Quotes About Books

Find interesting inspirational quotes about books here. Books are the value added to human kind that preserve the feelings, intellect, thought, inspiration and guidance that sets humans aside from all else. Books aren't just for those who attend institutions of higher learning, nor are they the reserve to those students who are commanded to read from teachers at all levels of education.
related - quotes about knowledge. . . quotes about libraries. . . quotes about reading. . . quotes about education. A book serves to endlessly record development, and, in some cases, recalls what we may have known in the past but is necessary to revitalize again through new interpretations. Good books are like good dogs; they are your constant companion no matter where you go, or how you are feeling.

A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it, or explore an explosive idea without fear it will go off in your face. It is one of the few havens remaining where a man's mind can get both provocation and privacy. Edward P. Morgan

A good garden is like a good book, you always enjoy starting it again. Proverb

A book is good company. It is full of conversation without loquacity. It comes to your longing with full instruction, but pursues you never. Henry Ward Beecher

I've never read a book that didn't contain one new idea or thought that was worthy of reflection. Author Unknown

There is a great deal of difference between an eager man who wants to read a book and the tired man who wants a book to read. G. K. Chesterton

After all manner of professors have done their best for us, the place we are to get knowledge is in books. The true university of these days is a collection of books. Albert Camus

Books are men of higher stature, and the only men that speak aloud for future times to hear. Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill. Barbara Tuchman>

Make sure you have many books and many friends - as long as they are good ones. Spanish Proverb

The greatest gift is a passion for reading. It is cheap, it consoles, it distracts, it excites, it gives you the knowledge of the world and experience of a wide kind. It is a moral illumination. Elizabeth Hardwick



A book lying idle on a shelf is wasted ammunition. Like money, books must be kept in constant circulation. Lend and borrow to the maximum - of both books and money! But especially books, for books represent infinitely more than money. A book is not only a friend, it makes friends for you. When you have possessed a book with mind and spirit, you are enriched. But when you pass it on you are enriched threefold. Henry Miller

A single conversation across the table with a wise man is better than ten years mere study of books. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Books are one of the hidden secrets to success. Think about it - where else can you get incredible information from the greatest experts and most successful minds in history on basically any topic that is important and of interest to you? Charles M. Marcus, Success is Not a Spectator Sport

The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it. James Bryce

The response to "The Greatest Generation" and the books that followed has been one of the most satisfying experiences of my life. Tom Brokaw

Words are only painted fire; a book is the fire itself. Mark Twain

A book is like a garden carried in the pocket. Chinese Proverb

Some books leave us free and some books make us free. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Pack all there is into your life; you only pass this way once! Sit back and think what is it you enjoy. Take courses, read books, find your passion, your "wanna do's". Catherine Pulsifer

Getting out of the hospital is a lot like resigning from a book club. You're not out of it until the computer says you're out of it. Erma Bombeck

Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations. Henry David Thoreau

Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him. Maya Angelou

You can't judge a book by its cover. English Proverb

There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island. Walt Disney

Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book. Ronald Reagan

Books were my pass to personal freedom. I learned to read at age three, and soon discovered there was a whole world to conquer that went beyond our farm in Mississippi. Oprah Winfrey

A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book. Irish Proverb

Books, the children of the brain. Jonathan Swift

Books, like proverbs, receive their chief value from the stamp and esteem of the ages through which they have passed. John Paul Getty

In the book of life, the answers aren't in the back. Charles Schulz

You cannot open a book without learning something. Confucius

Good books, like good friends, are few and chosen; the more select, the more enjoyable. Louisa May Alcott

In a good book the best is between the lines. Swedish Proverb

Old books that have ceased to be of service should no more be abandoned than should old friends who have ceased to give pleasure. Bernard M. Baruch

The best way to become acquainted with a subject is to write a book about it. Benjamin Disraeli

Don't join the book burners. Do not think you are going to conceal thoughts by concealing evidence that they ever existed. Dwight Eisenhower

Knowledge without wisdom is a load of books on the back of an ass. Japanese Proverb

Through books you can live a thousand lives in one. Wilferd Peterson, The Art of Living

Books educate, entertain, and stimulate the imagination. Judy Ford, Wonderful Ways to Love a Child


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