Books Quotes

President ronald reagan, to the national association of evangelicals, columbus, ohio - america has begun a spiritual reawakening. faith...
I suggest that the only books that influence us are those for which we are ready, and which have gone a little further down our particular path than we have gone ourselves.
E. M. Forste

Helen hayes - from your parents you learn love and laughter and...
Thomas davidson - associate with the noblest people you can find...
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
Liesure without books is death, and burial of a man alive.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Books, like friends, should be few and well chosen.
Samuel Paterson
The average trade book has a shelf life of between milk and yogurt, except for books by any member of the Irving Wallace family - They have preservatives.
Calvin Trillin
I cannot live without books.
Thomas Jefferson
If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Books must follow sciences, and not sciences books.
Sir Francis Bacon
The experience to be gathered from books, Though often valuable, is but of the nature of learning Whereas the experience gained from actual life, Is of the nature of wisdom And a small store of the latter Is worth vastly more than a stock of the former.
Samuel Smiles
Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house.
Henry Ward Beeche
I suggest that the only books that influence us are those for which we are ready, and which have gone a little farther down our particular path than we have yet gone ourselves.
Edward Morgan Forste
Upon books the collective education of the race depends; they are the sole instruments of registering, perpetuating and transmitting thought.
Henry C. Rogers
The instruction we find in books is like fire. We fetch it from our neighbours, kindle it at home, communicate it to others, and it becomes the property of all.
Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire
Books should to one of these fours ends conduce, for wisdom, piety, delight, or use.
Sir John Denham
A room without books is like a body without a soul.
G. K. Chesterton
Buying books would be a good thing if one could also buy the time to read them in: but as a rule the purchase of books is mistaken for the appropriation of their contents.
Arthuer Schopenhaue
Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill. I think that there is nothing, not even crime, more opposed to poetry, to philosophy, ay, to life itself than this incessant business.
Henry David Thoreau
The true university of these days is a collection of books.
Thomas Carlyle
An apology for the devil it must be remembered that we have heard only one side of the case God has written all the books.
Samuel Butle
Nature and Books belong to the eyes that see them.
Emerson
Never lend books - Nobody ever returns them; the only books I have in my library are those which people have lent me.
Anatole France
The American mind, unlike the English, is not formed by books, but, as Carl Sandburg once said to me, by newspapers and the Bible.
Van Wyck Brooks
Who knows why we live, and struggle, and die... Wise men write many books, in words too hard to understand. But this, the purpose of our lives, the end of all our struggle, is beyond all human wisdom.
Alan Stewart Paton
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.
Mark Twain
The pleasure of all reading is doubled when one lives with another who shares the same books.
Katherine Mansfield
I have no doubt that faith is only pure when it does not negate the faith of another. I have no doubt that evil can be fought and that indifference is no option. I have no doubt that fanaticism is dangerous. And of all the books in the world on life, I have no doubt that the life of one person weighs more than them all.
Elie Wiesel, O Magazine, November 2000
Nothing, it appears to me is of greater value in a man than the power of judgement and the man who has it may be compared to a chest fulled with books, for he is the son of nature and the father of art.
Pietro Aretino
Most new books are forgotten within a year, especially by those who borrow them.
Evan Esa
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
Sir Winston Churchill, My Early Life, 1930
What we become depends on what we read after all of the professors have finished with us. The greatest university of all is a collection of books.
Thomas Carlyle
I wonder how so insupportable a thing as a bookseller was ever permitted to grow up in the Commonwealth. Many of our modern booksellers are but needless excrements, or rather vermin.
George Withe
And this our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything.
Shakespeare
You will find something more in woods than in books. Trees and stones will teach you that which you can never learn from masters.
Saint Bernard, Epistle
Some books are undeservedly forgotten none are undeservedly remembered.
W. H. Auden
We have talked long enough in this country about equal rights. ... It is time now to write the next chapter - And to write it in the books of law.
Lyndon B. Johnson
Only those books come down which deserve to last. All the gilt edges, vellum and morocco, all the presentation copies to all the libraries will not preserve a book in circulation beyond its intrinsic date.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Any man with a moderate income can afford to buy more books than he can read in a lifetime.
Henry Holt