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A treasure trove of illuminating and entertaining quotations from the legendary naturalist Here is Charles Darwin in his own words--the naturalist, traveler, scientific thinker, and controversial author of On the Origin of Species, the book that shook the Victorian world. Featuring hundreds of quotations carefully selected by world-renowned Darwin biographer Janet Browne, The Quotable Darwin draws from Darwin's writings, letters to friends and family, autobiographical reminiscences, and private scientific notebooks. It offers a multifaceted portrait that takes readers through his youth, the famous voyage of the Beagle, the development of his thoughts about evolution, his gradual loss of religious faith, and the time spent turning his ideas into a well-articulated theory about the natural origin of all living beings--a theory that dangerously included the origin of humans. The Quotable Darwin also includes many of the key responses to Darwin's ideas from figures across the social spectrum, scientists and nonscientists alike--and criticism too. We see Darwin as an innovative botanist and geologist, an affectionate husband and father, and a lively correspondent who once told his cousin that he liked to play billiards because "it drives the horrid species out of my head." This book gives us an intimate look at Darwin at work, at home, as a public figure, and on his travels. Complete with a chronology of Darwin's life by Browne, The Quotable Darwin provides an engagingly fresh perspective on a remarkable man who was always thinking deeply about the natural world.
In a treasure trove for history buffs, W.B. Marsh fleshes out the context behind famous quotations associated with each day of the year, sending us back and forth in history from the time of the Ancient Egyptians to the world we live in today. 'You furnish the pictures, I'll furnish the war.' (25 April 1898) Newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst urges war artist Frederick Remington to stay in Cuba while Hearst publishes lurid tales of an imaginary conflict. 'I am tasting the stars!' (4 August 1693) The monk Dom Perignon tests the result of his new techniques in the making of sparkling wine, and champagne is born. 'I did not write it. God wrote it. I merely did his dictation.' (20 March 1852) Harriet Beecher Stowe publishes Uncle Tom's Cabin, the nineteenth century's bestseller apart from the Bible. 'From the sublime to the ridiculous is only a step.' (18 October 1812) Napoleon's all-conquering Grande Armee begins its slow and ignominious retreat from Moscow.
'Without a revolutionary theory there can be no revolutionary movement.' Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, leader of the Bolshevik Revolution and founder of the USSR, was profoundly aware of the power of words. As a zealous orator and prolific writer, he used his words to launch a soaring critique of imperialist society and to theorize the development of the world's first socialist state. Much of his writing was translated into English in order to further the Socialist cause. This book is a compilation of some of Lenin's most famous sayings, taken from speeches, tracts, letters and recorded conversations. They expose his views on topics ranging from democracy to terrorism, from religion to Stalin's untrustworthiness and from education to music. Accompanied by a range of arresting images, including contemporary propaganda posters, photographs, portraits, illustrations and Soviet art, these aphoristic proclamations offer an insight into the atmosphere of pre- and post-Revolutionary Russia and the mind of one of the twentieth century's most defining political figures.
'When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford,' said Samuel Johnson in 1777. Since then the capital has been characterised variously as a 'riddle', a 'cesspool' and a 'modern Babylon', and both Londoners and visitors alike have continued to share their candid views of a great city in a variety of literary forms. This compact gift book is packed full of witty, scandalous and entertaining quotations about this famous city from the Middle Ages to the current decade.
Your A-game is so strong you don't even need a B-game You're too modest to say it yourself, but you're kind of a legend. And you need to be reminded sometimes, OK? This collection of unbeatable quotes from fellow icons and idols also contains dozens of witty one-liners explaining why you're a flamingo in a flock of pigeons. There's no denying it - YOU'RE AWESOME AF!
John Wayne was more than a movie star. He was a symbol for everything good and decent about America, inspiring everyday people to reach just a little bit more and try a little bit harder. During his 72 years and more than 150 movies, John Wayne imparted a seemingly-endless amount of advice, wisdom and good old-fashioned common sense to his fans. In The John Wayne Code, that wealth of knowledge has been collected together for the first time by the people who loved and knew him best - his family and the editors of the Official John Wayne Collector's Edition Magazine. Filled with Duke's most insightful quotes, personal stories from his family and friends, full-color photos, and advice for how to be a better person, this stunning, gift-worthy book makes the perfect companion for any John Wayne fan who wants to make their life a little more legendary.
