Books Quotes

The walls of books around him, dense with the past, formed a kind of insulation against the present world and its disasters.

Ross MacDonald

Books are embalmed minds.

Bovee

Books are the compasses and telescopes and sextants and charts which other men have prepared to help us navigate the dangerous seas of human life.

Jesse Lee Bennett

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

Henry Ward Beecher

Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.

Charles W. Eliot

Books are a uniquely portable magic

Stephen King

Youth is a time when we find the books we give up but do not get over.

Lionel Trilling

There is nothing that strengthens a nation like reading of a nation's own history, whether that history is recorded in books or embodied in customs, institutions and monuments

Joseph Anderson

If sex is such a natural phenomenon, how come there are so many books on how to do it

Bette Midler

Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.

Buddha

The Internet is the world's largest library. It's just that all the books are on the floor.

John Allen Paulos

What does labor want? We want more schoolhouses and less jails; more books and less arsenals; more learning and less vice; more leisure and less greed; more justice and less revenge; in fact, more of the opportunities to cultivate our better natures

Samuel Gompers

Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.

Mark Twain

Any kid who has two parents who are interested in him and a houseful of books isn't poor.

Sam Levenson

Children have a natural antipathy to books - handicraft should be the basis of education. Boys and girls should be taught to use their hands to make something, and they would be less apt to destroy and be mischievous.

Oscar Wilde

Real meditation we get from within or from a spiritual Master. We can never get it from books. From books we can get inspiration or an inner approach to the fulfilment of our outer life. But in order to have true meditation we have to go deep within or follow the guidance of a spiritual Master

Sri Chinmoy

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 1834

The oldest books are still only just out to those who have not read them.

Samuel Butler

These are not books, lumps of lifeless paper, but minds alive on the shelves.

Gilbert Highet

Books are humanity in print.

Barbara W. Tuchman

Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.

Mark Twain

Books are the glass of council to dress ourselves by.

Bulstrode Whitlock

Books had instant replay long before televised sports.

Bern Williams

Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new after all.

Abraham Lincoln

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