Books... are like lobster shells, we surround ourselves with 'em, then we grow out of 'em and leave 'em behind, as evidence of our earlier stages of development.
A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly.
That is a good book which is opened with expectation, and closed with delight and profit.
Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?
A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.
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.
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.
A book must be the ax for the frozen sea within us.
Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new at all.
The love of learning, the sequestered nooks, And all the sweet serenity of books.
Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.
In books lies the soul fo the whole past time.
For books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are; nay, they do preserve as in a vial the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred them.
Wear the old coat and buy the new book.
Show me the books he loves and I shall know the man far better than through mortal friends.
Don’t you love the Oxford Dictionary? When I first read it, I thought it was a really really long poem about everything.
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.
The covers of this book are too far apart.
Books, like proverbs, receive their chief value from the stamp and esteem of the ages through which they have passed.
Books are divided into two classes, the books of the hour and the books of all time.
People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading.
Books, the children of the brain.
A good book is the best of friends, the same today and forever.
There are two motives for reading a book; one, that you enjoy it; the other, that you can boast about it.
No man can be called friendless who has God and the companionship of good books.
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