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He that loveth a book will never want for a faithful friend, a wholesome counselor, a cheerful companion, an effectual comforter

Isaac Barrow Quotes

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In the middle of the silence in a writer's house lies an invalid: the book being worked on.

Richard Eder Quotes

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The books that the world calls immoral are the books that show the world its own shame.

Oscar Wilde Quotes

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The books that help you the most are those which make you think the most.

Theodore Parker Quotes

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You know you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.

Paul Sweeney Quotes

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Books open your mind, broaden your mind, and strengthen you as nothing else can

William Feather Quotes

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People get nothing out of books but what they bring to them

George Bernard Shaw Quotes

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A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted. You should live several lives while reading it.

William Styron Quotes

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These are not books, lumps of lifeless paper, but minds alive on the shelves.

Gilbert Highet Quotes

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Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations.

Henry David Thoreau Quotes

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It is all very well to be able to write books, but can you waggle your ears?

James Matthew Barrie Quotes

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Books were my pass to personal freedom. I learned to read at age three, and soon discovered there was a whole world to conquer that went beyond our farm in Mississippi.

Oprah Winfrey Quotes

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Books give not wisdom where none was before. But where some is, there reading makes it more.

Elizabeth Hardwick Quotes

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If there's a book you really want to read but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it

Toni Morrison Quotes

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Master books, but do not let them master you. - Read to live, not live to read.

Owen Meredith Quotes

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This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force.

Dorothy Parker Quotes

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A book is the only immortality.

Rufus Choate Quotes

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If a book is really good, it deserves to be read again, and if it's great, it should be read at least three times.

Anatole Broyard Quotes

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The best of a book is not the thought which it contains, but the thought which it suggests; just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones but in the echoes of our hearts.

John Greenleaf Whittier Quotes

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Books are lighthouses erected in the great sea of time

Edwin P. Whipple Quotes

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Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.

Francis Bacon, Sr. Quotes

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Book lovers will understand me, and they will know too that part of the pleasure of a library lies in its very existence

Jan Morris Quotes

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Medicine for the soul.

Unattributed Author Quotes , Source: Diodorus Siculus (I, 49, 3), inscription over the door of the Library at Thebes

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Books are the legacies that a great genius leaves to mankind, which are delivered down from generation to generation, as presents to the posterity of those who are yet unborn.

Joseph Addison Quotes , Source: in the "Spectator", no. 166

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That is a good book which is opened with expectation and closed with profit.

Amos Bronson Alcott Quotes , Source: Table Talk (bk. I, Learning-Books)

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