The Telegraph's obituaries pages are renowned for their quality of writing and capacity to distil the essence of a life from its most extraordinary moments. A unique mix of heroism, ingenuity, infamy and the bizarre, Thinker, Failure, Soldier, Jailer collects the very best of those obituaries to present an endlessly absorbing compendium of human endeavour.
Organized day by day around the calendar year, with each life presented on the date it ended, the book features hundreds of remarkable stories. World statesmen jostle with glamorous celluloid stars, pioneering boffins sit alongside chart-topping rock 'n' rollers, while artists and their muses mingle with record-breaking sportsmen, Victoria Cross winners, spies, showgirls and captains of industry--as well as the titans of rather more esoteric fields.
Here, for instance, can be found Britain's greatest goat breeder, a hangman who campaigned to abolish the death penalty, a priest to Soho's pimps, a cross-dressing mountaineer and a minister who preached a gospel of avarice--donations in notes only, please, as 'change makes me nervous'. A treasure trove of human virtue, vice and trivia, Thinker, Failure, Soldier, Jailer is the perfect gift for the armchair psychologist in all of us.
Widely regarded as the first existentialist philosopher, Kierkegaard's philosophical priority of human reality over idealism and his emphasis on personal choice make him an astoundingly relevant thinker today
Strength is the capacity to break a Hershey bar into four pieces with your bare handsâand then eat just one of the pieces. ~ Judith Viorst, Author
Featuring a foreword by motivational speaker Mike Robbins, Inspirational Quotes offers daily doses of wit and wisdom, from beloved authors and musicians to notable philosophers and politicians. Prepare for a diverse collection of inspirational quotes that will infuse your day with appreciation and encouragement.
Thereâs no right or wrong way to read 365 Inspirational Quotes. Dive in from day one, read it backwards, or pick a page at random. Whatever your method, youâll receive the same nuggets of inspiration covering a wide-range of themes: from embracing creativity to sustaining spirituality to falling in loveâplus inspirational quotes tailored to the major U.S. holidays, and even some of the little ones (like April Fool's Day).
Perfectly sized for a nightstand staple or an on-the-go guide, 365 Inspirational Quotes makes the ideal companion as you start or end your dayâor whenever you need an uplifting pick-me-up.
You canât wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club. ~ Jack London, Author