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What do our ancestral scholars have to say to us today? In a series of original essays, best-selling author Dr. Wayne W. Dyer presents the writings, poems, and teachings of some of the greatest thinkers of the past 25 centuries. Dr. Dyer explains the meaning and context of each, as well as how each lesson can be applied to our modern lives. The selections include 13th-century monk St. Francis of Assisi on the power of prayer, Mother Teresa on the importance of action, and Jesus, Buddha, Dickinson, Emerson, Michelangelo, Whitman, and others on a variety of subjects, including, solitude, time, and passion.
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Far too abbreviated. Brilliant, but quite short.

Far too abbreviated. Brilliant, but quite short. This book is far too good to only include half of it.

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powerful words from across the centuries

great men and women from history (and today) offering perspective. wisdom, and hope -
ENJOY!

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Life changing

I loved this book

Will be reading it numerous times

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  • Vartika
  • Arlington Heights, IL, US
  • 02-19-15

Let the wise people do the talking

Dr. Dyer's approach to presenting the principles is genius. Presenting the teachings of so many of the wise people that have walked the earth throughout our history, rather than just presenting his own ideas had a lot of impact on me as I listened to this recording.

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  • David
  • Misiion Viejo, CA, USA
  • 03-17-10

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Simplistic, brief overview of chosen authors, poets, philosophers. I expected more depth and discussion based on this vast topic.

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