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

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

by Steven Price
     
 

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In need of a bit of good advice? Well here is the best advice ever recorded—a compendium of personal tips, traditional proverbs, and clever observations from the literary, political, and entertainment world. The Best Advice Ever Given covers such diverse topics as life, love, success, forgiveness, friendship, character, health, and many more, including:*

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In need of a bit of good advice? Well here is the best advice ever recorded—a compendium of personal tips, traditional proverbs, and clever observations from the literary, political, and entertainment world. The Best Advice Ever Given covers such diverse topics as life, love, success, forgiveness, friendship, character, health, and many more, including:* "Good advice is something a man gives when he is too old to set a bad example."—François de La Rochefoucauld
• "The first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: Decide what you want."—Ben Stein* "Never play cards with a man called Doc. Never eat at a place called Mom's. Never sleep with a woman whose troubles are worse than your own."—Nelson Algren* "When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen."—Ernest Hemingway* "Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much."—'scar Wilde* "The secret of business is to know something nobody else knows."—Aristotle Onassis* "In baiting a mousetrap with cheese, be sure to leave room for the mouse."—H. H. Munro ("Saki")* "Keep cool; anger is not an argument."—Daniel Webster* "Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time and annoys the pig."—Source Unknown* "Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names."—John F. Kennedy* "If someone offers you a breath mint, accept it."—H. Jackson Brown* "In the fight between you and the world, back the world."—Franz Kafka

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781599210841
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Series:
1001 Series
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
415,904
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 6.50(h) x 0.80(d)

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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

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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