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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
Boredom is a vital problem for the moralist, since at least half the sins of mankind are caused by the fear of it.
– Bertrand Russell
Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time serenity, that nothing is.
– Thomas Szasz
Boredom is the root of all evil--the despairing refusal to be oneself.
– Søren Kierkegaard
Boredom, after all, is a form of criticism.
– William Phillips
Born often under another sky, placed in the middle of an always moving scene, himself driven by the irresistible torrent which draws all about him, the American has no time to tie himself to anything, he grows accustomed only to change, and ends by regarding it as the natural state of man. He feels the need of it, more he loves it; for the instability; instead of meaning disaster to him, seems to give birth only to miracles all about him.
– Alexis de Tocqueville

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