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Wisdom & Wordplay

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More than 50 people joined Aphorist Robert Eddison on Wednesday 25th October at the Institute of Directors in London to celebrate the launch of the first in a series of books, dedicated to the witty one liner. Wisdom & Wordplay contains just a snippet (300) of Robert Eddison’s treasure trove of tens of thousands of original aphorisms, crafted by the writer over a quarter of a century.


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The Joy of Aphorisms by the One Line Sage: Robert Eddison

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Could it be that the master aphorist, Oscar Wilde, has finally met his match? It never once occurred to me that he could ever be dethroned - until now. You hold Robert Eddison’s remarkable book in your hand and will soon have his aphorisms in your head. -- Gyles Brandreth, author, broadcaster, former MP, and editor of The Oxford Book of Humorous Quotations, who wrote the Foreword for Robert’s Wisdom & Wordplay


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Romantic Aphorisms to impress your Loved Ones…

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Barack Obama’s handwritten love letters to a previous girlfriend, five years before his first date with his wife Michelle, were revealed in the press last week. They date back to the early 1980s…long before social media kicked in! Love letters may be a dying art, but the power of a romantic one-liner, particularly in today’s ‘soundbite’ culture, cannot be underestimated!


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FREEDOM: THE BELIEF THAT MOTIVATES MRS THATCHER

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In her outspoken speech to the Bow Group last week, Mrs Thatcher added a domestic dimension to her “Iron Lady” image. Freedom, she implied, was threatened as much by kangaroo courts in our trade unions at home as by the massive Soviet arms build-up abroad. Speaking out, she told me in an exclusive interview, was “what I’m in politics for. I’m not a politician just because I like being an MP. This country’s future means everything to me. Britain has always stood for a free society. That’s why, if anything happened to us, it would affect the whole free world.”


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