There are a lot of words in the world. Billions get written, sent, read and forgotten everyday. Yet originality and great ideas expressed succinctly are rare. In the endless sea of language there is surprisingly little that is memorable. Few sentences are worth repeating and fewer still worth pondering. Quintessential Quotes is an inspiring collection of aphorisms, maxims, adages, and proverbs. More
Quintessential Quotes includes the musings of great thinkers of all kinds and from all eras reflecting on subjects that matter today and will continue to matter tomorrow. These words form the pillars of modern thought and have shaped the way we view the world. Each is an intellectual seed that can lead to new horizons.
Quintessential Quotes contains over 1,300 citations covering 250 subjects. Thinkers range from Aristotle to Zappa, from early Chinese gurus to 20th century politicians, from French philosophers to American naturalists and some of the greatest artists, poets, entrepeneurs, scientists, musicians and emperors that have ever lived.
Quintessential Quotes can be used to find a quote by a specific person. For instance users can discover what Pablo Picasso thought about art (Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth) or how Marlon Brando viewed success (Too much success can ruin you as surely as too much failure). The book can also be used to browse hundreds of subjects like Truth (Truth is what most contradicts itself. Lawrence Durrell ) or Promises (The best way to keep one’s word is not to give it. Napoleon). Quintessential Quotes can be easily navigated using the subjects TOC or Index of Sources and each entry is lists the year it was written or spoken.