Books Quotes

Elizabeth barrett browning - no man can be called friendless when he has god...
William shakespeare, romeo and juliet - love goes toward love as schoolboys from their...

We should get into the habit of reading inspirational books, looking at inspirational pictures, hearing inspirational music, associating with inspirational friends.
Alfred A. Montapert
Be as careful of the books you read, as of the company you keep for your habits and character will be as much influenced by the former as by the latter.
Paxton Hood
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
Books are hindrances to persisting stupidity.
Spanish Prove

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
Jackie collins - the biggest critics of my books are people who...
Let us welcome controversial books and controversial authors.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
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
If you are an author and give one of your books to a member of the upper class, you must never expect him to read it.
Paul Fussell
Our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything.
William Shakespeare
Books are the way the dead talk to the living.
Laurie Anderson
Some books are undeservedly forgotten; none are undeservedly remembered.
W. H. Auden
I cannot live without books.
Thomas Jefferson
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, Lacon, 1820
Buying books would be a good thing if one could also buy the time to read them in but as a rule the purchase of books is mistaken for the appropriation of their contents.
Arthur Schopenhaue
Read much, but not many books.
Benjamin Franklin
Books are not made to be believed, but to be subjected to inquiry.
Umberto Eco
Most new books are forgotten within a year, especially by those who borrow them.
Evan Esa
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
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
It is far better to be silent than merely to increase the quantity of bad books.
Voltaire
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
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
I am sure of this, that by going much alone a man will get more of a noble courage in thought and word than from all the wisdom that is in books.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
A home without books is a body without soul.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
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 have the same enemies as people: fire, humidity, animals, weather, and their own content.
Paul Valery
Books should to one of these fours ends conduce, for wisdom, piety, delight, or use.
Sir John Denham
Associate with the noblest people you can find read the best books live with the mighty. But learn to be happy alone. Rely upon your own energies, and so do not wait for, or depend on other people.
Thomas Davidson
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
In politics I am growing indifferent - - I would like it, if I could now return to my planting and books at home.
Francois Arouet
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 Butle
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 are the legacies that a great genius leaves to mankind, which are delivered down from generation to generation as presents to the posterity of those who are yet unborn.
Joseph Addison
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
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
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