Books Quotes

In the very books in which philosophers bid us scorn fame, they inscribe their names

Marcus Tullius Cicero

You will find something more in woods than in books. Trees and stones will teach that which you can never learn from masters.

Saint Bernard

With a few flowers in my garden, half a dozen pictures and some books, I live without envy.

Lope de Vega

Must we always teach our children with books? Let them look at the stars and the mountains above. Let them look at the waters and the trees and flowers on Earth. Then they will begin to think, and to think is the beginning of a real education.

David Polis

What a blessing it is to love books. Everybody must love something, and I know of no objects of love that give such substantial and unfailing returns as books and a garden.

Elizabeth von Arnim

The love of learning, the sequestered nooks, And all the sweet serenity of books.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Abundance ~ An endless supply of water, trees heavily laden with fruit, a sun that shines every day, seasons in their never-ending cycle, a constant supply of air, an infinite wellspring of love, so many people to share with, an eternal cascade of imagination and creativity, unlimited lessons and growth, much valuable work to do, limitless potential for expanding and opening our hearts, unending forests to wander, evermore books to read and write, a vast mind of thoughts to explore, overflowing goodness, exponential wonder, overwhelming mercy, ~ a copious abundance of abundance to ponder.

Jinjee and Storm Talifero

The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who'll get me a book I ain't read.

Abraham Lincoln

Argument, as usually managed, is the worst sort of conversation, as in books it is generally the worst sort of reading

Jonathan Swift

[A] lawyer without books would be like a workman without tools.

Thomas Jefferson

Computers will never take the place of books. You can't stand on a floppy disk to reach a high shelf.

Sam Ewing

The clerisy are those who read for pleasure, but not for idleness; who read for pastime but not to kill time; who love books, but do not live by books

Robertson Davies

As far as I knew white women were never lonely, except in books. White men adored them, Black men desired them and Black women worked for them.

Maya Angelou

O, let my books be then the eloquence and dumb presages of my speaking breast.

William Shakespeare

If we encounter a man of rare intellect,we should ask him what books he reads.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Books are not made for furniture,but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house.

Henry Ward Beecher

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

We know nothing about motivation. All we can do is write books about it.

Peter F. Drucker

The multitude of books is a great evil. There is no limit to this fever for writing.

Martin Luther King Jr

Learning is acquired by reading books; but the much more necessary learning, the knowledge of the world, is only to be acquired by reading man, and studying all the various editions of them.

Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield

If you want to read about love and marriage, you've got to buy two separate books.

Alan King

Writing books is certainly a most unpleasant occupation. It is lonesome, unsanitary, and maddening. Many authors go crazy.

H. L. Mencken

Meek young men grow up in libraries, believing it their duty to accept the views which Cicero, which Locke, which Bacon, have given, forgetful that Cicero, Locke, and Bacon were only young men in libraries, when they wrote these books.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Real poverty is lack of books

Sidonie Gabrielle
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