Temperanza, compassione, responsabilità, amicizia, laboriosità, coraggio, perseveranza, onestà, lealtà, fede: i migliori istinti dell'animo umano raccontati con esempi tratti dalle grandi opere della letteratura mondiale e dai fatti esemplari della storia.
Da Omero a Dante, da Platone ai fratelli Grimm, da Shakespeare a Martin Luther King, da Tolstoj a Collodi, da san Francesco a Dickens, centinaia di storie istruttive, introdotte da brevi note chiarificatrici, che aiuteranno i giovani a capire e a sviluppare le loro qualità migliori, e gli adulti a svolgere la loro funzione di guide sensibili e intelligenti.
- ISBN: 8878186732
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 648
GOOD AND BAD CHILDREN (excerpt) by Robert Louis Stevenson You must still be bright and quiet, And content with simple diet; And remain, through all bewild'ring Innocent and honest children… But the unkind and the unruly, And the sort who eat unduly, They must never hope for glory - Theirs is quite a differen Leggi tutto
Reading excerpts from this book at a time is like sitting down in front of the fire with your Grandpa or Grandma telling you stories you can fall asleep too. All the stories, essays, poems, songs, rhymes uphold a virtue. They range from humorous to serious in nature. Any book that carries Henry V's
5.0 stars (I would give it more if I could). An absolutely superb collection of stories brilliantly edited by William Bennett. A wonderful teaching tool for parents and a lot of fun for kids.
Well I'm rounding 700 pages in this 815-page monster, so I'm going to call it read. Hope you won't protest. The Book of Virtues is a very large collection of interesting fiction, non-fiction, children's poems, Greek myth, biblical stories, inspiring speeches once given, historical figures' journal e Leggi tutto
"The Book of Virtues" is made up of smaller stories on important life virtues. I was actually kind of excited to read some of the smaller stories, mostly the ones that mean the most to me. I read Loyalty(pg663-737) and Self Discipline(pg19-104), which were both very interesting. I enjoyed Loyalty mo Leggi tutto
Oh. That was my reaction once I finally got around to cracking this tome open. It turns out this book is not what I was thinking it was going to be. Based on the title, I was expecting real, true stories that illustrated great moral truths. Ya know, like the guy who was honest about the clerk giving Leggi tutto
I remember being introduced to this book on my tenth birthday, when it was given to me as a birthday gift. I was completely fascinated by the thickness of the thing, and I was so proud at the thought of reading through it all. I did eventually read it all, and after that one read I went back and rea Leggi tutto
This is a fantastic book! A collection of works that is easy to dip in and out of during the day. This book was originally intended for kids but I feel that adults can gain much from this book. I am currently reading the chapter titled "Compassion." I have to share this one particular entry with you Leggi tutto
All Bennett proved is that he can compile good stories than he didn't write but liked. And then he makes a lot of money from it. No original thinking here and shouldn't original thinking be one of the highest virtues?
some kids had "Goodnight Moon" and stuff like that. I had the Book of Virtues. Thanks, parents. :P
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