January 16, 2006
"The World in a Phrase" by James Geary
Remember who said, "The art of being a slave is to rule one's master"?
How about, "I shop therefore I am"? Rediscover these and other
aphorisms in James Geary's instructive and entertaining "The World in a
Phrase: A Brief History of the Aphorism." Geary delivers a whirlwind
tour of the lives and times of aphorists and their terse sayings from
various cultures. From Buddha to Dr. Suess, this book presents a trove
of marvelous witticisms that invite readers to explore the bare
essentials of life in a single insight. In the words of the French
aphorist Joseph Joubert, "A thought is a thing as real as a cannonball."
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Posted by jnardine at January 16, 2006 11:32 AM