My Alma mater was books, a good library... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
Libraries are our friends.
Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.
A library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people. It is a never failing spring in the desert.
When I was young, we couldn't afford much. But, my library card was my key to the world.
A public library is the most enduring of memorials, the trustiest monument for the preservation of an event or a name or an affection; for it, and it only, is respected by wars and revolutions, and survives them.
If you want to get laid, go to college. If you want an education, go to the library.
Read in order to live.
Make thy books thy companions. Let thy cases and shelves be thy pleasure grounds and gardens.
The walls of books around him, dense with the past, formed a kind of insulation against the present world of disasters.
If I had read as much as other men I would have known no more than they.
Reading to kids is to ordinary reading what jazz is to a string quartet.
The fact of knowing how to read is nothing, the whole point is knowing what to read.
It is not the reading of many books which is necessary to make a man wise or good; but well reading of a few.
Choose an author as you would a friend.
Let us read thoughtfully; this is a great secret in the right use of books.
Be as careful of the books you read as the company you keep.
He is wise who knows the sources of knowledge - where it is written and where it is to be found.
Research means that you don't know, but are willing to find out.
With the enormous and steady increase in the volume of our literature, we must rely more and more upon sympathetic selection, judicious editing, and the indexer who knows where to exercise discretion. Any simpleton can write a book, but it requires high skill to make an index.
Whoever would do good in the world, ought not to deal in censure. We ought not to destroy, but rather construct.
Seventy million books in America's libraries, but the one you want to read is always out.
The reason why borrowed books are seldom returned, is that it is easier to retain books themselves than what is inside of them.
Libraries are the future of reading.
The first thing my family did when we moved was join the local church. The second was to go to the library and get library cards.
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