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Philosophy In A Tiny Package

Reviewing: Running Press Simple Wisdom (Miniature Editions)  |  Rating:
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I've had this wee little compilation of quotes for at least five years. The perspectives are from numerous people from different backgrounds. Under each name, their profession is listed. There are quotes from scientists, TV professionals, poets, musicians and more. There are modern names you may recognize, as well as people from way back. And by way back I mean, 65-8 B.C., in Horace's (the Roman poet) case.

The book is 128 pages long. It is hardcover. My dust jacket is pretty beat up, but the turquoise cover underneath looks pristine. The illustrations are by Roxana Villa. The book is broken down into the following sections: Value, Character, Well-Being, Success and Failure, Perspective and Relationships. These sections make it easy to get inspiration in whatever part of your life needs it.

Sometimes I feel like the quotes are a bit dry and monotonous, but it's all about finding the one that speaks to you. Here are a few that speak to me: "The most revolutionary act one can commit in our world is to be happy, " Hunter "Patch" Adams, (American physician) in the Perspective section; "Perfectionism spells paralysis, " Winston Churchill (English Prime Minister), in the Success and Failure section; and "Happiness is good health and a bad memory, " Ingrid Bergman (Swedish-born actress).