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The Oxford book of aphorisms

Author: John Gross
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1983. ©1983
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Collects aphorisms arranged into more than 50 categories.
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Genre/Form: Aphorisms and apothegms
Sayings
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gross, John, 1935-2011.
Oxford book of aphorisms.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1983
(OCoLC)743170021
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Gross
ISBN: 0192141112 9780192141118 019282015X 9780192820150
OCLC Number: 8763304
Notes: Includes index.
Description: x, 383 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Aphorists & aphorisms I --
Nature --
Religion --
Mankind --
Life --
Desires & longings --
Fears, hopes, passions --
Design & chance --
Individuals --
The sense of identity --
Self-love --
Self-knowledge --
Self-doubt --
One among many --
Fame & reputation --
The arts of success --
Action & achievement --
Money & rank --
The social fabric --
Politics --
Rulers --
Friends & foes --
Sympathies & antipathies --
Men, women, marriage --
Love, jealousy, libido --
Happiness & sorrow --
Good & evil --
Vices & virtues --
The moralist --
Praise & blame --
Conversation & manners --
Secrets --
True & false --
Illusion & reality --
Thinking & reasoning --
Wisdom & folly --
Intelligence & insight --
Beliefs & opinions --
Knowledge & ignorance --
Learning & teaching --
Memories, dreams, expectations --
The human comedy --
Language --
The written word --
Artists & authors --
The arts --
Criticism, judgment, taste --
Great & small --
History & the passing generations --
In sickness & in health --
Pleasures & penalties --
The family --
Young & old --
Time & transience --
Observations & oddities --
Death --
The afterlife --
Aphorists & aphorisms II.
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Collects aphorisms arranged into more than 50 categories.

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