Quotes by books

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  • Benjamin Disraeli
    Benjamin Disraeli
    English statesman and writer 1804-1881
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    Books are fatal: they are the curse of the human race. Nine-tenths of existing books are nonsense, and the clever books are the refutation of that nonsense. The greatest misfortune that ever befell man was the invention of printing.
  • Robert Louis Stevenson
    Robert Louis Stevenson
    Scottish writer and poet 1850-1895
    Robert Louis Stevenson
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    Books are good enough in their own way, but they are a mighty bloodless substitute for life.
  • Edwin P. Whipple
    Edwin P. Whipple
    American essay writer 1819-1886
    Edwin P. Whipple
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    Books are lighthouses erected in the great sea of time.
  • Arthur Schopenhauer
    Arthur Schopenhauer
    German philosopher 1788-1860
    Arthur Schopenhauer
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    Books are like a mirror. If an ass looks in, you can't expect an angel to look out.
  • Barry Eisler
    Barry Eisler
    American novelist
    Barry Eisler
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    Books are my art. The movie is someone else's art. But it's great marketing for books.
  • John Milton
    John Milton
    English poet, polemicist and man of letters 1608-1674
    John Milton
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    Books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a certain potency of life in them, to be as active as the soul whose progeny they are; they preserve, as in a vial, the purest efficacy and extraction of the living intellect that bred them.
  • Horace Mann
    Horace Mann
    American educator 1796-1859
    Horace Mann
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    Books are not made for furniture but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house
    Source: The Duty of Owning Books (1859)
  • Henry Ward Beecher
    Henry Ward Beecher
    American Congregationalist clergyman, social reformer, and speaker 1813-1887
    Henry Ward Beecher
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    Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house.
  • Stephen Vincent Benét
    Stephen Vincent Benét
    American poet, short story writer, and novelist 1898-1943
    Stephen Vincent Benét
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    Books are not men and yet they stay alive.
  • Oswald Chambers
    Oswald Chambers
    Scottish preacher, writer 1874-1917
    Oswald Chambers
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    Books are standing counselors and preachers, always at hand, and always disinterested; having this advantage over oral instructors, that they are ready to repeat their lesson as often as we please.
  • James Russell Lowell
    James Russell Lowell
    American Romantic poet, critic, editor, and diplomat 1819-1891
    James Russell Lowell
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    Books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    Books are the best of things if well used; if abused, among the worst. They are good for nothing but to inspire. I had better never see a book than be warped by its attraction clean out of my own orbit, and made a satellite instead of a system.
  • Barbara W. Tuchman
    Barbara W. Tuchman
    American historian 1912-1989
    Barbara W. Tuchman
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    Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill.
    Source: The book: a lecture sponsored by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress and the Authors League of America, presented at the Library of Con
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
    Joseph Addison
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    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.
  • Charles Eliot
    Charles Eliot
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    Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counsellors, and the most patient of teachers.
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