For man, life has always been the greatest teacher. But reading about the thoughts and writings of others remains one of the best learning experiences. The wise and witty quotes in this book can teach one more in a few hours than a lifetime of bumbling around. Many of the quotes are uncommon and will not have been read before by most readers. The book also includes meaningful proverbs, poems and limericks.However the focus of this book remains more on animals, nature and man. Many quotes stress the importance of compassion towards all our fellow creatures that inhabit the earth.