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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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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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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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A man of one book. [Lat., Homo unius libri.]

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

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Books are delightful when prosperity happily smiles; when adversity threatens, they are inseparable comforters. They give strength to human compacts, nor are grave opinions brought forward without books. Arts and sciences, the benefits of which no mind can calculate. depend upon books.

Richard Aungervyle (Aungerville) (a/k/a Richard de Bury) Quotes , Source: Philobiblon (ch. I)

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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.

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

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But the images of men's wits and knowledges remain in books, exempted from the wrong of time, and capable of perpetual renovation.

Francis Bacon Quotes , Source: Advancement of Learning (bk. I, Advantages of Learning)

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

Francis Bacon Quotes , Source: Essay--Of Studies

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Books must follow sciences, and not sciences books.

Francis Bacon Quotes , Source: Proposition touching Amendment of Laws

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Worthy books Are not companions--they are solitudes: We lose ourselves in them and all our cares.

Philip James Bailey Quotes , Source: Festus (sc. A Village Feast, Evening)

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That place that does contain My books, the best companions, is to me A glorious court, where hourly I converse With the old sages and philosophers; And sometimes, for variety, I confer With kings and emperors, and weigh their counsels; Calling their victories, if unjustly got, Unto a strict account, and, in my fancy, Deface their ill-placed statues.

Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher Quotes , Source: The Elder Brother (act I, sc. 2, l. 177)

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