Books Quotes

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

Mark Twain

There is a great deal of difference between an eager man who wants to read a book and a tired man who wants a book to read.

G.K. Chesterton

A good book has no ending.

R.D. Cumming

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

Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.

P.J. O'Rourke

Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.

Groucho Marx

I find television to be very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go in the other room and read a book.

Groucho Marx

My test of a good novel is dreading to begin the last chapter.

Thomas Helm

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

Henry Ward Beecher

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

A book that is shut is but a block.

Thomas Fuller

Books are embalmed minds.

Bovee

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

Ross MacDonald

He who lends a book is an idiot. He who returns the book is more of an idiot.

Arabic Proverb

Books are immortal sons deifying their sires.

Plato

Books support us in our solitude and keep us from being a burden to ourselves.

Jeremy Collier

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

Abraham Lincoln

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

Oscar Wilde

Books open your mind, broaden your mind, and strengthen you as nothing else can

William Feather

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

Henry David Thoreau

Books were my pass to personal freedom. I learned to read at age three, and soon discovered there was a whole world to conquer that went beyond our farm in Mississippi.

Oprah Winfrey

Books give not wisdom where none was before. But where some is, there reading makes it more.

Elizabeth Hardwick

The best of a book is not the thought which it contains, but the thought which it suggests; just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones but in the echoes of our hearts.

John Greenleaf Whittier

A good book is the purest essence of a human soul.

Thomas Carlyle

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Updated On : June 10, 2014
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