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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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And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end: and much study is a weariness of the flesh.

Bible Quotes , Source: Ecclesiastes (ch. XII, v. 12)

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Now go, write it before them in a table, and note it in a book, that it may be for the time to come for ever and ever.

Bible Quotes , Source: Isaiah (ch. XXX, v. 8)

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Oh that my words were now written! on that they were printed in a book!

Bible Quotes , Source: Job (ch. XIX, v. 23)

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Oh that one would hear me! behold, my desire is, that the Almighty would answer me, and that mine adversary had written a book.

Bible Quotes , Source: Job (ch. XXXI, v. 35)

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The covers of this book are too far apart.

Bible Quotes , Source: Job (ch. XXXI, v. 35)

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Laws die, Books never.

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, first Baron Lytton Quotes , Source: Richelieu (act I, sc. 2)

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Hark, the world so loud, And they, the movers of the world, so still!

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, first Baron Lytton Quotes , Source: The Souls of Books (st. 3, l. 14)

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We call some books immortal! Do they live? If so, believe me, Time hath made them pure. In Books, the veriest wicked rest in peace.

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, first Baron Lytton Quotes , Source: The Souls of Books (st. 3, l. 22)

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The Wise (Minstrel or Sage,) out of their books are clay; But in their books, as from their graves they rise. Angels--that, side by side, upon our way, Walk with and warn us!

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, first Baron Lytton Quotes , Source: The Souls of Books (st. 3, l. 9)

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All books grow homilies by time; they are Temples, at once, and Landmarks.

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, first Baron Lytton Quotes , Source: The Souls of Books (st. 4, l. 1)

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There is no Past, so long as Books shall live!

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, first Baron Lytton Quotes , Source: The Souls of Books (st. 4, l. 9)

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In you are sent The types of Truths whose life is The To Come; In you soars up the Adam from the fall; In you the Future as the Past is given-- Ev'n in our death ye bid us hail our birth;-- Unfold these pages, and behold the Heaven, Without one grave-stone left upon the Earth.

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, first Baron Lytton Quotes , Source: The Souls of Books (st. 5, l. 11)

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The profit of books is according to the sensibility of the reader. The profoundest thought or passion sleeps as in a mine, until an equal mind and heart finds and publishes it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

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Books are good enough in their own way, but they are a poor substitute for life.

Robert Louis Stevenson Quotes

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Men do not understand books until they have a certain amount of life, or at any rate no man understands a deep book, until he has seen and lived at least part of its contents.

Ezra Pound Quotes

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

A. Bronson Alcott Quotes

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He who studies books alone will know how things ought to be, and he who studies men will know how they are.

C. C. Colton Quotes

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Books are but waste paper unless we spend in action the wisdom we get from thought.

Edward Bulwer-Lytton Quotes

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Books are the quietest and most constant of friends and the most patient of teachers.

Charles W. Eliot Quotes

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The true University of these days is a Collection of Books.

Thomas Carlyle Quotes

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