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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 TuchmanRate it:
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 ThoreauRate it:
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 AddisonRate it:
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. EliotRate it:
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, 1896Rate it:
Books are the way the dead talk to the living.
– Laurie AndersonRate it:
Books choose their authors; the act of creation is not entirely a rational and conscious one.
– Salman RushdieRate it:
Books get older as well; their body also wears out, but unlike us, their brain remains forever young!
– Mehmet Murat ildanRate it:
Books give not wisdome where none was before, But where some is, there reading makes it more.
– Sir John HaringtonRate it:
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:

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