality that sets this book apart is an intangible: the heartwarming power of Richard Torregrossa's artwork. More than 250 black-and-white illustrations portray timeless wisdom in a contemporary setting. These serendipitous portraits capture, then further illuminate truths present in the text. Some are whimsical; some are downright hilarious. All will increase your understanding and enjoyment of life.

If you need a lift, want a better understanding of yourself, or just like to start each day with a smile, you'll enjoy spending time with this little treasure.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781558744226
  • Publisher: Health Communications, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/1/1996
  • Pages: 250
  • Sales rank: 1,437,719

Meet the Author

Richard Torregrossa is a journalist and artist who has freelanced for Cosmopolitan, Self, Yoga Journal, Microsoft's on-line magazine Sidewalk and other national and regional publications. Born in Brooklyn, New York, he now lives in San Diego, California, where he is currently working on a series of illustrated children's books that have tie-ins to their own Web sites.
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Where there is great love there are always miracles.
—Willa Cather

Death Comes for the Archbishop Much better to do your own work, even if you have to do it imperfectly, then to do other people's work perfectly.
—Bhagavad Gita

The Master doesn't seek fulfillment. Not seeking, not expecting. She is present, and can welcome all things.
—Tao Te Ching

Translated by Stephen Mitchell We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
—Winston Churchill

Works of art are indeed always products of having-been-in-danger, of having-gone-to-the-very end in an experience, to where man can go no further.
—R. M. Rilke

Letters He who wrestles with us strengthens our nerves, and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
—Edmund Burke

Self-loving is not so vile a sin, my liege, as self-neglecting.
—Shakespeare

Inside every human being is a God in embryo. It has only one desire—it wants to be born.
—Kahlil Gibran

If you are pained by external things, it is not they that disturb you, but your own

©2008. Richard Torregrossa. All rights reserved. Reprinted from The Little Book of Wisdom. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means, without the written permission of the publisher. Publisher: Health Communications, Inc., 3201 SW 15th Street, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

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