"Books should to one of these four ends conduce, For wisdom, piety, delight, or use"
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"The reading of all good books is like a conversation with all the finest men of past centuries."
"There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts."
"There is an art of reading, as well as an art of thinking, and an art of writing."
"Never judge a book by its movie."
"If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads."
"Never read any book that is not a year old."
"Our high respect for a well read person is praise enough for literature."
"Some books leave us free and some books make us free."
"There is creative reading as well as creative writing."
"When I get a little money, I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes."
"The tools I need for my work are paper, tobacco, food, and a little whiskey."
"We are as liable to be corrupted by books, as by companions."
"Read in order to live."
"One always tends to overpraise a long book, because one has got through it."
"The books that everybody admires are those that nobody reads."
"Reading makes a full man, meditation a profound man, discourse a clear man."
"Read much, but not many books."
"No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader."
"A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body."
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