8,789 Words of Wisdom
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8,789 Words of Wisdom

4.02 of 5 stars 4.02  ·  rating details  ·  109 ratings  ·  17 reviews
8,789 Words Of Wisdom is brimming with great advice, maxims, sayings and saws, proverbs, precepts and truths-8,789 of them, to be exact. Turn to any spot in the book and there is the secret to living a happier, healthier, saner, more productive life. Learn to unlearn. Appreciate the questions as much as the answers. Stretch beyond what is comfortable. There are folksy expr...more
Paperback, 608 pages
Published August 1st 2001 by Workman Publishing Company (first published April 1st 2001)
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Tim Gannon
This one was so-so - There were tons of repeats and near-repeats of the quotes - I think the amount of original quotes was less than 100. This one differed from previous texts in adding proverbs, precepts, maxims, adages, and axioms. Not even sure what most of those words mean, but it was written on the back cover so it must be true. Luckily I could still understand what I read.
A great book full of advices. If you don't know what to do, open up a random page and read the first saying that catches your eye. Maybe it will help. I found a lot of comfort and new favorite sayings in this book.
Sherry Lam
A book where you can find inspiration from.
Syrlane Albuquerque
I'm giving three stars for this book because it is way too repetitive. It could be cut it down to 4,000 or even less words of wisdom.
This is a book of quotes. I put it on the coffee table to pick up here and there to read. Unfortunately, I lost interest in it. There were a lot of good quotes, but it took a while to get through them.
There were a lot of repeat quotes and a good chunk of them weren't even really 'words of wisdom'. They felt like my mother was nagging me. "Brush your teeth twice a day!" Thanks.
Lisa Ebarb
if I need my spirit to be lightened this is one of the books..I love just reading great quotes.funny n a lot of the time I feel better when I open up n read this book..
Folksy wisdom in-artfully expressed, and to think there were 8,789 of these boring bits of advice - geez!! I returned the book for a full refund.
Slightly less soporific and condescending than its counterparts, but still nothing special.

My favorite: 'Buy comfortable furniture.'
~cowgirl J.~
Apr 10, 2008 ~cowgirl J.~ rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Everyone!
Random thoughts and quotes for daily living and for help with having a better character everyday.
Lynne Hollingsworth
618 pages of shared wisdom, inspiration and quotes. A must read for all quote lovers.
This book helps get through my negative thoughts.
This is a neat little book w/ words of wisdom & quotes.
Happiness in book form...good for a pick-me-up.
Apr 15, 2013 Jimbo added it
Lots of wisdom!
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