"Old books, you know well, are books of the world's youth, and new books are the fruits of its age."
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"My books kept me from the ring, the dog-pit, the tavern, and the saloon."
"A book might be written on the injustice of the just."
"The mortality of all inanimate things is terrible to me, but that of books most of all."
"To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark."
"It is from books that wise people derive consolation in the troubles of life."
"Books are the money of Literature, but only the counters of Science."
"The newest books are those that never grow old."
"The flood of print has turned reading into a process of gulping rather than savoring"
"Everything in this book may be wrong. [The Savior's Manual]"
"Some books are to be tasted; others to be swallowed; and some few to be chewed and digested."
"Books are men of higher stature; the only men that speak aloud for future times to hear."
"The world may be full of fourth-rate writers but it's also full of fourth-rate readers."
"Hypocrite reader -- my fellow -- my brother!"
"Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house."
"Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?"
"When I am dead, I hope it may be said: His sins were scarlet, but his books were read."
"Books are not men and yet they stay alive."
"I read the newspaper avidly. It is my one form of continuous fiction."
"Reading is not a duty, and has consequently no business to be made disagreeable."
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