World in a Phrase

Renee Montagne talks to James Geary about his book "World in a Phrase" on the NPR program, Morning Edition, Tuesday 11-1-05. Geary has collected aphorisms from throughout history. It's a great idea. Pithy statements are so enjoyable. When Geary isn't writing books, he is the Europe editor for Time magazine.

One of many treasures in the book is the following;
"You ought to be thankful, a whole heaping lot,
For the places and people you're lucky you're not."
Dr. Seuss (1904-1991)