Words of Wisdom

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William Safire, Leonard Safir
Simon and Schuster, Apr 15, 1990 - Education - 432 pages
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Gathers advice concerning acting, aging, boasting, change, courage, dating, education, flattery, idleness, love, marriage, negotiation, patience, risk, self-improvement, tolerance, and writing
  

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User Review  - Tammie - Goodreads

I actually have the Japanese edition of this. My husband bought it in Japan back in 1991. It has the English translation right underneath, so I was able to read it. Read full review

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My sister gave this to me as a gift. I LOVE this book! Excellent collection of quotes and sayings!! Highly recommend it!! Read full review

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Contents

A Preface by William Safire
9
The Quotations
15

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About the author (1990)

William Safire was born on Dec. 17, 1929. He attended Syracuse University, but dropped out after two years. He began his career as a reporter for The New York Herald Tribune. He had also been a radio and television producer and a U.S. Army correspondent. From 1955 to 1960, Safire was vice president of a public relations firm in New York City, and then became president of his own firm. He was responsible for bringing Nixon and Nikita Khrushchev together in 1959. In 1968, he joined the campaign of Richard Nixon as a senior White House speechwriter for Nixon. Safire joined The New York Times in 1973 as a political columnist. He also writes a Sunday column, On Language, which has appeared in The New York Times Magazine since 1979. This column on grammar, usage, and etymology has led to the publication of 10 books and made him the most widely read writer on the English language. William Safire was the winner of the 1978 Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary. He is a trustee for Syracuse University. Since 1995 he has served as a member of the Pulitzer Board. He is the author of Freedom (1987), a novel of Lincoln and the Civil War. His other novels include Full Disclosure (1977), Sleeper Spy (1995) and Scandalmonger (2000). His other titles include a dictionary, a history, anthologies and commentaries.

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