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Books like friends, should be few and well-chosen.
The best way to obtain truth and wisdom is not to ask from books, but to go to God in prayer, and obtain divine teaching.
Joseph Smith, Jr.
When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes.
We used to root for the Indians against the cavalry, because we didn't think it was fair in the history books that when the cavalry won it was a great victory, and when the Indians won it was a massacre.
There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.
The real war will never get in the books.
A house without books is like a room without windows. No man has a right to bring up his children without surrounding them with books, if he has the means to buy them.
Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.
All that I know about my life, it seems, I have learned in books.
Books are but waste paper unless we spend in action the wisdom we get from thought - asleep. When we are weary of the living, we may repair to the dead, who have nothing of peevishness, pride, or design in their conversation.
William Butler Yeats
Upon books the collective education of the race depends; they are the sole instruments of registering, perpetuating and transmitting thought.
Harry S. Truman
We are motivated by a keen desire for praise, and the better a man is the more he is inspired by glory. The very philosophers themselves, even in those books which they write in contempt of glory, inscribe their names.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
If anything I try to write something that would be more difficult to film. I tend to see film as competition and would like instead to do what books do best.
An author who speaks about their own books is almost as bad as a mother who speaks about her own children.
Nine-tenths of the existing books are nonsense and the clever books are the refutation of that nonsense.
We cannot learn men from books.
An apology for the devil: it must be remembered that we have heard one side of the case. God has written all the books.
I hate books; they only teach us to talk about things we know nothing about.
There are people out there who will not read books, but somehow they'll read my books.
I don't believe in personal immortality; the only way I expect to have some version of such a thing is through my books.
Books are the legacies that a great genius leaves to mankind, which are delivered down from generation to generation as presents to the posterity of those who are yet unborn.
Books are divided into two classes, the books of the hour and the books of all time.
Books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind.
James Russell Lowell
To buy books would be a good thing if we also could buy the time to read them.
All books are divisible into two classes, the books of the hour, and the books of all time.
Life being very short, and the quiet hours of it few, we ought to waste none of them in reading valueless books.
What do we, as a nation, care about books? How much do you think we spend altogether on our libraries, public or private, as compared with what we spend on our horses?
Today's public figures can no longer write their own speeches or books, and there is some evidence that they can't read them either.
The oldest books are only just out to those who have not read them.
My main wish is to get my books into other people's rooms, and to keep other people's books out of mine.
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