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The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who'll get me a book I ain't read.

Author: Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

Profession: Sixteenth President of the USA

Reading furnishes the mind only with material for knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.

Author: John Locke (1632-1704)

Profession: British Philosopher

Many readers judge of the power of a book by the shock it gives their feelings --as some savage tribes determine the power of muskets by their recoil; that being considered best which fairly prostrates the purchaser.

Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1819-1892)

Profession: American Poet

I feel a kind of reverence for the first books of young authors. There is so much aspiration in them, so much audacious hope and trembling fear, so much of the heart's history, that all errors and shortcomings are for a while lost sight of in the amiable self assertion of youth.

Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1819-1892)

Profession: American Poet

All books are either dreams or swords.

Author: Amy Lowell (1874-1925)

Profession: American Poet, Critic

For books are more than books, they are the life, the very heart and core of ages past, the reason why men lived and worked and died, the essence and quintessence of their lives.

Author: Amy Lowell (1874-1925)

Profession: American Poet, Critic

Books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind.

Author: James Russell Lowell (1819-1891)

Profession: American Poet, Critic, Editor

What a sense of security in an old book which time has criticized for us.

Author: James Russell Lowell (1819-1891)

Profession: American Poet, Critic, Editor

The multitude of books is a great evil. There is no limit to this fever for writing.

Author: Martin Luther (1483-1546)

Profession: German Leader of the Protestant Reformation

In science, read by preference the newest works. In literature, read the oldest. The classics are always modern.

Author: Lord Edward Lytton (1803-1873)

Profession: British Writer, Statesman

A novel must be exceptionally good to live as long as the average cat.

Author: Hugh Maclennan (1907-1990)

Profession: Canadian Novelist, Essayist

Everything in the world exists to end up in a book.

Author: Stephane Mallarme (1842-1898)

Profession: French Symbolist Poet

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. It is a wrong to his family. Children learn to read by being in the presence of books. The love of knowledge comes with reading and grows upon it. And the love of knowledge, in a young mind, is almost always a warrant against the inferior excitement of passions and vices.

Author: Horace Mann (1796-1859)

Profession: American Educator

The pleasure of reading is doubled when one lives with another who shares the same books.

Author: Katherine Mansfield (1888-1923)

Profession: New Zealand-born British Author

Once we have learned to read, meaning of words can somehow register without consciousness.

Author: Anthony Marcel

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