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By Lance Davidson

Supplying unending leisure for the notice lover, this imperative source for speech writers, scholars, politicians, writers and academics is a compendium of jokes, prices, classical myths, overseas words, and more--over 8,000 entries in additional than 800 different types of subject material.

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William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British playwright and poet, King Richard III (2593), Act V, sc. iv each arrow that flies feels the at traction of earth. " Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882), U. S, poet, Elegiac Verse Tempt now not a determined guy. William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British playwright and poet, Romeo and Juliet (1595), Act V, sc. hello The mass of fellows lead lives of quiet desperation. Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U. S. author, naturalist and poet, Walden (1854), "Economy" Classical words and Myths A fox by accident fell right into a good and will no longer break out. To a goat who later got here alongside, the fox cried, 'To steer clear of the drought now coming you need to proportion this water with me. it's the top water i've got tasted. i've got inebriated a lot that i will be able to scarcely movement. " listening to this, the goat jumped within the good. The fox fast scrambled up its again and scrambled to defense. ALook sooner than you leap," the fox steered the unfortu ♦ trouble Quotations 'Tut you during this pickle. " Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616), Spanish author, Don Quixote de l. a. Mancha, half I (2605), bk. I, ch. five "Negotiating with [Irish baby-kisser Eamon] de Valera... is like attempting to decide up mercury with a fork. " David Lloyd George, 1st Earl (1863-1945), British top minister ♦ international relations overseas phrases and words Machtpolitik (Ger) nate goat. "And watch out for the en treaties of the determined. " Aesop (c. six hundred B. c), Greek fabulist (macht-POH-li-TEEK) lit: politics of may perhaps; conception that strength dictates international coverage and overseas re lations Quotations ♦ DEVIATION "He checked out overseas affairs in the course of the unsuitable finish of a munic international phrases and words ipal drainpipe. " demarche (Fra) (DAY-marsh) step, maneuver, gen erally to point switch in coverage Sir Winston Spencer Churchill (1874-1965), British best minister and author, describing Sir Neville Chamberlain Quotations The nastiest factor within the nicest or course "Diplomacy is to do and say means. " "If you will hit the mark, you needs to goal a bit above it; Isaac Goldberg (1887-1938), U. S. author 112 The Wit's word list "Diplomacy: mendacity in kingdom. " Jokes, tales and Anecdotes Oliver Herford (1863-1935), British-born US. stand-up comedian and illustrator "We listen the Secretary of country boasting of his brinkmanship—the artwork of bringing us to the sting of the abyss. " Adlai Elwing] Stevenson (1900-1965), US. flesh presser commenting on John Foster Dulles speech in Hartford, Connecticut, February 25,1956 "A diplomat... is someone who can let you know to visit hell in this sort of means that you just truly look ahead to the journey. " Caskie Stinnett (1911), U. S. author, Out of the crimson (2960), ch. four "A diplomat nowadays is not anything yet a head-waiter who is allowed to take a seat sometimes. " Sir Peter [Alexander] Ustinov (1921), British actor and author, Romanoff and Juliet (2956), Act I 'Tve consistently had a weak spot for overseas affairs. " Mae West (1892-1980), U. S. movie actress one of the Germans, Berlin is taken into account the epitome of Prussian brusqueness ana potency, whereas Vienna is the epitome of Austrian allure and laxness.

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