~ Thoughts About Books ~

Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend.
Inside of a dog it is hard to read. — Groucho Marx
To acquire the habit of reading
is to construct for yourself a refuge
from almost all of the miseries of life. — W. Somerset Maugham
Books are the quietest and most constant of friends:
they are the most accessible and wisest of counsellors,
and the most patient of teachers. — Charles W. Eliot
There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island. — Walt Disney
When I... discovered libraries, it was like having Christmas every day. — Jean Fritz
I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library. — Jorge Luis Borges
A library should be like a pair of open arms. — Roger Rosenblatt
[The library] is like a place of sacredness. If we were fools at onetime, perhaps we will not be fools tomorrow, if we study. — Chief Tom Porter
The libraries have become my candy store. — Juliana Kimball
I've traveled the world twice over,
Met the famous; saints and sinners,
Poets and artists, kings and queens,
Old stars and hopeful beginners,
I've been where no-one's been before,
Learned secrets from writers and cooks
All with one library ticket
To the wonderful world of books. — Unknown
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them. — Mark Twain
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
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)
He who lends a book is an idiot. He who returns the book is more of an idiot. — Anonymous, Arabic Proverb
Never lend books, for no one ever returns them; the only books I have in my library are books that other folks have lent me. — Anatole FRANCE
My father gave me free run of his library. When I think of my boyhood, I think in terms of the books I read. — Jorge Luis BORGES
The true University of these days is a Collection of Books. — Thomas Carlyle
A library is not a luxury but one of the necessities of life. — Henry Ward BEECHER
Ranganathan's Five Laws:
Books are for use.
Books are for all; or Every reader his book.
Every book its reader.
Save the time of the reader.
A library is a growing organism. — Shiyali Ramamrita RANGANATHAN
There's nothing to match curling up with a good book when there's a repair job to be done around the house. — Joe Ryan
–Libraries are as the shrines where all the relics of the ancient saints, full of true virtue, and that without delusion or imposture, are preserved and reposed. — Francis BACON
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