Books Quotes

Sir arthur eddington - if an army of monkeys were strumming on...
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

Martin luther king, jr. - if you will protest courageously, and yet with...
Heinrich heine - wherever they burn books, they will also, in the...
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
Books are hindrances to persisting stupidity.
Spanish Prove

Learning is acquired by reading books, but the much more necessary learning, the knowledge of the world, is only to be acquired by reading men, and studying all the various facets of them.
Lord Chesterfield
There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written or badly written.
Oscar Wilde
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.
Mark Twain
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
It is a great thing to start life with a small number of really good books which are your very own.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
It meant that New York philanthropists, New York society, would now rediscover the library. ... that learning, books, education have glamour, that self - Improvement has glamour, that hope has glamour.
Vartan Gregorian
There are men that will make you books, and turn them loose into the world, with as much dispatch as they would do a dish of fritters.
Miguel de Cervantes
Books, I found, had the power to make time stand still, retreat or fly into the future.
Jim
Without words, without writing and without books there would be no history, there could be no concept of humanity.
Hermann Hesse
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
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
In Marseilles they make half the toilet soap we consume in America, but the Marseillaise only have a vague theoretical idea of its use, which they have obtained from books of travel.
Mark Twain
Read not books alone, but men, and amongst them chiefly thyself. If thou find anything questionable there, use the commentary of a severe friend rather than the gloss of a sweet lipped flatterer; there is more profit in a distasteful truth than in deceitful sweetness.
Francis Quarles
Books have the same enemies as people: fire, humidity, animals, weather, and their own content.
Paul Valery
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
When the destroyer comes, his first act will be to destroy all the books.
Thomas More
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
Upon books the collective education of the race depends; they are the sole instruments of registering, perpetuating and transmitting thought.
Henry C. Rogers
If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
An apology for the devil: it must be remembered that we have heard one side of the case. God has written all the books.
Samuel Butle
Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore.
Henry Ward Beeche
We should get into the habit of reading inspirational books, looking at inspirational pictures, hearing inspirational music, associating with inspirational friends.
Alfred A. Montapert
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
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
The multitude of books is making us ignorant.
Voltaire
When books are burned in the end people will be burned too.
Heinrich Heine
I mean your borrowers of books - Those mutilators of collections, spoilers of the symmetry of shelves, and creators of odd volumes.
Charles Lam
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
Wisdom is not wisdom when it is derived from books alone.
Horace
Read much, but not many books.
Benjamin Franklin
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
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
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
No man can be called friendless when he has God and the companionship of good books.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning