Thursday, 8 June 2017


One must always be careful of books ... and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us. - Cassandra Clare

One reads books in order to gain the privilege of living more than one life. People who don't read are trapped in a mine shaft, even if they think the sun is shining. - Garrison Keillor

One who believes all of a book would be better off without books. - Mencius

Parents should leave books lying around marked "forbidden" if they want their children to read. - Doris Lessing

Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all. - Henry David Thoreau

Reading useless books is like sowing bad seed – your trouble does not reward you. - Edward Counsel

Second hand books are wild books, homeless books; they have come together in vast flocks of variegated feather, and have a charm which the domesticated volumes of the library lack. - Virginia Woolf

Some books are undeservedly forgotten; none are undeservedly remembered. - W.H. Auden

Sometimes you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read that book. - John Green

That is a good book which is opened with expectation and closed with profit. - Amos Bronson Alcott

The best books are those which lift us to a higher plane where we breathe a purer atmosphere. - Orison Swett Marden

The Bible is the most obscure book in the world. He must be a great fool who thinks he understands the plainest chapter of it. - Coventry Patmore

The book which bores you when you are twenty or thirty will open doors for you when you are forty or fifty – and vice versa. - Doris Dressing

The books that charmed us in youth recall the delight ever afterwards; we are hardly persuaded there are any like them, any deserving our equal affections. - Amos Bronson Alcott

The books that help you the most are the ones that make you think the most. - Theodore Parker

The greatest advantage of books does not always come from what we remember of them, but from their suggestiveness. A good book often serves as a match to light the dormant power within us. - Orison Swett Marden

The inspiration of a single book has made preachers, poets, philosophers, authors, and statesmen. On the other hand, the demoralization of a single book has sometimes made infidels, profligates, and criminals. - Orison Swett Marden

The majority of the books of our time give one the impression of having been manufactured in a day out of books read the day before. - Chamfort

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