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Books are pleasant, but if by being over-studious we impair our health and spoil our good humour, two of the best things we have, let us give it over. I, for my part, am one of those who think no fruit derived from them can recompense so great a loss.
– Montaigne
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Books are standing counselors and preachers, always at hand, and always disinterested; having this advantage over oral instructors, that they are ready to repeat their lesson as often as we please.
– Oswald Chambers
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Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill.
– Barbara Tuchman
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Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill. I think that there is nothing, not even crime, more opposed to poetry, to philosophy, ay, to life itself than this incessant business.
– Henry David Thoreau
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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
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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 W. Eliot
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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 W. Eliot, The Happy Life, 1896
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Books are the way the dead talk to the living.
– Laurie Anderson
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Books choose their authors; the act of creation is not entirely a rational and conscious one.
– Salman Rushdie
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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
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Books give not wisdome where none was before, But where some is, there reading makes it more.
– Sir John Harington
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Books have the same enemies as people fire, humidity, animals, weather, and their own content.
– Paul Valery
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Books have the same enemies as people: fire, humidity, animals, weather, and their own content.
– Paul Valery
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Books may well be the only true magic.
– Alice Hoffman
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Books must follow sciences, and not sciences books.
– Francis Bacon
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Books should to one of these fours ends conduce, for wisdom, piety, delight, or use.
– Sir John Denham
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Books that you carry to the fire, and hold readily in your hand, are most useful after all.
– Samuel Johnson
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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
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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
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Books, I found, had the power to make time stand still, retreat or fly into the future.
– Jim
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Books, like friends, should be few and well chosen.
– Samuel Paterson
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Books, like proverbs, receive their chief value from the stamp and esteem of the ages through which they have passed
– Sir W. Temple
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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
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Bootless grief hurts a man?s self, but patience makes a jest of an injury.
– R Chamberlain
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Bore, n. A person who talks when you wish him to listen.
– Ambrose Bierce
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