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  • ISBN 0553121596
  • ISBN13 978-0553121599
  • Language English
  • Author Dr. Peter Laurence J.
  • Publisher Bantam Books, New York, NY, U. (1979)
  • Pages 580
  • Formats lit docx lrf mobi
  • Category Reference
  • Subcategory Quotations
  • Size ePub 1928 kb
  • Size Fb2 1488 kb
  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 346

From out of the mouths of babes, generals, gangsters, statesmen and philosophers, holy men and comedians, wits and wags, knowns and nobodies, come the jewels of wit and wisdom that speak to our time. "Move over Bartlett's Familiar Quotations and make room for Peter's Quotations. These may not be so familiar...but they are briefer, wittier and often wiser. This is a book I intend to keep within arm's reach." - Richard Armour "Open it anywhere and laugh - or wince" - Isaac Asimov

Peter's Quotations: Ideas for Our Time". Book by Laurence J. Peter, p. 362, 1977. Dr. laurence j. peter (1972). The peter prescription how to make things go right.

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Laurence Johnston Peter (September 16, 1919 – January 12, 1990) was a Canadian educator and management theorist, best known for having formulated the Peter Principle. In every organization there is a considerable accumulation of dead wood in the executive level. Peter (1969) in "Up against the Peter principle". LIFE - Vol. 67, nr. 3. July 18, 1969. p. 59. Peter and Raymond Hull (1969) The Peter Principle.

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Laurence J. Peter was born in Canada and received an EdD from Washington State University. But Dr. Peter doesn't let it go at that: he also adds his parenthetical two-cents' worth to many of the quotations of others

Laurence J. An experienced teacher, counselor, school psychologist, prison instructor, consultant, and university professor, he wrote articles for many journals and magazines as well as several books. Peter doesn't let it go at that: he also adds his parenthetical two-cents' worth to many of the quotations of others. Someone with more patience than I have could count them all, but the effect is that of being interrupted every few pages by Dr. Peter trying to "top" people like Voltaire.

Peter's Quotations: Ideas for Our Times. by Dr. Peter. This will never be a civilized country until we spend more money for books than we do for chewing gum. -Elbert Hubbard. From the author of the The Peter Principle, and The Peter Prescription, here is a timeless collection of some of history's greatest and best-expressed thoughts. Don’t get the idea that I’m one of those goddamn radicals.

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Peter's Quotations: Ideas for Our Time". Peter's Quotations: Ideas for Our Times, . 5, Harper Collins. Positive, Funny, Witty. 106. Equal opportunity means everyone will have a fair chance at being incompetent. Love, Life, Relationship. 81. Competence, like truth, beauty, and contact lenses, is in the eye of the beholder. Peter, Raymond Hull (1969). Every girl should use what Mother Nature gave her before Father Time takes it away. Peter (2013).

Laurence Johnston Peter (September 16, 1919 – January 12, 1990) was a Canadian educator and "hierarchiologist" best known to the general public for the formulation of the Peter principle. Peter was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, the grandson of William Herbert Steves, the founder of Steveston, British Columbia. Peter began his career as a teacher in Vancouver in 1941. He received the degree of Doctor of Education from Washington State University in 1963.

Peter's Quotations : Ideas for Our Times by Laurence J. Peter About the Author Before Dr. Laurence Peter's death in 1988, he was a professor of education at the University of Southern California and at th. . The Peter Prescription: How to Make Things Go Right by Laurence J. WHY THINGS GO WRONG/ by LAWRENCE PETER. Our Customers' Advice See what customers recommend in addition to, or instead of, the product on this page. Recommend an item! 1 person recommended The Peter Prescription: How to Make Things Go Right in addition to The Peter Principle. About the Author Before Dr. Laurence Peter's death in 1988, he was a professor of education at the University of Southern California and at the University of British Columbia. Raymond Hull lives in British Columbia.

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Dodo
a gift for a friend who has worn out his paperback version after many years of reading to himself and others
Garne
Peter's idiosyncratic compilation of lively quotations is a good companion to Bartlett, with an unusual and useful system of categorization
NiceOne
Great all the way around.
Dorizius
A classic.
Ishnjurus
I prefer Bartlett's for one major reason: You know where what you're looking for came from. There's plenty of good material in here, don't get me wrong, but if it's a Shakespeare quotation, I like to know *exactly* where it came from in MacBeth, so I can find it and cite it!

It does have an interesting organization-- by theme-- which is different from Bartlett's and can make flipping through it amusing. In that way, you can actually pick this up and just browse instead of reading 16 pages of lines from Paradise Lost, all together.

However, if you're looking for something practical, something you can use to give people an answer if they ask you, "Hey, that was interesting, where did it come from, exactly?," you're not going to be able to answer the "exactly" part. Just be aware of that.
Bulace
The quotations used are just fine, although some appear multiple times under different headings (I would rather be directed to a different page and be given an additional quotation).
Still, this would be a four-or-five star review if only Dr. Peter could keep his ego out of it. It's bad enough that he feels the need to include so many quotations from himself. He gives himself 41 spots, while Benjamin Franklin gets 11, Shakespeare gets 19, Ambrose Bierce is allowed 26, Abraham Lincoln gets 36, and Oscar Wilde gets 38. By count, Dr. Peter places himself in a league second only to Mark Twain, George Bernard Shaw, and H. L. Mencken, and, sorry, folks, he doesn't belong there.
But Dr. Peter doesn't let it go at that: he also adds his parenthetical two-cents' worth to many of the quotations of others. Someone with more patience than I have could count them all, but the effect is that of being interrupted every few pages by Dr. Peter trying to "top" people like Voltaire.
For example:

"The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.--Voltaire
(On the other hand, if there was no such thing as tennis, cardiologists would have had to invent it)."

Shut up, Dr. Peter, I was enjoying Voltaire.
Nightscar
I wish this edition was even bigger, but it's got a lot to like for a smaller sort of book and offers a dense (like 10 or 12 per page) collection of quotes. Many of these I haven't found elsewhere. All in all a sort of classic compendium.

It hasn't been put together the way, say, Bartlett's has -- it's more of a contrast-and-compare format, often placing sometimes opposite quotes on the same subject by different famed figures beside one another. For instance, you may have a quote on "Patriotism" by Gandhi paired with one by Hitler. It makes for ironic and interesting comparisons.

My only problem with the book was that I sometimes didn't care for the quotations/comments made by the author that were inserted in parentheses following a similar quote by a historical figure. These usually weren't nearly as good as that made by others cited here, and tended to be a bit of a distraction. Other than that, it's really an excellent collection.
A lot of quote books focus on the timeless and famous or the "witty" and not-so-meaningful. Peter's Quotations is a clasic among public speakers and essayists because it focusses on what these people are likely to need. It addresses broad, abstract topics such as "kindness" but also lays out the lawyer jokes. The topics are a good mix of the immortal and the current and, while often witty, are never ridiculous or campy (well, almost never campy). I've used it for years as a debater and public speaker, as a coach, and as a teacher. The best indication I can give you of its outstanding usefulness is that I buy a new copy for my speech team every year because a graduating senior always steals the old one. I'm on my third personal copy because I've worn two others out.