Books Quotes

Real poverty is lack of books

Sidonie Gabrielle

There are three schoolmasters for everybody that will employ them - the senses, intelligent companions, and books.

Henry Ward Beecher

Experience is the child of Thought, and Thought is the child of Action. We cannot learn men from books.

Benjamin Disraeli

You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.

Ray Bradbury

The failure to read good books both enfeebles the vision and strengthens our most fatal tendency-- the belief that the here and now is all there is.

Allan Bloom

Show me the books he loves and I shall know the man far better than through mortal friends.

Dawn Adams

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

Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations.

Henry David Thoreau

The books that the world calls immoral are the books that show the world its own shame.

Oscar Wilde

Books are a refuge, a sort of cloistral refuge, from the vulgarities of the actual world.

Walter Pater

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

Henry Ward Beecher

Books can be dangerous. The best ones should be labeled "This could change your life."

Helen Exley

Books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind.

James Russell Lowell

Books - the best antidote against the marsh-gas of boredom and vacuity.

George Steiner

When people say there is too much violence in [my books], what they are saying is there is too much reality in life.

Joyce Carol Oates
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