Alexander’s Aphorisms

SO…

If you
want to read
a sentence or two
that says as much
as a book or two,
aphorisms are
for you.

If you
welcome
easy access to
difficult ideas,
aphorisms are
for you.

If you
want to get wise
without further delay,
aphorisms are for you.

THE NEW E-BOOK

ALEXANDER’S APHORISMS by ALEXANDER PETER DUKES

THEME AND METHOD OF THE BOOK

This is not a book about aphorisms – i.e.
concise pithy statements or maxims that
define, express, encapsulate or illustrate
a principle or precept.
Instead,
it uses around
1200 original aphorisms
to develop a theme –
SAVING THE EARTH –
by way of focussing on factors
preventing or making this outcome
more difficult at a dangerous time
in our lives and life of this planet.
Largely colour-coded according to subject,
and with a single aphorism appearing
on each carefully designed page,
they pursue a path through
politics, science and cosmology,
psychology, conflict, extremism and war,
in conclusion
alighting on and enlightening via
spirituality, ecology and saving the Earth.

What People Have Said About Alexander’s Aphorisms

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The green chapter in this book would make a classic textbook about evolution, ecology, environment and saving the planet.

– Dan Barker, landscape gardener

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Carefully crafted both in meaning and appearance, it is very unusual for a book of aphorisms to develop a theme throughout, especially in such a striking manner.

– Ruth Caleb, producer/executive producer, film and television

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Many brilliant ideas.  Punctuated by gems.
Impressive, beautiful and inspiring.

– Carl Olsen, designer, Solihull

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Frequently with a pleasant turn of phrase.  At times poetic, lyrical and rhythmic.  In fact, I would like to put some of these aphorisms to music.

– David Vorhaus, composer, musician and inventor

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As clever and witty
as evocative and philosophical.
Can’t wait to see the book.

– Al Alvarez, poet, critic, editor and author.

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We have ‘thought for the day’ and ‘prayer for day’ on the radio.  So why not aphorism for the day as well?  Explain its background thinking; then conclude with a punchline composed of one of your aphorisms.

– Piers Plowright, radio producer