Most Brilliant Thoughts of All Time : (In Two Lines or Less)

Most Brilliant Thoughts of All Time : (In Two Lines or Less)

by John M. Shanahan
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Most Brilliant Thoughts of All Time : (In Two Lines or Less) by John M. Shanahan

You don't have to be a genius to sound like one. Here's a collection of the most profound and provocative wit and wisdom in the English language in two lines or less. Edited by entrepreneur John M. Shanahan, who created the wildly successful Hooked on Phonics program, this wonderful book presents the best that has been thought and said on every imaginable topic.

Classified by such themes as "Truth, Lies, and Deception," "Men, Women, and Relationships," and "Passions, Virtues, and Vices," these quotes contain timeless messages for all humankind. Oscar Wilde: "A man who marries his mistress leaves a vacancy in that position." Charles de Gaulle: "The cemetery is filled with indispensable men." Abraham Lincoln: "Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power." Sophocles: "Men of ill judgment oft ignore the good that lies within their hands, till they have lost it."

Perfect for anyone who has ever been left speechless, this book will make you as glib as Oscar Wilde, as profound as Winston Churchill, and as wise as Aesop. Inspirational, entertaining, and thought-provoking, this is one collection that no library or bookshelf should be without.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060194116
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/11/1999
Edition description: 1st Edition
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 649,908
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 7.12(h) x 1.09(d)

About the Author

John M. Shanahan is a true Renaissance man. He is the creator of the nationally acclaimed reading program Hooked on Phonics, and original syndicator of the number one talk radio show in America. This highly successful entrepreneur is also an accomplished composer, gourmet chef, and collector of antique automobiles and historic documents. John and his wife, Alice, have three grown children Julie, John, and Sean.

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Most Brilliant Thoughts of All Time : (In Two Lines or Less) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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This book lends the perfect quip for every occasion, from ironic to inspirational. Light reading for times when you want to be amused.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Not only an excellent book, but an excellent tool as well. Use the wisdom expressed in these unique quotes in business meetings, when out with friends, etc. Everyone should have this one.