"People are much more willing to lend you books than bookcases."
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"My books are water; those of the great geniuses are wine -- everybody drinks water."
"The man who does not read books has no advantage over the man that can not read them."
"Those who do not read are no better off than those who cannot read."
"Reading the Scriptures is an uplifting experience."
"Ideally a book would have no order to it, and the reader would have to discover his own."
"All the known world, excepting only savage nations, is governed by books."
"It is far better to be silent than merely to increase the quantity of bad books."
"Read as you taste fruit or savor wine, or enjoy friendship, love or life."
"I cannot live without books."
"What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure."
"Books that you carry to the fire, and hold readily in your hand, are most useful after all."
"Books like friends, should be few and well-chosen."
"There was a time when the world acted on books; now books act on the world."
"The worst thing about new books is that they keep us from reading the old ones."
"One man is as good as another until he has written a book."
"I am a part of everything that I have read."
"He has left off reading altogether, to the great improvement of his originality."
"What is reading, but silent conversation."
"Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing."
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