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Mark Twain: Life & Words By Ann Kannings
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This book is an anthology of 233 quotes from Mark Twain and 55 selected facts about Mark Twain. Mark Twain was born two weeks after Halley's Comet appeared in its closest approach to the... More > Earth. Mark Twain stood 5 feet 8 1/2 inches tall. Mark Twain belonged to the Freemasons. There are no direct heirs to Mark Twain surviving today. Mark Twain did not graduate elementary school. Mark Twain was a close friend of Dr. Nikola Tesla. “Writing is easy. All you have to do is cross out the wrong words.” “The human race has only one really effective weapon and that is laughter.” “The lack of money is the root of all evil.” “It's not the size of the dog in the fight; it's the size of the fight in the dog.” “A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain.” “For business reasons, I must preserve the outward signs of sanity.” “Go to heaven for the climate and hell for the company.”< Less
Oscar Wilde: Life & Words By Ann Kannings
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This book is an anthology of 230 brilliant quotes and aphorisms from Oscar Wilde and 41 selected facts about Oscar Wilde. Oscar Wilde’s Dorian Gray was based on John Gray, an incredibly... More > handsome blond poet that Wilde met in 1889. Oscar Wilde’s mother was a feminist. Oscar Wilde died bankrupt, and his friends could only afford a sixth-class burial. Wilde married Constance Lloyd, daughter of wealthy Queen's Counsel Horace Lloyd, on May 29, 1884 and had two sons, Cyril and Vyvyan. Wilde's intimate association with Alfred Douglas led to his trial on charges of homosexuality, then illegal in Britain. He was sentenced two years hard labor for the crime of sodomy. “I have nothing to declare except my genius.” “The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it.” “I love to talk about nothing. It's the only thing I know anything about.” “There is no sin except stupidity.” “Some things are too important to be taken seriously.”< Less
Musashi: Life & Words By Ann Kannings
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This book is an anthology of 91 quotes from Miyamoto Musashi and 51 facts about Miyamoto Musashi. Musashi have fought in more than 60 duels without suffering defeat once. Musashi's father, Shinmen... More > Munisai, was an skilful martial artist and master of the sword and jutte weapon. In 1612 Musashi engages in what is regarded to be his most famous fight. His opponent, named Sasaki Kojiro, dying by the use of a death blow from Musashi’s bokken. The contest took place on the island of Funajima. Musashi carved his bokken from an oar whilst in transit to the fight, crafting it slightly longer than the nodachi that would be used by Kojiro. Musashi was trained by Zen monk Takuan in Buddhism. “Accept everything just the way it is.” “Be detached from desire your whole life.” “Do not let the enemy see your spirit.” “Do not act following customary beliefs.” “Do not collect weapons or practice with weapons beyond what is useful.” “Do not fear death.” “Never stray from the Way.”< Less

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