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The Best Advice Ever Given: Life Lessons for Success in the Real World

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In need of a bit of good advice? With so many decisions to make in the areas of love and relationships, education and professional endeavors, success and personal happiness, it's no wonder that most of us seek good advice from the fount of collective human wisdom at one time or another. Here in one helpful compendium is the best advice ever recorded: a collection of personal tips, traditional proverbs, and clever observations - some gently inspiring and some profoundly life-changing - from the sages of the ...
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Overview

In need of a bit of good advice? With so many decisions to make in the areas of love and relationships, education and professional endeavors, success and personal happiness, it's no wonder that most of us seek good advice from the fount of collective human wisdom at one time or another. Here in one helpful compendium is the best advice ever recorded: a collection of personal tips, traditional proverbs, and clever observations - some gently inspiring and some profoundly life-changing - from the sages of the literary, political, spiritual, and psychological realms, including: "Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who take the bus with you when the limo breaks down."--Oprah Winfrey "Never play cards with a man called Doc. Never eat at a placed called Mom's. Never sleep with a woman whose troubles are worse than your own." --Nelson Algren "Never lend your car to anyone to whom you have given birth." -- Erma Bombeck "Always forgive your enemies: nothing annoys them so much." -- Oscar Wilde
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  • ISBN-13: 9781599210841
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Series: 1001 Series
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 407,236
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 6.50 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephen D. Price, a consulting editor of The Lyons Press, is author of more than twenty-five books, including The Quotable Horse Lover, The Ultimate Fishing Guide, 1001 Dumbest Things Ever Said, and 1001 Smartest Things Ever Said. He lives in New York City.
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"Warriors take chances. Like everyone else, they fear failing, but they refuse to let fear control them."--Samurai proverb"Be yourself. The world worships the original."--Ingrid Bergman"When you encounter seemingly good advice that contradicts other seemingly good advice, ignore them both."--Al Franken
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With so many decisions to make in the areas of love and relationships, education and professional endeavors, success and personal happiness, it’s no wonder that most of us seek good advice from the fount of collective human wisdom at one time or another. Here in one helpful compendium is the best advice ever recorded: a collection of personal tips, traditional proverbs, and clever observations—some gently inspiring and some profoundly life-changing—from the sages of the literary, political, spiritual, and psychological realms including:

 


"Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough."
--Oprah Winfrey
 
"When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen."
--Ernest Hemingway
 
"The secret of business is to know something nobody else knows."
--Aristotle Onassis
 
"For marriage to be a success, every woman and every man should have her and his own bathroom. The end."
--Catherine Zeta-Jones
 
"Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names."
--John F. Kennedy
 
"In the fight between you and the world, back the world."
--Franz Kafka
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