A book is a mirror: if an ape looks into it an apostle is hardly likely to look out.
A new acquaintance is like a new book. I prefer it, even if bad, to a classic.
Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.
Anybody amuses me for once. A new acquaintance is like a new book. I prefer it, even if bad, to a classic.
Anywhere you go in the world is what you make of it, not what you read in books.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
Argue not concerning God,re-examine all that you have been told at church or school or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your soul
As far as I knew white women were never lonely, except in books. White men adored them, Black men desired them and Black women worked for them.
Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.
Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.
Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.
Books like friends, should be few and well-chosen.
Books! I dunno if I ever told you this, but books are the greatest gift one person can give another.
Every book is a children's book if the kid can read!
Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
I cannot live without books.
I have been a seeker and I still am, but I stopped asking the books and the stars. I started listening to the teaching of my Soul.
I have only ever read one book in my life, and that is White Fang. It's so frightfully good I've never bothered to read another.
I just got out of the hospital. I was in a speed reading accident. I hit a book mark and flew across the room.
I've always found the second book in a series is the hardest to write.
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
Life is like a library owned by the author. In it are a few books which he wrote himself, but most of them were written for him.
Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.
My alma mater was books, a good library.... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
No one who can read, ever looks at a book, even unopened on a shelf, like one who cannot.
People don't realize how a man's whole life can be changed by one book.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
The experience gathered from books, though often valuable,is but the nature of learning whereas the experience gained from actual life is of the nature of wisdom.
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.
The man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and elevated opinions.
The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.
There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.
There is no friend as loyal as a book.
We do not consider our principles as dogmas contained in books said to come from heaven. We derive our inspiration, not from heaven, or the unseen world, but directly from life.
When I am attacked by gloomy thoughts, nothing helps me so much as running to my books. They quickly absorb me and banish the clouds from my mind.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.