To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.
Let books be your dining table, / And you shall be full of delights. / Let them be your mattress,/And you shall sleep restful nights
A library is a temple unabridged with priceless treasure. Librarians are the majesties who loan the jewels of measure. They welcome to the kingdom the young and old of reapers and reign among the riches as the wondrous fortune keepers.
Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent.
we would be together and have our books and at night be warm in bed together with the windows open and the stars bright.
You cannot open a book without learning something.
Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counsellors, and the most patient of teachers.
Only your friends steal your books.
Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.
Good books, like good friends, are few and chosen; the more select, the more enjoyable.
In the highest civilization, the book is still the highest delight. He who has once known its satisfactions is provided with a resource against calamity.
The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.
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.
Books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind.
It is a good rule after reading a new book, never to allow yourself another new one till you have read an old one in between.
If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.
I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.
There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning.
The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who'll get me a book I ain't read.
In the highest civilization the book is still the highest delight.
We read books to find out who we are.
Ah, how good it is to be among people who are reading!
A man is known by the books he reads.
Here’s to books, the cheapest vacation you can buy.
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.
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