Proverbs

Gnomologia

Author: Thomas Fuller

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Category: Proverbs

Page: 297

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Foreign Language Study

Latin Proverbs

Author: Waldo E. Sweet

Publisher: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers

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Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 278

View: 833

- 1,188 quotations in Latin, translated into English - Approximately 100 authors, ancient to contemporary - Quotations from ancient authors and the Bible; state and institutional mottoes; legal phrases - Interactive companion CD-Rom also availabl
Reference

The Science of Living - Proverbs: Ancient and Modern Adages with Explanations

Author: Enrique Fiesta

Publisher: Mendon Cottage Books

ISBN:

Category: Reference

Page: 37

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Table of Contents Introduction Adages with Explanations Author Bio Publisher Introduction I find that one of the ways to cut through the complexity of everyday life and simplify my experience of things is to rely upon the wisdom of our ancestors. Adages are one the greatest ways to do this, because they are the distilled wisdom of over 60,000 years of human history. They are often incisive, direct, and to the point. If we apply them earnestly to our own life situations we will often find that their wisdom flies far higher than our own ideas and contrivances. The adage, unfortunately, has lost its prestige in the modern era for a number of reasons, but probably the most significant one is that modern readers do not like to be lectured nor preached to. An adage, unlike an analytic argument or witty retort, acquires its force not from the ingenuity of an individual but from its historicity and ancient pedigree. In this regard, an adage is similar to a Bible verse. Many secular persons despise having the Bible quoted at length to support an argument against them since they do not believe in, trust, nor particularly care for the ancient wisdom of the Bible- they generally share the same disdain for ancient adages since they are often rooted in the genius of a race of people rather than in a clever person’s ability to churn out witty statements. Adages also carry with them a moralistic tone which censures unreasonable, bad, and slothful behavior. Modern man, with his obsequious desire for licentiousness and indifference, tends to reject wisdom and knowledge which he is unable to access with his meager powers. Autonomy is prized as the chief good in modern society. Unfortunately, autonomy and licentiousness are not the chief goods of existence-rather, existence itself is prior in the order of importance since autonomy and license could not exist without existing first. It is the nature of existence that we must study if we are to discover true happiness. Modern man’s worship of autonomy will only, in the end, leave him grasping for answers and truths in a chaotic world.
Proverbs

Gnomologia

Author: Thomas Fuller

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Category: Proverbs

Page: 204

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Proverbs Ancient and Modern

Author: Isabel Throcker

Publisher:

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Category:

Page: 270

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Proverbs are always special.Wisdom is handed down from generation to generation across the world. A lot of this wisdom is in oral form, and uses a lot of words. Proverbs are instances of wisdom concentrated into its most powerful form: because it is most impressive when you use very few words to convey a deep and profound meaning.Over time, wise women, mystic shamans, scientists, artists, philosophers, and leaders of people have come up with proverbs that have stood the test of time. Aphorisms are today created by the bulk aggregating power of social media, and the collaborative web ensures that the power of sharing and creation of text posts leads to viral content and propagates proverbs in the form of memes quicker than ever before in history. We live in exciting times!Knowing a large number of proverbs is useful in many real life situations. For example, if you are giving a speech, sprinkling well chosen proverbs throughout your talk is a good way to appear smart without putting in too much effort on your own. The same is true of formal writing; it is like borrowing wisdom from a public source. In addition, using and knowing proverbs leads to benefits in your own life: you will see that you become less wordy and more pithy in your thought process and expression.This book provides a large number of puzzles that will guide you towards some of the greatest proverbs, sayings, and short quotes of all time.You will exercise your brain in this quest for wisdom.Have fun!

Proverbs Ancient and Modern

Author: Isabel Throcker

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 272

View: 713

Proverbs are always special.Wisdom is handed down from generation to generation across the world. A lot of this wisdom is in oral form, and uses a lot of words. Proverbs are instances of wisdom concentrated into its most powerful form: because it is most impressive when you use very few words to convey a deep and profound meaning.Over time, wise women, mystic shamans, scientists, artists, philosophers, and leaders of people have come up with proverbs that have stood the test of time. Aphorisms are today created by the bulk aggregating power of social media, and the collaborative web ensures that the power of sharing and creation of text posts leads to viral content and propagates proverbs in the form of memes quicker than ever before in history. We live in exciting times!Knowing a large number of proverbs is useful in many real life situations. For example, if you are giving a speech, sprinkling well chosen proverbs throughout your talk is a good way to appear smart without putting in too much effort on your own. The same is true of formal writing; it is like borrowing wisdom from a public source. In addition, using and knowing proverbs leads to benefits in your own life: you will see that you become less wordy and more pithy in your thought process and expression.This book provides a large number of puzzles that will guide you towards some of the greatest proverbs, sayings, and short quotes of all time.You will exercise your brain in this quest for wisdom.Have fun!
History

Gnomologia

Author: B. Barker . . . and A. Bettesworth Hitch

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 326

View: 152

This is a reproduction of the original artefact. Generally these books are created from careful scans of the original. This allows us to preserve the book accurately and present it in the way the author intended. Since the original versions are generally quite old, there may occasionally be certain imperfections within these reproductions. We're happy to make these classics available again for future generations to enjoy!
Proverbs

Gnomologia

Author: Thomas Fuller

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Proverbs

Page: 297

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