Books And Reading Quotes


752 Books And Reading quotes:



"It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read a book of quotations."
"Just the omission of Jane Austen's books alone would make a fairly good library out of a library that hadn't a book in it."
"People are much more willing to lend you books than bookcases."
"And this our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything."
"Let blockheads read what blockheads wrote."
"The books we read should be chosen with great care, that they may be, as an Egyptian king wrote over his library, "The medicines of the soul."
"A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books."
"The books that the world calls immoral are the books that show the world its own shame."
"He hath not fed of the dainties that are bred in a book; he hath not eat paper, as it were; he hath not drunk ink."
"In nature's infinite book of secrecyA little I can read."
"The human mind is not capable of grasping the Universe. We are like a little child entering a huge library. The walls are covered to the ceilings with books in many different tongues. The child knows that someone must have written these books. It doe"
"Reading makes a full man, meditation a profound man, discourse a clear man."
"Perhaps there are none more lazy, or more truly ignorant, than your everlasting readers."
"When I am king, they shall not have bread and shelter only, but also teachings out of books, for a full belly is little worth where the mind is starved"
"Formerly we used to canonize our heroes. The modern method is to vulgarize them. Cheap editions of great books may be delightful, but cheap editions of great men are absolutely detestable."
"Bad seed is a robbery of the worst kind: for your pocket-book not only suffers by it, but your preparations are lost and a season passes away unimproved."
"You should study the Peerage, Gerald. It is the one book a young man about town should know thoroughly, and it is the best thing in fiction the English have ever done."
Author: Wilde Quotes Category: Books And Reading Quotes Aristocracy Quotes
"It is with books as with men: a very small number play a great part, the rest are lost in the multitude"
"There are books which take rank in your life with parents and lovers and passionate experiences, so medicinal, so stringent, so revolutionary, so authoritative."
"The colleges, while they provide us with libraries, furnish no professors of books; and I think no chair is so much needed."


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