'Here I am once more in this Scene of Dissipation and vice, and I begin to find already my Morals corrupted.' Much loved for the romantic plot lines of her novels and witty observations on relationships, Jane Austen was also a prolific letter writer and penned many acerbic, ironic and poignant commentaries on a range of subjects. To her sister Cassandra she wrote with candid humour about the effects of the Peninsular War, on her dislike of parties and social obligations, and about her impressions of London. Her characters speak often, sometimes with bitter sarcasm, of women's inequality, ageing and the disappointments of marriage. Drawing together fifty quotations from Jane Austen's letters and novels with vibrant illustrations which illuminate everyday aspects of life in the Georgian era, this beautifully produced volume is the perfect gift for Janeites everywhere.
Since its humble beginnings as a ford for oxen across the river Thames in the tenth century, Oxford has been an inspiration to generations of writers and thinkers, who have admired its 'dreaming spires' (Matthew Arnold), or warned of its excesses, as did Anthony Trollope: 'Oxford is the most dangerous place to which a young man can be sent'. This compact gift book is packed full of witty, scandalous and entertaining quotations about this famous city from the Middle Ages to the current decade.
A life-affirming collection of inspiring quotes from one of the world's best-loved public figures. As a student, she excelled; as a lawyer, she rose through the ranks; as a mother, she inspired and nurtured two girls; and as the First Lady of the United States, she used her platform to disseminate her strongly held beliefs. Intelligence, generosity, strength, bravery, confidence, and hard work are all key attributes associated with Michelle Obama, and this book serves to cement her place as one of the strongest voices on the global stage today. 'When you are struggling and you start thinking about giving up, I want you to remember something ... and that is the power of hope.' Final speech as First Lady of the United States, January 2017.
Here's a secret: you are already amazing Being amazing doesn't mean having a so-called flawless body, a brilliant career or a picture-perfect relationship. The fact is, there is nobody quite like you, and this alone is absolutely remarkable. Brimming with thought-provoking advice, quotes and affirmations, this book will help you to push your boundaries, embrace your inner confidence and learn to truly love yourself. So be inspired, be optimistic and be assured, because life is too short to spend doubting yourself.
Martin Luther King, Jr. was a central figure in the Civil Rights movement and a leading advocate of non-violence. Collected here are more than 75 quotations from the inspiring speaker.
"Dr. Watson, Mr. Sherlock Holmes," said Stamford, introducing us. "How are you?" he said cordially, gripping my hand with a strength for which I should hardly have given him credit. "You have been in Afghanistan, I perceive." "How on earth did you know that?" I asked in astonishment. "Never mind," said he, chuckling to himself. At that first sight of Watson, Sherlock Holmes made brilliant deductions. But even he couldn't know that their meeting was inaugurating a friendship that would make himself and the good Doctor cultural icons, as popular as ever more than a century after their 1887 debut. Through four novels and fifty-six stories, Arthur Conan Doyle led the pair through dramatic adventures that continue to thrill readers today, offering an unmatched combination of skillful plotting, period detail, humor, and distinctive characters. For a Holmes fan, there are few pleasures comparable to returning to his richly imagined world--the gaslit streets of Victorian London, the companionable clutter of 221B Baker Street, the reliable fuddlement (and nerves of steel) of Watson, the perverse genius of Holmes himself. It's all there in The Daily Sherlock Holmes, the perfect bedside companion for fans of the world's only consulting detective. Within these pages readers will find a quotation for every day of the year, drawn from across the Conan Doyle canon. Beloved characters and familiar lines recall favorite stories and scenes, while other passages remind us that Conan Doyle had a way with description and a ready wit. Moriarty and Mycroft, Lestrade and Mrs. Hudson; the Hound, the Red-Headed League, the Speckled Band, and the dread Reichenbach Falls--it's all here, anchored, of course, in that unforgettable duo of Holmes and Watson. No book published this year will bring a Holmes fan more pleasure. Come, readers. The game is afoot.
Own who you are. Own what you do. And own your life story. Stand tall, stay strong and don't let anything come between you and your dreams. This little book, packed with positive statements and life-affirming quotes, will help you rise above the bad vibes and find your inner strength. You got this.
Topical Memory System Life Issues guides you to 72 Scripture passages in six translations, helping you learn how to meditate on and memorize the Word of God.Developed by The Navigators, Topical Memory System (TMS) is a proven way to bring God's Word into your mind and heart.Now includes six Bible versions: NIV, NASB, KJV, NKJV, ESV, and NLT.
The iconic leader who 'mobilized the English language and sent it to battle'. Churchill's life and political career were certainly long and colourful: he travelled the world, fought in the Boer War, and oversaw the disastrous Gallipoli campaign during the First World War. But it was during the Second World War that this natural leader's qualities of grit, dogged determination and perseverance truly came to the fore as he led the nation to victory. Churchill's rallying speeches made him one of the world's greatest orators, while his acerbic wit was legendary. Readers will delight in finding the best of this illustrious Briton's words in one handy, pocket-sized volume. 'Never give in - never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense.' Speech given at Harrow School for boys, London, October 1941. 'I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.' Said on his 75th birthday, 30th November 1949.
