Quotes by books

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  • Horace Mann
    Horace Mann
    American educator 1796-1859
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    Books are the windows through which the soul looks out. A house without books is like a room without windows.
    Source: The Duty of Owning Books (1859)
  • Edward Gibbon
    Edward Gibbon
    British historian 1737-1794
    Edward Gibbon
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    Books are those faithful mirrors that reflect to our mind the minds of sages and heroes.
  • Bruce Jackson
    Bruce Jackson
    American folklorist, documentary filmmaker and writer 1936-
    Bruce Jackson
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    Books can now be on the stands within days from delivery of a formatted manuscript, and often are.
  • Salman Rushdie
    Salman Rushdie
    Engels writer 1948-
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    Books choose their authors; the act of creation is not entirely a rational and conscious one.
  • Anthony Powell
    Anthony Powell
    English novelist 1905-2000
    Anthony Powell
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    Books do furnish a room.
  • David Mitchell
    David Mitchell
    English novelist and screenwriter 1969-
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    Books don't offer real escape, but they can stop a mind scratching itself raw.
    Source: Wolkenatlas (2008) 357
  • Lois Horowitz
    Lois Horowitz
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    Books in a large university library system: 2, 000,000. Books in an average large city library: 1 0,000. Average number of books in a chain bookstore: 30, 000. Books in an average neighborhood branch library: 20, 000.
  • Anthony Burgess
    Anthony Burgess
    British writer, criticus 1917-1993
    Anthony Burgess
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    Books in a large university library system: 2,000,000. Books in an average large city library: 10,000. Average number of books in a chain bookstore: 30,000. Books in an average neighborhood branch library: 20,000.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
    Samuel Johnson
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    Books like friends, should be few and well-chosen.
  • Francis Bacon
    Francis Bacon
    English philosopher and statesman 1561-1626
    Francis Bacon
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    Books must follow sciences, and not sciences books.
  • Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln
    American statesman 1809-1865
    Abraham Lincoln
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    Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new at all.
  • Sir John Denham
    Sir John Denham
    Anglo-Irish poet and courtier 1615-1669
    Sir John Denham
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    Books should to one of these fours ends conduce, for wisdom, piety, delight, or use.
  • Elizabeth Barrett Browning
    Elizabeth Barrett Browning
    English poet 1806-1861
    Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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    Books succeed, and lives fail.
  • Carl Sagan
    Carl Sagan
    American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist and author 1934-1996
    Carl Sagan
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    Books tap the wisdom of our species - the greatest minds, the best teachers - from all over the world and from all our history. And they're patient.
  • Thomas B. Aldrich
    Thomas B. Aldrich
    American writer, editor 1836-1907
    Thomas B. Aldrich
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    Books that have become classics - books that have had their day and now get more praise than perusal - always remind me of retired colonels and majors and captains who, having reached the age limit, find themselves retired on half pay.
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