Books Quotes

Sir francis bacon - some books are to be tasted, others to be...
Upon books the collective education of the race depends; they are the sole instruments of registering, perpetuating and transmitting thought.
Henry C. Rogers

Philip dormer stanhope chesterfield - learning is acquired by reading books but the...
Shakespeare - and this our life, exempt from public haunt,...
Some books are undeservedly forgotten; none are undeservedly remembered.
W. H. Auden
It is far better to be silent than merely to increase the quantity of bad books.
Voltaire

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
Books must follow sciences, and not sciences books.
Sir Francis Bacon
I mean your borrowers of books - Those mutilators of collections, spoilers of the symmetry of shelves, and creators of odd volumes.
Charles Lam
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
When the destroyer comes, his first act will be to destroy all the books.
Thomas More
If an army of monkeys were strumming on typewriters, they might write all the books in the British Museum.
Sir Arthur Eddington
Books are hindrances to persisting stupidity.
Spanish Prove
Books should to one of these fours ends conduce, for wisdom, piety, delight, or use.
Sir John Denham
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
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
Any man with a moderate income can afford to buy more books than he can read in a lifetime.
Henry Holt
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
Books are the way the dead talk to the living.
Laurie Anderson
Books have the same enemies as people fire, humidity, animals, weather, and their own content.
Paul Valery
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
The biggest critics of my books are people who never read them.
Jackie Collins
The true university of these days is a collection of books.
Thomas Carlyle
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
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
Love goes toward love as schoolboys from their books; but love from look, toward school with heavy looks.
William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet
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
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
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
A bookstore is one of the only pieces of evidence we have that people are still thinking.
Jerry Seinfeld
Let us welcome controversial books and controversial authors.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
I cannot live without books.
Thomas Jefferson
Some books are undeservedly forgotten none are undeservedly remembered.
W. H. Auden
If you want to read about love and marriage, you have to buy two separate books.
Alan King
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.
I live for books.
Thomas Jefferson
The books that help you most are those which make you think that most. The hardest way of learning is that of easy reading; but a great book that comes from a great thinker is a ship of thought, deep freighted with truth and beauty.
Theodore Parke
You can cover a great deal of country in books.
Andrew Lang
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
I think it is good that books still exist, but they make me sleepy.
Frank Zappa