Quotes on Books

There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written or badly written. Oscar Wilde Quote Details

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When I am attacked by gloomy thoughts, nothing helps me so much as running to my books. They quickly absorb me and banish the clouds from my mind. Michel de Montaigne Quote Details

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Just the knowledge that a good book is awaiting one at the end of a long day makes that day happier. Kathleen Norris Quote Details

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Properly, we should read for power. Man reading should be man intensely alive. The book should be a ball of light in one's hand. Ezra Pound Quote Details

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What we become depends on what we read after all the professors are finished with us. The greatest university of all is the collection of books. Thomas Carlyle Quote Details

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Many books require no thought from those who read them, and for a very simple reason; they made no such demand upon those who wrote them. Charles Colton Quote Details

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Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counsellors, and the most patient of teachers. Charles Eliot Quote Details

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In the highest civilization, the book is still the highest delight. He who has once known its satisfactions is provided with a resource against calamity. Ralph Waldo Emerson Quote Details

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How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book. Henry David Thoreau Quote Details

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A dollar put into a book and a book mastered might change the whole course of a boy's life. It might easily be the beginning of the development of leadership that would carry the boy far in service to his fellow men. Henry Ford Quote Details

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Wear the old coat and buy the new book. Austin Phelps Quote Details

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Don't borrow or lend books. Buy them as often as possible and build a library you have personalized with markings for future reference. Zig Ziglar Quote Details

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The things I want to know are in books. My best friend is the man who'll get me a book I ain't read. Abraham Lincoln Quote Details

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Most homes valued at over $250,000 have a library. That should tell us something. Jim Rohn Quote Details

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If I read a book that cost me $20 and I get one good idea, I've gotten one of the greatest bargains of all time. Tom Peters Quote Details

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Your book bill ought to be your biggest extravagance. Clive Staples Lewis Quote Details

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Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life. Mark Twain Quote Details

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The reading of all good books is indeed like a conversation with the noblest men of past centuries who were the authors of them, nay a carefully studied conversation, in which they reveal to us none but the best of their thoughts. Rene Descartes Quote Details

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Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for. Socrates Quote Details

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The art of not reading is a very important one. It consists in not taking an interest in whatever may be engaging the attention of the general public at any particular time. When some political or ecclesiastical pamphlet, or novel, or poem is making a great commotion, you should remember that he who writes for fools always finds a large public. A precondition for reading good books is not reading bad ones: for life is short. Arthur Schopenhauer Quote Details

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What an astonishing thing a book is. It's a flat object made from a tree with flexible parts on which are imprinted lots of funny dark squiggles. But one glance at it and you're inside the mind of another person, maybe somebody dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, an author is speaking clearly and silently inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people who never knew each other, citizens of distant epochs. Books break the shackles of time. A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic. Carl Sagan Quote Details

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I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think interior decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. Anna Quindlen Quote Details

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