Subjects — B

Books & Reading Quotations

Show me the books he loves and I shall know the man far better than through mortal friends.

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.

Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors.

Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life.

That is a good book which is opened with expectation, and closed with delight and profit.

Books that have become classics — books that have had their day and now get more praise than perusal — always remind me of retired colonels and majors and captains who, having reached the age limit, find themselves retired on half pay.

Beware of the person of one book.

All the known world, excepting only savage nations, is governed by books.

It is much better to be silent than to merely increase the number of bad books.

The multitude of books is making us ignorant.