Civilization's Quotations: Life's Ideal

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Richard Alan Krieger
Algora Publishing, 2007 - Electronic books - 344 pages
These 8,000 clever and insightful sayings, organized by theme, will enrich the prose of writers, public speakers and anyone seeking to lead or persuade. It also provides a wealth of inspirational affirmations to guide us in our lives. Chinese proverbs, Roman maxims and the wisdom of writers from William Penn to Kahlil Gibran cover themes from humility and patience to courage, will and action. The topics are arranged in a sequence that begins with birth and progresses through the seasons of the "Ideal Life." When possible, each quotation flows into the next one so that the whole section reads almost like a speech given by one person. In other sections, one quotation plays off another, creating a lively discussion amongst the authors.

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Contents

Inspiration
170
GRATITUDE
171
Thankfulness
172
Praise
173
Value
174
FORGIVENESS
175
Confession
176
CHARITY
177

Morality
19
Conscience
20
Principles
22
Humility
23
Modesty
24
Politeness
25
Courtesy
26
Reputation
27
Name
28
Rights
29
Fate
31
Providence
33
Fortune
34
Chance
36
TIME
38
The Past
41
The Moment
42
Now
43
Tomorrow
45
The AgeEra
46
LOVE
47
The Heart
54
Compassion
57
Feeling
58
Cheerfulness
62
Joy
63
Wonder
65
Joking
67
Jesting
68
Wit
69
Play
70
Leisure
71
GOODNESS
72
Kindness
75
Purity
76
Greatness
77
The Golden Rule
80
Trust
85
Sincerity
86
WISDOM
87
Knowledge
92
Understanding
94
Advice
95
Mind
97
Intellect
99
Thinking
100
Thought
101
Logic
103
Reason
105
Theory
107
Ideas
111
Opinion
112
Memory
113
WORDS
114
Speech
117
Talking
120
The Tongue
121
LISTENING
122
Writing
123
Poetry
125
Style
127
Quotations
128
EDUCATION
129
Teaching
131
Scholars
132
Studying
134
Books
135
Stories
137
Myths
138
Practice
139
Curiosity
140
PRUDENCE
142
Waiting
144
Economy
145
Moderation
146
Caution
147
Safety
148
FAITH
149
Believing
150
Promise
151
Hope
152
Wishing
153
Vision
154
Dreaming
156
Miracles
158
Optimism
159
WILL
160
Desire
161
Wanting
162
Passion
163
Goals
164
Ambition
165
Perseverance
166
Endurance
167
Choice
168
Attitude
169
Generosity
178
Helping
179
Caring
180
Gifts
181
Contentment
184
Contemplation
185
Silence
186
COURAGE
188
Bravery
190
Valor
191
Heroism
192
Strength and Weakness
193
Mastery
194
Talent
195
Invention
196
Creativity
197
Imagination
198
ACTION
199
Doing
201
Deeds
203
Duty
204
Motivation
205
Experience
206
WORK
207
Labor
210
Employment
211
Occupation
212
Trade
213
Profit
214
Industry
215
Discipline
216
Achievement
219
Winning
220
WEALTH
221
Money
222
Riches
225
Prosperity
227
Luxury
228
Fame
230
Popularity
231
Glory
232
Ruling
233
JUSTICE
234
Law
237
Lawyers
239
Government
240
Politics
242
Leadership
243
CIVILIZATION
244
Society
245
Tradition
246
Custom
247
Fashion
248
History
249
Nations
250
Country
251
Humanity
253
Crowds
254
Men
256
Women
257
FAMILY
260
Ancestors
261
Marriage
263
Parents
266
Mother
268
Children
269
FRIENDSHIP
271
Loyalty
277
Company
278
Liberty
280
Differences
281
BEAUTY
283
Art
286
Music
290
NATURE
295
Earth
298
Trees and Flowers
299
Animals
300
AGE
302
Youth
304
Old Age
306
HEALTH
308
The Body
310
Eating
311
Medicine
312
Physicians
313
Remedies
314
SCIENCE
315
Numbers
320
Facts
322
Circumstances
323
THE WORLD
324
The Universe
328
Unity
329
Mystery
331
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