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Overview A unique collection of the wisest, wittiest, and most inspirational quotes ever uttered in the English language includes examples from Winston Churchill, Oscar Wilde, and others, and also offers a free CD, making a perfect gift package.
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.
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Ingram Advance - 06/01/1999 page 114
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.1" Width: 6.4" Height: 1.1" Weight: 0.9 lbs.
Release Date May 11, 1999
ISBN 0060194111 ISBN13 9780060194116 UPC 099455022958
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More About John M. Shanahan
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.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Most Brilliant Thoughts of All Time (In Two Lines or Less)?
short review of the book Dec 31, 2007
perhaps the most enlightening book of my life, you really feel as though 100's of years of human experience, knowledge and intellect have been on nearly every occasion condensed down to 2 lines or less, a completely certain must read for anybody who has every had a thought........?!?!?!?!?!
You've got to be kidding! Jun 8, 2007
If this editor really thinks these are the most brilliant thoughts of all time, he needs to get out more. A few gems, but mostly tired truisms from the 1900's and before. Nothing much new. I found this book disappointing and boring, which is unfortunate, since it includes a CD with all of the content included. But here is some good news; if you are looking for something similar that will really inspire and entertain you a far better choice is- "A Dancing Star: Inspirations to Guide and Heala wonderful book that was given to me by a friend 10 years ago when I became ill with a chronic disease. I still read it all the time.
I have two copies - i can't be without it! Oct 18, 2006
This is an amazing quote book. I manage a large office of creative staff and I also attend many business functions where I am often called upon to make speeches. I use the quotes in this book when communicating with my staff and colleagues. I like to throw in a few quotes from Mr. Shanahan's book, it never lets me down when I need to make a point subtly and eloquently.
I find a great way to start the business day on a positive note is to open up The Most Brilliant Thoughts of All Time' (in Two Lines or Less) and read a relevant quote to my team.
I have a copy at my office and another at home.
Lots of Profound Quotations Apr 26, 2006
I REALLY like reading quotations & this book is FULL of them, BUT the author, John Shanahan, has attempted his 15 minutes of fame by including his own quotations, most of which I read & said, "HUH??" because they are not up to the same quality as the others. However, it IS his book! Great read, tho!
Literature ? Mar 14, 2006
As books of this type go it is about what I expected, a real novelty. I may find a few items to quote, but most are not very profound nor of great interest.