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JOHN ALFRED LANGFORD
English antiquary and journalist
(1823 - 1903)

As friends and companions, as teachers and consolers, as recreators and amusers, books are always with us, and always ready to respond to our wants. We can take them with us in our wanderings, or gather them around us at our firesides. In the lonely wilderness, and the crowded city, their spirit will be with us, giving a meaning to the seemingly confused movements of humanity, and peopling the desert with their own bright creations.
      - [Books]

No matter what his rank or position may be, the lover of books is the richest and the happiest of the children of men.
      - [Books]

No possession can surpass, or even equal, a good library to the lover of books. Here are treasured up for his daily use and delectation, riches which increase by being consumed, and pleasures which never cloy.
      - [Libraries]

Strong as man and tender as woman, they welcome you in every mood, and never turn from you in distress.
      - [Books]

The only jewel which will not decay is knowledge.
      - [Knowledge]

A wise man will select his books, for he would not wish to class them all under the sacred name of friends. Some can be accepted only as acquaintances. The best books of all kinds are taken to heart, and cherished as his most precious possessions. Others to be chatted with for a time, to spend a few pleasant hours with, and laid aside, but not forgotten.
      - The Praise of Books--Preliminary Essay
        [Books]

The love of books is a love which requires neither justification, apology, nor defence.
      - The Praise of Books--Preliminary Essay
        [Books]


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