Wisdom for Graduates: Words to the Wise from the Even Wiser

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You've got the diploma and the cool square hat, now all you need to show off your newfound knowledge is to spout pearls of wisdom from some of the world's most distinguished thinkers.  Wisdom for Graduates contains the life lessons that graduates are generally expected to know, plus a few profound insights for added flair. With Wisdom for Graduates at your fingertipes, you can:

  • Give your elders renewed ...
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Overview

You've got the diploma and the cool square hat, now all you need to show off your newfound knowledge is to spout pearls of wisdom from some of the world's most distinguished thinkers.  Wisdom for Graduates contains the life lessons that graduates are generally expected to know, plus a few profound insights for added flair. With Wisdom for Graduates at your fingertipes, you can:

  • Give your elders renewed faith in today's youth
  • Demonstrate to potential employers a wisdom beyond your years
  • Earn yourself dinner party invitations for your way with witticisms

Find the appropriate astute comment—be it learning, dreams, planning, effort, achievement, friendship, or transition—and you're on your way.
 
"If you follow your bliss, doors will open for you that wouldn't have opened for anyone else." —Joseph Campbell, writer
 
"To think is easy.  To act is hard.  But the hardest thing in the world is to act in accordance with your thinking."  —Johanna Wolfgag von Goethe, writer
 
"Nothing contributes so much to tranquilizing the mind as a steady purpose —a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye." —Mary Shelley, writer
 
"It is not always by plugging away at a difficulty and sticking to it that one overcomes it; often it is by working on the one next to it.  Some things have to be approached obliquely, at an angle."  —Andre Gide, writer
 
"You got to be careful if you don't know where you're going, because you might not get there."  —Yogi Berra, sports figure
 
"Make voyages.  Attempt them.  There's nothing else."  —Tennessee Williams, playwright
 
"Not all who wander are lost."  J.R.R. Tolkien, writer
 

"Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone."—
Pablo Picasso
 
 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780760792704
  • Publisher: Fall River Press
  • Publication date: 4/12/2007
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 262,342
  • Product dimensions: 4.90 (w) x 6.80 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2009

    Everyone, young and old, just loved this book!

    I gave five of these books as graduation gifts. Everyone of the kids I gave it to has stopped by my office to personally thank me. They said it's funny, serious, light-hearted, and true. I didn't keep one for myself, perhaps I should have.

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  • Posted July 5, 2009

    A Fun Book

    Innovative idea for a book, one which was fascinating to read and to give. The graduate who received it was quite excited about reading it. A nice touch for a young person.

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  • Posted March 9, 2009

    Graduation

    Am giving this book to my niece for May University graduation. She will like it a lot.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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