Books Quotes

Walter bagehot - the reason why so few good books are written is...
The reason that there are so few good books written is that so few people who write know anything.
Walter Bagehot

Bette midle - if sex is such a natural phenomenon, how come...
Rene descartes - the reading of all good books is indeed like a...
Books may well be the only true magic.
Alice Hoffman
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
No man can be called friendless when he has God and the companionship of good books.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
It is far better to be silent than merely to increase the quantity of bad books.
Voltaire
Never lend books - Nobody ever returns them; the only books I have in my library are those which people have lent me.
Anatole France
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 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
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
I still find each day to 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
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
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
It does not matter how many books you have, but how good the books are which you have.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Happy are the people whose annals are blank in history books.
Thomas Carlyle
If you will protest courageously, and yet with dignity and Christian love, when the history books are written in future generations, the historians will have to pause and say, There lived a great people - A black people - who injected new meaning and dignity into the veins of civilization.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.
Sir John Lubbock
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
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
Books, I found, had the power to make time stand still, retreat or fly into the future.
Jim
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
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
He felt about books as doctors feel about medicines, or managers about plays - Cynical, but hopeful.
Dame Rose Macaulay, Crewe Train, 1926
Some books are undeservedly forgotten; none are undeservedly remembered.
W. H. Auden
Wherever they burn books, they will also, in the end, burn people.
Heinrich Heine
Most new books are forgotten within a year, especially by those who borrow them.
Evan Esa
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 own particular path than we have yet got ourselves.
E. M. Forster, Two Cheers for Democracy, 1951
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, The Happy Life, 1896
No book has yet been written in praise of a woman who let her husband and children starve or suffer while she invented even the most useful things, or wrote books, or expressed herself in art, or evolved philosophic systems.
Anna Garlin Spence
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
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".
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
When books are burned in the end people will be burned too.
Heinrich Heine
Upon books the collective education of the race depends; they are the sole instruments of registering, perpetuating and transmitting thought.
Henry C. Rogers
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
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
If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.
Ralph Waldo Emerson