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8,789 Words of Wisdom

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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 March 1st 2001)
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Mar 23, 2016 عــــادي rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
انطلقت ( باربرا ) لتجمع كل ما مر عليها من حكم وأمثال ومقتطفات ادبية وتعليقات و...و...
ودونتها في كتاب ليكن بين يديك ..


تصويري :)

ووصفت كتابها بـ ( العادي ) والذي بدوره أمدني بمتعة غير عادية :) حين قالت :

زلات اللسان هي إفشاء للحقيقة ..

لا تتكلم مالم يكن بإمكانك قول ما هو أبلغ من الصمت..

القلم دائماً ما يبقى لفترة أطول من الممحاة

لابد أن تركض كي تفوز بالسباق

من أكثر الأشياء المخيفة في الحياة شخص ليس لديه ما يخسره .

اخسر سمكة صغيرة لتصيد واحدة كبيرة

الصمت هو أفضل حصن للجهلاء

الحديث فن

إقتبست بعضها و
Jul 27, 2014 Leslie rated it really liked it
Shelves: self-help
This book was a gift from a friend and it's the perfect inspirational read. I love reading and collecting quotes.
Kelly Smith
Jan 24, 2016 Kelly Smith rated it liked it
A cute little book.
Tim Gannon
Dec 20, 2012 Tim Gannon rated it liked it
Shelves: philosophy, wisdom
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.
Aug 28, 2012 Nicole rated it it was amazing
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.
Sep 23, 2013 Morgan rated it did not like it
Shelves: rejects
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.
Syrlane Albuquerque
Jan 19, 2014 Syrlane Albuquerque rated it liked it
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.
Apr 08, 2014 Chantel rated it liked it
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.
Lisa Ebarb
May 16, 2015 Lisa Ebarb rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reading-again
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..
Mar 09, 2012 Heidi rated it did not like it
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.
Apr 26, 2011 SmarterLilac rated it liked it
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 it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone!
Random thoughts and quotes for daily living and for help with having a better character everyday.
Lynne Hollingsworth
Dec 07, 2014 Lynne Hollingsworth rated it it was amazing
Shelves: inspirational
618 pages of shared wisdom, inspiration and quotes. A must read for all quote lovers.
Sep 24, 2011 Jennifer rated it it was amazing
This book helps get through my negative thoughts.
Sep 11, 2007 Vasilka rated it it was amazing
This is a neat little book w/ words of wisdom & quotes.
Michelle Carrell
Dec 19, 2015 Michelle Carrell rated it liked it
An excellent and enlightening read.
Apr 18, 2016 MyRanda* rated it it was amazing
A fun little book of quotes.
Dec 01, 2010 Karendillard rated it it was amazing
Happiness in book form...good for a pick-me-up.
Apr 15, 2013 Jimbo added it
Lots of wisdom!
Tara Kazimir
Apr 22, 2008 Tara Kazimir rated it it was amazing
Shelves: by-bedside
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Dr. Barbara Ann Kipfer (born in 1954) is a lexicographer,as well as an archaeologist. She has written more than 60 books, including 14,000 Things to be Happy About (Workman), which has more than a million copies in print and has given rise to many Page-a-Day calendars. The 25th anniversary edition of the book was published in October 2014. She is the editor of Roget's International Thesaurus.

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