Inspirational Book Quotes and Sayings

Posted by Brian

A single conversation across the table with a wise man is better than ten years mere study of books.

Any kid who has two parents who are interested in him and a houseful of books isn’t poor.

A good book on your shelf is a friend that turns its back on you and remains a friend.

A man may as well expect to grow stronger by always eating as wiser by always reading.

Books, like proverbs, receive their chief value from the stamp and esteem of the ages through which they have passed.

Books are the windows through which the soul looks out.

Books are the glass of council to dress ourselves by.

Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house.

Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations.

Good books, like good friends, are few and chosen; the more select, the more enjoyable.

I’ve decided life is too fragile to finish a book I dislike just because it cost $16.95 and everyone else loved it. Or eat a fried egg with a broken yolk (which I hate) when the dog would leap over the St. Louis Arch for it.

In books lies the soul of the whole past time.

It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.

Knowledge without wisdom is a load of books on the back of an ass.

Lack of information cannot be used as an excuse for not furthering your knowledge. Every city has a public library full of appropriate books, no matter what your area of interest.

Never judge a book by its movie.

Old books that have ceased to be of service should no more be abandoned than should old friends who have ceased to give pleasure.

People will not be better than the books they read.

Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. It is wholesome and bracing for the mind to have its faculties kept on the stretch.

Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.

The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it.

The smallest bookstore still contains more ideas of worth than have been presented in the entire history of television.

We find little in books but what we put there. But in great books, the mind finds room to put many things.

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