Books Quotes

Sir francis bacon - some books are to be tasted, others to be...
Where do I find the time for not reading so many books?
Karl Kraus

Henry holt - any man with a moderate income can afford to buy...
Samuel butle - an apology for the devil it must be remembered...
A home without books is a body without soul.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
I do not believe that civilization will be wiped out in a war fought with the atomic bomb. Perhaps two - Thirds of the people of the Earth might be killed, but enough men capable of thinking, and enough books, would be left to start again, and civilization could be restored.
Albert Einstein

I am eternally grateful.. for my knack of finding in great books, some of them very funny books, reason enough to feel honored to be alive, no matter what else might be going on.
Kurt Vonnegut, Timequake, 1997
It is far better to be silent than merely to increase the quantity of bad books.
Voltaire
It does not matter how many books you have, but how good the books are which you have.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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
He felt about books as doctors feel about medicines, or managers about plays - Cynical, but hopeful.
Dame Rose Macaulay, Crewe Train, 1926
Men do not understand books until they have had a certain amount of life, or at any rate no man understands a deep book until he has seen and lived at least part of its contents.
Ezra Loomis Pound
In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but how many can get through to you.
Mortimer Adle
The love of learning, the sequestered nooks, And all the sweet serenity of books.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
From your parents you learn love and laughter and how to put one foot before the other. But when books are opened you discover that you have wings.
Helen Hayes
The lessons taught in great books are misleading. The commerce in life is rarely so simple and never so just.
Anita Brookne
Those who decide to use leisure as a means of mental development, who love good music, good books, good pictures, good plays, good company, good conversation - - what are they They are the happiest people in the world.
William Lyon Phelps
The pleasure of all reading is doubled when one lives with another who shares the same books.
Katherine Mansfield
We should get into the habit of reading inspirational books, looking at inspirational pictures, hearing inspirational music, associating with inspirational friends.
Alfred A. Montapert
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 man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.
Mark Twain
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, like proverbs, receive their chief value from the stamp and esteem of the ages through which they have passed.
Sir W. Temple
Christ is the Master the Scriptures are only the servant. The true way to test all the Books is to see whether they work the will of Christ or not. No Book which does not preach Christ can be apostolic, though Peter or Paul were its author. And no Book which does preach Christ can fail to be apostolic though Judas, Ananias, Pilate or Herod were its author.
Martin Luthe
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
You think your pains and heartbreaks are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who have ever been alive.
James Baldwin
Read much, but not many books.
Benjamin Franklin
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 Butler, The Note - Books of Samuel Butler (1912)
If you want to read about love and marriage, you have to buy two separate books.
Alan King
Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.
Mark Twain
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
Wherever they burn books, they will also, in the end, burn people.
Heinrich Heine
When I am attacked by gloomy thoughts, nothing helps me so much as running to my books. They quickly absorb me and banish the clouds from my mind.
Michel de Montaigne
Upon books the collective education of the race depends; they are the sole instruments of registering, perpetuating and transmitting thought.
Henry C. Rogers
There is no remedy so easy as books, which if they do not give cheerfulness, at least restore quiet to the most troubled mind.
Mary Wortley Montagu
I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.
John Burrough
America has begun a spiritual reawakening. Faith and hope are being restored. Americans are turning back to God. Church attendance is up. Audiences for religious books and broadcasts are growing. And I do believe that he has begun to heal our blessed land.
President Ronald Reagan, to the National Association of Evangelicals, Columbus, Ohio
Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?
Henry Ward Beeche
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