A real treasure chest of a book – one to dip into for wisdom from across the ages, from all ages and professions, from literary figures to world leaders.  There really is something for every human condition and for everyone: Mark Twain…I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened. Or perhaps Honoré de Balzac: There is no such thing as a great talent without great will-power. And here’s John Wesley in a wry moment: Some people have just enough religion to make them uncomfortable. Abraham Lincoln knew what he was talking about when he said: Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power. And Abigail Van Buren, famous agony aunt, observed: People who fight fire with fire, usually end up with ashes.