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“It is far better to be silent than merely to increase the quantity of bad books”
“I know many books which have bored their readers, but I know of none which has done real evil”
“It is very, very easy not to be offended by a book. You just have to shut it.”
“Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations.”
Henry David Thoreau
“A single conversation across the table with a wise man is better than ten years mere study of books.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
“Until it is kindled by a spirit as flamingly alive as the one which gave it birth a book is dead to us. Words divested of their magic are but dead hieroglyphs.”
H. Jackson Brown Jr.
“I keep to old books, for they teach me something; from the new I learn very little.”
“It is with books as with men: a very small number play a great part, the rest are lost in the multitude”
“A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted. You should live several lives while reading it.”
“I am like a book, with pages that have stuck together for want of use: my mind needs unpacking and the truths stored within must be turned over from time to time, to be ready when occasion demands”
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