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Books are a finer world within the world.

Books are a guide in youth, and an entertainment for age. They support us under solitude, and keep us from becoming a burden to ourselves. They help us to forget the crossness of men and things, compose our cares and our passions, and lay our disappointments asleep. When we are weary of the living, we may repair to the dead, who have nothing of peevishness, pride, or design in their conversation.

Books are a uniquely portable magic.

Books are but waste paper unless we spend in action the wisdom we get from thought.

Books are embalmed minds.

Books are humanity in print.

Books are immortal sons deifying their sires

Books are lighthouses erected in the great sea of time.

Books are masters who instruct us without rods or ferules, without words or anger, without bread or money. If you approach them, they are not asleep; if you seek them, they do not hide; if you blunder, they do not scold; if you are ignorant, they do not laugh at you.

Books are men of higher stature; the only men that speak aloud for future times to hear.

Books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a certain potency of life in them, to be as active as the soul whose progen they are; they preserve, as in a vial, the purest efficacy and extraction of the living intellect that bred them.

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.

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.

Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill.

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 metempsychosis; the symbol and presage of immortality. - The dead are scattered, and none shall find them; but behold they are here.

Books are the true levellers. - They give to all who faithful!; use them, the society, the spiritual presence of the greatest and best of our race.

Books are the true levellers. They give to all who faithfully use them the society, the spiritual presence, of the best and greatest of our race.

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

Books should to one of these fours ends conduce, for wisdom, piety, delight, or use.


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