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If the bookseller happens to desire a privilege for his merchandise, whether he is selling Rabelais or the Fathers of the Church, the magistrate grants the privilege without answering for the contents of the book. - Voltaire (Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire),

Voltaire (Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire) Quotes , Source: A Philosophical Dictionary--Books (sec. 1)

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But I account the use that a man should seek of the publishing of his own writings before his death, to be but an untimely anticipation of that which is proper to follow a man, and not to go along with him. - Francis Bacon,

Francis Bacon Quotes , Source: An Advertisement Touching a Holy War--Epistle Dedicatory

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If I publish this poem for you, speaking as a trader, I shall be a considerable loser. Did I publish all I admire, out of sympathy with the author, I should be a ruined man.

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, first Baron Lytton Quotes , Source: My Novel (bk. VI, ch. XIV)

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Yon second-hand bookseller is second to none in the worth of the treasures which he dispenses.

Leigh Hunt (James Henry Leigh Hunt) Quotes , Source: On the Beneficence of Bookstalls

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