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Peter's Quotations: Ideas for Our Times

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From the author of the multimillion-selling The Peter Principle, and The Peter Prescription, here is a timeless collection of some of history's greatest and best-expressed thoughts. Organized alphabetically by subject -- from Ability to Zoos -- and completely cross-refernced by related categories, Peter's Quotations is a joy to use. Packed with many unusual and little-know ...more
Paperback, 544 pages
Published March 29th 1993 by Collins Reference (first published 1977)
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I usually enjoy collections of quotations, but a few things about Peter's Quotations vexed me. Here they are.

1. Laurence J. Peter apparently thinks I need his commentary along with the quote. I really don't, and it is a confusing and annoying format for a quotation collection. It's not even historical context or interesting things about the quote; Peter just wants to interject something (not really) witty or kind of (ill-) revenant after the quote.

2. The topics are organized alphabetically, bu
Koen Kop
Oct 07, 2014 Koen Kop rated it it was amazing
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Teeming with quotes that bespeak the wit and/or wisdom of past (especially the twentieth) centuries. Every page makes you sit back and think (or grin or giggle). Great for embellishing your speeches, on any subject. A treasure trove.
Don Gubler
Aug 04, 2014 Don Gubler rated it really liked it
Sayings with a twist and a bit of humor.
Jan 20, 2009 Shane rated it really liked it
This is one of the better quote books I've ever read.
Harley Yang
Dec 04, 2009 Harley Yang rated it it was amazing
Concise, funny and wise
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Dr. Laurence J. Peter was an educator and "hierarchiologist," best known to the general public for the formulation of the Peter Principle.
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