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  1. Library Quotes

  2. I need only three things in life –books, books and books - Leo Tolstoy

  3. Books are the lighthouses • erected in the • great sea of time.

  4. A room without books is a body without a soul

  5. That is a good book which is opened with expectation and closed in profit.

  6. Books are the treasured wealth of the world, the fit inheritance of generations and nations • - Thoreau

  7. Reading is to the mind, what exercise is to the body

  8. Next to acquiring good friends, the best acquisition is that of good books - Colton

  9. Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed and some few to be chewed and digested. - Bacon

  10. No entertainment is so cheap as reading and none so lasting • - Lady Montague

  11. Books are men of higher stature; The only men that speak aloud For future time to hear. - E S Barret

  12. Books are but waste paper Unless we spend in action the wisdom we get from thought - Bulwer

  13. Books are those faithful mirrors that reflect to our mind the minds of sages and heroes - Gibbon

  14. Books are the legacies that a great genius leaves to mankind, which are delivered down from generation, as presents to the posterity of those who are yet unborn. - Joseph Addison

  15. Books are embalmed minds - Bovee

  16. The books which help you most are those which make you think most. - Theodore Parker

  17. Show me the books he loves And I shall know the man for better than through mortal friends - S Weir Mitchell

  18. To read a book for the first time is to make an acquaintance with a new friend; to read it for a second time is to meet an old one. — Anonymous, Chinese saying

  19. A good library is a place, a palace where the lofty spirits of all nations and generations meet. — Samuel NIGER (1883-1956)

  20. "To read is to empower  To empower is to write  To write is to influence  To Influence is to change  To change is to live."  ~ Jane Evershed ~

  21. "The greatest gift is the passion for reading. It is cheap, it consoles, it distracts, it excites, it gives you knowledge of the world and experience of a wide kind. It is a moral illumination." Elizabeth Hardwick 

  22. A house without books is like a room without windows. No man has a right to bring up children without surrounding them with books.... Children learn to read being in the presence of books. — Horace MANN (1796-1859)

  23. People will not be better than the books they read.- Bishop Potter

  24. One sure window into a person's soul is his reading list.- Mary B. W. Tabor

  25. The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.- Descartes

  26. Books are lighthouses erected in the great sea of time. - Edwin P. Whipple

  27. To add a library to a house is to give that house a soul.- Cicero

  28. Libraries are reservoirs of strength, grace and wit, reminders of order, calm and continuity, lakes of mental energy, neither warm nor cold, light nor dark. The pleasure they give is steady, unorgastic, reliable, deep and long-lasting. Germaine Greer (1939-____)

  29. The only true equalisers in the world are books; the only treasure-house open to all comers is a library; the only wealth which will not decay is knowledge; the only jewel which you can carry beyond the grave is wisdom.- J. A. Langford