To teach a man how he may learn to grow independently, and for himself, is perhaps the greatest service that one man can do to another.
There comes a time when you have to choose between turning the page and closing the book.
I cannot sleep unless I am surrounded by books.
~Jorge Luis Borges~
If I knew where books came from, I’d go there.
To read is to empower
To empower is to write
To write is to influence
To Influence is to change
To change is to live.
~ Jane Evershed ~
If you want to get laid, go to college. If you want an education, go to the library.
~ Frank Zappa ~
Life happened because I turned the pages
~ Alberto Manguel ~
I have never known any distress that an hour’s reading did not relieve.
~ Montesquieu ~
Make thy books thy companions. Let thy cases and shelves be thy pleasure grounds and gardens.
~ Judah ibn-Tibbon (12th century) ~
To add a library to a house is to give that house a soul.
~ Cicero ~
Nothing sickens me more than the closed door of a library.
~ Barbara Tuchman ~
It is impossible to enter a large library… without feeling an inward sensation of reverence, and without catching some sparks of noble emulation, from the mass of mind which is scattered around you.
~ James Crossley ~
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them.
~ Mark Twain ~
The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.
~ Descartes ~
In reading, as in eating, an appetite is half the feast.
If we encounter a man of great intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~
People will not be better than the books they read.
~ Bishop Potter ~
Book lovers never go to bed alone.
Knowledge is free at the library. Just bring your own container.
The reason why borrowed books are seldom returned, is that it is easier to retain books themselves than what is inside of them.
~ Gilles Menage ~