The Lawyer Says collects the wise words of preeminent legal minds across time, from Abraham Lincoln to Rosalie Abella, from Mahatma Gandhi to Ruth Bader Ginsburg, from Marcus Tullius Cicero to Michelle Obama. Witness the giants of the world's most eloquent profession concur and contest each other on governance, education, discrimination, and more. A striking testament to the values of human rights, democracy, and free speech, The Lawyer Says is sure to please fans of Hamilton and supporters of "The Notorious RBG." This latest addition to the Words of Wisdom series is the perfect gift for aspiring legal activists, newly minted JDs, and seasoned attorneys looking to keep the insights of their forebears close at hand.
Discover the origins of words and phrases that either have come from or moved into the world of food-Bring home the bacon, Couch Potato, In a Pickle, and so much more. This is a boon for word lovers, writers, and foodies. Food is a favorite topic of conversation around the world-how to create it, how to season it, how to compliment it with other foods, how to serve it...the list goes on. Yet little attention is paid to where the names of food actually come from or why so many phrases we use daily involve food, whether or not they actually relate to the kitchen. Think about... Adam's Apple Alcohol All the Tea in China An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away Artichoke Asparagus And much more! These are just a few of the words and phrases listed under "A." Bring some history and etymology to the table with this delightful, informative, fascinating book of words and phrases.
Barack Obama: Quotes to Live By is a life-affirming collection of over 170 quotes from one of the world's most admired and respected public figures. Excelling academically, professionally and as a community organizer, Barack Obama showed promise and dedication to many causes from a young age. From a law professorship, to a seat in the Illinois State Senate, to becoming the first African-American president of the United States, Obama's trajectory to the most powerful political position in the world was determined. As well-known for his eloquence and memorable speeches as for his many achievements, Quotes to Live By is a beautifully presented collection of inspirational and moving quotes from one of the most important figures of the twenty-first century. 'Where we are met with cynicism and doubts and those who tell us that we can't, we will respond with that timeless creed that sums up the spirit of a people: Yes We Can.' Barack Obama, victory speech, Chicago, 2008.
America's 32nd president, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was elected to the country's top office four times, making him the only president to serve more than two terms. FDR led the country through the Great Depression and World War II and oversaw enormous changes in domestic policy, from the New Deal to Social Security to financial regulation, and in foreign affairs, where he was instrumental in the creation of the United Nations. Gathered here are more than 100 of his inspiring quotations, not least of which is "We have nothing to fear but fear itself."
Essential quotations from renowned artist and pop icon Keith Haring Keith Haring remains one of the most important and celebrated artists of his generation and beyond. Through his signature bold graphic line drawings of figures and forms dancing and grooving, Haring's paintings, large-scale public murals, chalk drawings, and singular graffiti style defined an era and brought awareness to social issues ranging from gay rights and AIDS to drug abuse prevention and a woman's right to choose. Haring-isms is a collection of essential quotations from this creative thinker and legendary artist. Gathered from Haring's journals and interviews, these lively quotes reveal his influences and thoughts on a variety of topics, including birth and death, possibility and uncertainty, and difference and conformity. They demonstrate Haring's deep engagement with subjects outside of the art world and his outspoken commitment to activism. Taken together, this selection reflects Haring's distinctive voice and reminds us why his work continues to resonate with fans around the globe. Select quotations from the book: "Art lives through the imaginations of the people who are seeing it. Without that contact, there is no art." "It's a huge world. There are lots and lots and lots of people that I haven't reached yet that I'd like to reach." "Art is one of the last areas that is totally within the realm of the human individual and can't be copied or done better by a machine." "The artist, if he is a vessel, is also a performer." "No matter how long you work, it's always going to end sometime. And there's always going to be things left undone." "I decided to make a major break. New York was the only place to go." "I came to believe there was no such thing as chance. If you accept that there are no coincidences, you use whatever comes along." "There was a migration of artists from all over America to New York. It was completely wild. And we controlled it ourselves." "I couldn't go back to the abstract drawings; it had to have some connection to the real world."
- 1,188 quotations in Latin, translated into English
'As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.' Johann Wolfgang von Goethe This inspirational little book is bursting with witty and positive quotes and uplifting statements, perfect for helping you see yourself as the amazing person you really are.
Learn to savour every moment, notice and appreciate the little things, and discover contentment and gratitude with a more mindful approach to life. Packed with simple, easy-to-follow tips and calming quotes by writers and philosophers, this is your essential guide to feeling good and living well.
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