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Engrave this Quote There is no robber worse than a bad book.
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-Italian Proverb
Engrave this Quote A wicked book cannot repent.
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-Proverb
Engrave this Quote The more sins you confess, the more books you will sell.
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-Proverb
Engrave this Quote With Shakespeare and poetry, a new world was born. New dreams, new desires, a self consciousness was born. I desired to know to know myself in terms of the new standards set by these books.
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-Peter Henry Abrahams
Tell Freedom, 1954
Engrave this Quote Authors have established it as a kind of rule, that a man ought to be dull sometimes; as the most severe reader makes allowances for many rests and nodding places in a voluminous writer.
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-Joseph Addison, "The Spectator", July 23, 1711
Engrave this Quote Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors.
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-Joseph Addison
Engrave this Quote In the case of good books, the point is not how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you.
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-Mortimer J. Adler
Engrave this Quote Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life.
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-Mortimer J. Adler
Engrave this Quote That is a good book which is opened with expectation, and closed with delight and profit.
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-Amos Bronson Alcott
Engrave this Quote Beware of the person of one book.
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-Thomas Aquinas
Engrave this Quote I am not a speed reader. I am a speed understander.
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-Isaac Asimov
Engrave this Quote He had read much, if one considers his long life; but his contemplation was much more than his reading. He was wont to say that if he had read as much as other men he should have known no more than other men.
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-John Aubrey
Engrave this Quote A real book is not one that we read, but one that reads us.
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-W. H. Auden
Engrave this Quote Some books are undeservedly forgotten; none are undeservedly remembered.
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-W. H. Auden
Engrave this Quote I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of anything than of a book! When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.
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-Jane Austen
Engrave this Quote Everything in this book may be wrong. The Savior's Manual
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-Richard Bach
Engrave this Quote To feel most beautifully alive means to be reading something beautiful, ready always to apprehend in the flow of language the sudden flash of poetry.
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-Gaston Bachelard
Engrave this Quote Read not to contradict and confute; nor to believe and take for granted; nor to find talk and discourse; but to weigh and consider.
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-Francis Bacon
Engrave this Quote Read not to contradict and confute, not to believe and take for granted, not to find talk and discourse, but to weigh and consider. Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested: that is, some books are to be read only in parts, others to be read, but not curiously, and some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention.
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-Francis Bacon
Essays, Of Studies
Engrave this Quote Footnotes are the finer-suckered surfaces that allow testicular paragraphs to hold fast to the wider reality of the library.
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-Nicholson Baker
Engrave this Quote When the book comes out it may hurt you -- but in order for me to do it, it had to hurt me first. I can only tell you about yourself as much as I can face about myself.
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-James Baldwin
Engrave this Quote He has only half learned the art of reading who has not added to it the more refined art of skipping and skimming.
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-Arthur Balfour
Engrave this Quote Books are men of higher stature; the only men that speak aloud for future times to hear.
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-E.S. Barrett
Engrave this Quote The printing press is either the greatest blessing or the greatest curse of modern times, sometimes one forgets which it is.
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-James Barrie
Engrave this Quote He that loves a book will never want a faithful friend, a wholesome counselor, a cheerful companion, an effectual comforter. By study, by reading, by thinking, one may innocently divert and pleasantly entertain himself, as in all weathers, as in all fortunes.
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