The Penquin Thesaurus of Quotationsby M. J. Cohen
From Woody Allen on aggression to Leon Trotsky on civilization, Joseph Kennedy on endurance, and Austin O'Malley on thinking, The Penguin Thesaurus of Quotations is a treasury of witty, wise, and memorable lines. Here are more than 12,000 quotes--culled from sources as wide-ranging as the Bible and the Internet--organized alphabetically into approximately 800 categories. Within each category, quotations are listed alphabetically by author. The selections in this meticulously researched volume are intelligent and well-chosen, with each quote containing detailed source notes. Both a browser's paradise and an indispensable tool for students, speechmakers, letter writers, and quotation aficionados, this book includes clever lines you've never read as well as old favorites whose exact wording you don't fully remember and want to be sure you get right.
"It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations." --Winston Churchill, speaking of himself
M.J. Cohen has coedited two previous books in the Penguin Reference series. He is a publishing consultant when not pursuing the quotable.
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