You can’t pick your relatives, but you can pick your friends, or so the saying goes. Friendship – that mutual affection and companionship between people – is arguably one of the... More > most important aspects of life. Without it, what are we? Good friends support and understand each other; have fun together. Friends respect, share, listen, confide and trust. They form the foundations of our happiness, staying with us through life’s ups and downs. This little collection of quotes, mostly by philosophers and writers, showcases the very essence of friendship.< Less
Apathy is neither an enemy nor an illusion. It’s just a fact of life. Not to be confused with laziness (a reluctance to exert oneself), apathy is indifference, a lack of passion for a subject... More > and the many advantages of being apathetic are explored in this book.
Embrace your apathetic nature! Enjoy being a dilly-dallier, a fence-sitter, a procrastinator! Apathy has been around and documented since the Greeks. In fact, they first gave us the word apathy: the prefix ‘a’ meaning ‘without’ and ‘pathy’ meaning ‘passion’ or ‘intense feeling’.
Flip through this book and, apart from a great history of the subject, you’ll read about great hobbies for the apathetic (sleeping, drinking, watching TV, shrugging, sitting looking at walls), stupid causes, ideal occupations (monarch, student, priest, customer service operator, politician) and much much more!< Less
Prince Philip (born Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark, 1921): Duke of Edinburgh, Prince of the United Kingdom, Lord High Admiral... He may have several titles and be of noble background and married... More > to the ever-popular Queen Elizabeth II, but Prince Philip has a reputation for uttering controversial remarks – gaffes, jokes, humorous comments (misconstrued or otherwise), offensive jibes, call them what you will – dream material for the Press to report in whichever way they choose.
Here is a compilation of 101 quotes reflecting Prince Philip’s frankness and sense of humour over the years; character traits that are, perhaps, usually kept more in check by people moving in such highly distinguished circles. But where would be the fun in that?