Words of the Wise: A Book of Russian Quotations (Мудрая мысль России). Somewhat scarce book. A collection of aphorisms and phrases by statesmen, politicians, writers, artists, etc. Starts with the usual paean to the Soviet system (lots of Lenin quotes) but soon launches into Russian, Transcaucasian, Central Asian and Middle Eastern sources. Less emphasis on proverbs and more on social development. Hardcover, text in English. Compiled by V.V. Vorontsov, translated by Vic Schneierson. (Moscow): Progress Publishers, 1979. 669 pages. A few pencil annotations, nothing major. Has dustjacket and ribbon bookmarker. 1 copy only.