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 Richard Aungervyle (Aungerville) (a/k/a Richard de Bury) once said...

You, O Books, are the golden vessels of the temple, the arms of the clerical militia with which the missiles of the most wicked are destroyed; fruitful olives, vines of Engaddi, fig-trees knowing no sterility; burning lamps to be ever held in the hand.

In Books Quotes, by Richard Aungervyle (Aungerville) (a/k/a Richard de Bury) , Source: Philobiblon (ch. XV)

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