Books Quotes

A good book should leave you... slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading it.

William Styron

The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.

Mark Twain

A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it, or explore an explosive idea without fear it will go off in your face. It is one of the few havens remaining where a man's mind can get both provocation and privacy.

Edward P. Morgan

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

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

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

Thomas Carlyle

The Power Of Failure: We Get To Decide What It Means

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Updated On : July 10, 2014
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