Books Quotes

Miguel de cervantes - there are men that will make you books, and turn...
Books must follow sciences, and not sciences books.
Sir Francis Bacon

Francois arouet - in politics i am growing indifferent - - i would...
Francis bacon - some books are to be tasted, others swallowed,...
We must get beyond textbooks, go out into the bypaths... and tell the world the glories of our journey.
John Hope Franklin
Some books are undeservedly forgotten; none are undeservedly remembered.
W. H. Auden

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)
Many books require no thought from those who read them, and for a very simple reason they made no such demand upon those who wrote them.
Charles Caleb Colton
Books, I found, had the power to make time stand still, retreat or fly into the future.
Jim
Nature and Books belong to the eyes that see them.
Emerson
If an army of monkeys were strumming on typewriters, they might write all the books in the British Museum.
Sir Arthur Eddington
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
Books are the quietest and most constant of friends they are the most accessible and wisest of counsellors, and the most patient of teachers.
Charles W. Eliot
Liesure without books is death, and burial of a man alive.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Whenever books are burned men also in the end are burned.
Heinrich Heine
The lessons taught in great books are misleading. The commerce in life is rarely so simple and never so just.
Anita Brookne
There are times when I think that the ideal library is composed solely of reference books. They are like understanding friends - Always ready to meet your mood, always ready to change the subject when you have had enough of this or that.
Donald J. Adams
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
Read much, but not many books.
Benjamin Franklin
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
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
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
Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested that is, some books are to be read only in parts, others to be read, but not curiously, and some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention.
Francis Bacon
You despise books you whose lives are absorbed in the vanities of ambition, the pursuit of pleasure or indolence but remember that all the known world, excepting only savage nations, is governed by books.
Voltaire
All of the books in the world contain no more information than is broadcast as video in a single large American city in a single year. Not all bits have equal value.
Carl Sagan
I cannot live without books.
Thomas Jefferson
It becomes a bore doing imaginative books that do not touch imaginations, and at length one stops even planning them.
H. G. Wells, Preface of "The Complete Science - Fiction Treasury of H. G. Wells".
He felt about books as doctors feel about medicines, or managers about plays - Cynical, but hopeful.
Dame Rose Macaulay, Crewe Train, 1926
Books, like proverbs, receive their chief value from the stamp and esteem of the ages through which they have passed.
Sir W. Temple
Every artist wants his work to be permanent. But what is The Aswan Dam covered some of the greatest art in the world. Venice is sinking. Great books and pictures were lost in the Florence floods. In the meantime we still enjoy butterflies.
Romare Beardon
I think it is good that books still exist, but they make me sleepy.
Frank Zappa
The man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and of elevated opinions.
Christopher Dawson
It is chiefly through books that we enjoy intercourse with superior minds, and these invaluable means of communication are in the reach of all. In the best books, great men talk to us, give us their most precious thoughts, and pour their souls into ours.
William E. Channing
Life is a wonderful thing to talk about, or to read about in history books - But it is terrible when one has to live it.
Jean Anouilh
Generally speaking, men are influenced by books which clarify their own thought, which express their own notions well, or which suggest to them ideas which their minds are already predisposed to accept.
Carl Lotus Becke
I live for books.
Thomas Jefferson
When the destroyer comes, his first act will be to destroy all the books.
Thomas More
There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written or badly written.
Oscar Wilde
Books are not made to be believed, but to be subjected to inquiry.
Umberto Eco
The multitude of books is making us ignorant.
Voltaire