Cost Analysis and Estimating for Engineering and Management, 1st Edition, Phillip F. Ostwald, Timothy S. McLaren, PRENTICE HALL, ANSWERS+FIGURES+NOTES
Crafts and Pastimes for Kids and Young People
Data Centre Operation and Maintenance for Engineers and Facilities Managers
Adler - communicating at work: principles and practices for business and the professions - 10e, testbank 0073385174
Probability and statistics for engineers and scientists, 8/e ronald e. Walpole raymond h. Myers solution manual
Starcraft 2 Zerg Infestor Guide - Effective Strategies, Establish Orders and Counters for Infestors and Functional Cafe Blinds for Restaurants
Beach Wedding Attire and Dresses for men and women by Wedding Tropics
Global Markets and Technologies for Cell and Tissue Analysis
Emerging Opportunities in Greece’s Cards and Payments Industry: Market Size, Trends and Drivers, Strategies, Products and Competitive Landscape
Best Property in Ahmadabad, Gujarat for sale and Purchase
The author's fascination with collecting quotations began in high school and continued through college and law school; and over the past 30 years his high school index box has become a foot locker filled with quotes that he has found useful for writing or speaking on legal and other topics.
Since ancient Egypt every civilization has collected proverbs. In the English language, The Proverbs of Alfred, (1150-80), is one of the earliest known collections of proverbs. In North America, Poor Richard's, (1732-57) by Benjamin Franklin is probably the most celebrated collection of proverbs.
Proverbs often contradict one another. You can easily find one maxim that cancels another. The wisdom that advises us to look before we leap also warns us that if we hesitate all is lost; that absence makes the heart grow fonder, but out of sight, out of mind. So what can we learn from that? Simply that life is full of contradictions, and that proverbs and maxims, etc., reflect and express these disagreements, and that many apothegms are more witty than true.
All of us, not just trial lawyers, recite famous quotes and proverbs to better express ourselves. Adages are the wit of the inarticulate. Proverbs are the gospel of the poor. Folk sayings are the college of the masses. More important: Proverbs are what a people any people believe, cherish, and teach their young. They are those harvested crops of knowledge and experience with which the dead dower each generation of the living.
Shakespeare has a phrase that runs: We patch grief with proverbs. The author has tried to do more than that. He has patched his ignorance and verbal impotence with them. The Proverb is often reason laid bare, arguments stripped of fat, complexity clarified beyond this interpretation.
The author views proverbs as the precious distillation of what many great men have learned from centuries of experience. Aristotle considered apothegms the product of intellectual maturity and, recognizing their enormous power, declared it unbecoming for the young to utter maxims!
As the author's Uncle Anthony used to say, echoing the sentiments of Peter Anderson, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Roux: Quotations found in books of that stuff are like bullpens for lawyers when you find yourself in a jam you can go to your best quote like a good closer or middle relief pitcher.
The author has included his personal favorites for each category; that is, for almost every topic in this book he has found an extract from the Bible, Ambrose Bierce, Winston Churchill, Will Rogers, William Shakespeare and Mark Twain; and on purely legal topics he has added two of his all-time heroic wordsmiths: former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., and former Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Michael A. Musmanno.
The great thing about a reference book of quotations (whether they are proverbs or sayings) is that if you don t have an Uncle Anthony from Philly or an Aunt Mary from Brooklyn, you can borrow any of the sayings in this book and loan them to one of your own aunts and uncles.
Use coupon below to get discount at eCampus.com!
$3 off textbook orders over $75
$4 off textbook orders over $90
$5 off textbook orders over $100
Copy the coupon code before clicking the button!
|Amazon US||Paperback||$90.00 - $100.00|
The Fat Flush Foods: The World's Best Foods, Seasonings, and Supplements to Flush the Fat From Every BodyEverything you need to know about the top fifty Fat Flushing foods The New ...
Pediatric Disorders of Regulation in Affect and Behavior: A Therapist's Guide to Assessment and Treatment represents state of the art coverage of the latest theory, research and treatment ...
Random House's completely revised best-selling guide to good English. Random House Webster's Pocket Grammar, Usage, and Punctuation is perfect for students, business, and anyone who cares ...
Brew up your own business. This is a step-by-step guide to realizing what for many people is a cherished dream: opening a successful coffee bar. The Complete Idiot’s Guide ...
Everyone's Crazy Here...In his twenty years on the radio, the mononymous Lionel ("one name, like God," as he is fond of saying) has forged his reputation as an irreverent, ribald, ...
Newly appointed academic managers are often unsure how to effectively manage their department's fiscal affairs. The Jossey-Bass Academic Administrator's Guide to Budgets and Financial ...
The most up-to-date lowdown on vitamins and minerals. Updated and revised for the first time since 2000, this new edition of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Vitamins and ...
Making Sense of Children's Thinking and Behavior offers parents and professionals a tool for understanding children with neurological differences. These children have an atypical view of the world, ...
The top-selling, most complete buyer’s and seller’s guide available. The top-selling book on the subject, this latest edition of The Complete Idiot’s Guide ...
Business growth expert Steven S. Little gives you the real-world strategies you need to navigate your business through economic uncertainty. If you're a business owner or leader, you're no ...