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Books have the same enemies as people fire, humidity, animals, weather, and their own content.
– Paul ValeryRate it:
Books have the same enemies as people: fire, humidity, animals, weather, and their own content.
– Paul ValeryRate it:
Books may well be the only true magic.
– Alice HoffmanRate it:
Books must follow sciences, and not sciences books.
– Francis BaconRate it:
Books should to one of these fours ends conduce, for wisdom, piety, delight, or use.
– Sir John DenhamRate it:
Books that you carry to the fire, and hold readily in your hand, are most useful after all.
– Samuel JohnsonRate it:
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 GriswoldRate it:
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 WhitneyRate it:
Books, I found, had the power to make time stand still, retreat or fly into the future.
– JimRate it:
Books, like friends, should be few and well chosen.
– Samuel PatersonRate it:
Books, like proverbs, receive their chief value from the stamp and esteem of the ages through which they have passed
– Sir W. TempleRate it:
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. SayersRate it:
Bootless grief hurts a man?s self, but patience makes a jest of an injury.
– R ChamberlainRate it:
Bore, n. A person who talks when you wish him to listen.
– Ambrose BierceRate it:
Bore: a man who is never unintentionally rude.
– Oscar WildeRate it:
Bore: one who has the power of speech but not the capacity for conversation.
– Benjamin DisraeliRate it:
Boredom is a finicky creature, never around when you need it, and always popping up when you want it the least.
– Lewis WardRate it:
Boredom is a sign of satisfied ignorance, blunted apprehension, crass sympathies, dull understanding, feeble powers of attention, and irreclaimable weakness of character.
– James BridieRate it:
Boredom is a vital problem for the moralist, since at least half the sins of mankind are caused by the fear of it.
– Bertrand RussellRate it:
Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time serenity, that nothing is.
– Thomas SzaszRate it:
Boredom is the root of all evil--the despairing refusal to be oneself.
– Søren KierkegaardRate it:
Boredom, after all, is a form of criticism.
– William PhillipsRate it:
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 TocquevilleRate it:
Born to be wild -- live to outgrow it.
– Doug HortonRate it:
Borrowers of books --those mutilators of collections, spoilers of the symmetry of shelves, and creators of odd volumes.
– Charles LambRate it:

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