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Title:
Word lover's book of unfamiliar quotations : over 1500 unique quotations drawn from the wisdom of the ages
Author:
Camp, Wesley Douglass, 1915-
Uniform Title:
What a piece of work is man
Publication Information:
Paramus, N.J. : Prentice Hall, [1990]

©1990
Physical Description:
xx, 470 pages ; 24 cm
General Note:
Originally published as: What a piece of work is man : Camp's unfamiliar quotations from 2000 B. C. to the present, 1989, c1990
Language:
English
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9780735200982
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Collected in this book are mankind's thoughts and feelings from the earliest times to the most recent past. This collection includes over 2,500 thought-provoking quotes from the social sciences to the natural sciences, from poetry to philosophy, from theism to agnosticism, and from rationalism to mysticism. Scrupulously researched by the author, a historian well acquainted with all cultures and civilizations, this collection is unparalleled for its superior collection of quotations. Contrasting and complementary ideas are presented from such philosophers and pundits as Oscar Wilde, Thomas Jefferson, Sophocles and Margaret Mead. This elegant compilation of fresh, compelling, and well-turned sayings on such issues as ambition, character, society, and wisdom will make an indispensable resource for speechmakers, speechwriters, and other professionals as well as all lovers of the written word.


Author Notes

The late Wesley D. Camp, noted as a dedicated educator and historian, taught Western Civilization and European History at Adelphi University for over twenty years. A translator of several works from French-to-English, he authored two widely-used history texts, Roots of Western Civilization, Volumes I and II.