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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
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 W. Eliot
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 W. Eliot, The Happy Life, 1896
Books are the way the dead talk to the living.
– Laurie Anderson
Books choose their authors; the act of creation is not entirely a rational and conscious one.
– Salman Rushdie
Books get older as well; their body also wears out, but unlike us, their brain remains forever young!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
Books give not wisdome where none was before, But where some is, there reading makes it more.
– Sir John Harington
Books have the same enemies as people fire, humidity, animals, weather, and their own content.
– Paul Valery
Books have the same enemies as people: fire, humidity, animals, weather, and their own content.
– Paul Valery
Books may well be the only true magic.
– Alice Hoffman
Books must follow sciences, and not sciences books.
– Francis Bacon
Books should to one of these fours ends conduce, for wisdom, piety, delight, or use.
– Sir John Denham
Books that you carry to the fire, and hold readily in your hand, are most useful after all.
– Samuel Johnson
Books won't stay banned. They won't burn. Ideas won't go to jail. In the long run of history, the censor and the inquisitor have always lost. The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas.
– A. Whitney Griswold
Books won't stay banned. They won't burn. Ideas won't go to jail. In the long run of history, the censor and the inquisitor have always lost. The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas. The source of better ideas is wisdom. The surest path to wisdom is a liberal education.
– Alfred Whitney
Books, I found, had the power to make time stand still, retreat or fly into the future.
– Jim
Books, like friends, should be few and well chosen.
– Samuel Paterson
Books, like proverbs, receive their chief value from the stamp and esteem of the ages through which they have passed
– Sir W. Temple
Books...are like lobster shells, we surround ourselves with 'em, then we grow out of 'em and leave 'em behind, as evidence of our earlier stages of development.
– Dorothy L. Sayers
Bootless grief hurts a man?s self, but patience makes a jest of an injury.
– R Chamberlain
Bore, n. A person who talks when you wish him to listen.
– Ambrose Bierce
Bore: a man who is never unintentionally rude.
– Oscar Wilde
Bore: one who has the power of speech but not the capacity for conversation.
– Benjamin Disraeli
Boredom is a finicky creature, never around when you need it, and always popping up when you want it the least.
– Lewis Ward
Boredom is a sign of satisfied ignorance, blunted apprehension, crass sympathies, dull understanding, feeble powers of attention, and irreclaimable weakness of character.
– James Bridie

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