Brown, Peter Megargee. Figure It Out: A Guide to Wisdom. Clark: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd, 2010. xii, -305 pp. Foreword by Alexandra Stoddard, author of Living a Beautiful Life: 500 Ways to Add Elegance, Order, Beauty and Joy to Every Day of Your Life. ISBN-13: 9781616190378; ISBN-10: 161619037X. Paperback. New. $19.95 * "Often we come to a point in our lives when we dispense with the trivial and tire of ordinary superficialities," writes Peter Megargee Brown in Figure It Out: A Guide to Wisdom. Here he has collected some of the most profound statements of all time, and gathered them into topical sections reflecting the depth of the thinker behind the trial lawyer. Sprinkled with his comments on the quotations he has carefully selected over many years, sparkling anecdotes and essays complement the quotations and provide a complete and thought-provoking portrait of each subject. Contains two comprehensive indexes: Authors and Sources Index and a Subject Index that will help readers locate concepts. Brown leads you through the great subjects mankind has grappled with since the beginning-spirituality, love, life, death, friendship- and offers much more-his appraisal of the complexities of character, writing, history, memory, privacy, travel-drawing on the wisdom of great philosophers including Aristotle, Hillel, Voltaire and Hegel, Supreme Court Justices Oliver Wendell Holmes, Benjamin Cardozo and Joseph Story, the late Tony Snow, writers such as George Bernard Shaw, Ayn Rand, Maureen Dowd and Malachy McCourt, politicians Winston Churchill and Theodore Roosevelt, painter Henri Matisse and architect Frank Lloyd Wright. A collection that can be read cover-to-cover or flipped through.
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