4 out of 4 stars
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It's a really popular idea that the words of our elders are wise and steeped in wisdom. These elders pass on, though, causing them to take these words of wisdom with them. How do we preserve these precious words better than compiling them all in an easy-to-read book?
Civilisation's Quotations: Life's Ideal is an absolutely amazing book written by Richard Alan Krieger. This one-of-a-kind book is a book of quotations. It is a compilation of different kinds of quotes and sayings from different sources.
The author began this book with quotes on life, the beauty of life, and how easy it is to overlook and forget about more important things in the journey of life. There were also quotes on the past, the present, and the future. As the book progressed, there were more quotes from different fields and of different styles. There were quotes on the human character, wisdom, philosophy, and education as well. The book also contained quotes on power and its destructive abilities to everyone deemed to receive it.
I did not find any negative aspects in this book, though. However, this book has some positive aspects. First, the idea of the entire book being a place you can go to and find any quote is a really nice one. Again, I really liked the categorization. Different quotes were classified under headings; for instance, headings like Education and Faith made room for ease of access and for better reading.
One other positive aspect I really enjoyed in this book was the wide range of quotes featured. There were quotes from the Bible; for instance, "a prophet is not without honor save in his own country" - Matt 8:57. There were also quotes from the Quran, quotes from old philosophers and writers. This book contains quotes from different religions, creating a very delicious cup of mixed tea. Again, there were different kinds of quotes, ranging from serious to witty then to funny ones. This book was also exceptionally well edited, and I did not find any errors in it.
I give this book a rating of 4 out of 4 stars. I did not rate it lower than this because it is an absolutely splendid book, and I am thrilled to have it in my possession. While I think this book is one everybody must have, I would recommend it specifically to anyone interested in compilations. Anyone who is into witty and pleasurable quotes will find this intriguing.
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