Books Quotes

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

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
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