This one was a Christmas gift. Not likely something I would have bought for myself, not likely something I ever would have happened upon when browsing through books. And that would have been a shame.
It is a collection of reflections on quotes from various philosophers, from the ancient Greek to a couple of Scripture passages, to 20th century folks. And the author himself has studied philosophy and so has the ability to explain a bit about the school of thought surrounding the quote.
Some of the quotes are great, some of them leave me bleh. But there is something to think about in almost every quote and reflection. And there were some I thought "I could use this in a sermon". I think this is a book I will use as a reference from time to time...assuming I remember which pithy quote I am looking for of course.