GIGA THE MOST EXTENSIVE
COLLECTION OF
QUOTATIONS
ON THE INTERNET
Google
Search GIGA
Loading
Home
Page
GIGA
Quotes
Biographical
Name Index
Biographical
Name List
Chronological
Name Index
Topic
List
Reading
List
Site
Notes
Crossword
Solver
Anagram
Solver
SubAnagram
Solver
TOPICS:          A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z
PEOPLE:    #   A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z


BOOKS
  Displaying page 1 of 15    Next Page >> 
[ Also see Allegories Authors Authorship Ballads Biography Books (First Lines) Books (Last Lines) Books (Quotes) Booksellers Criticism Dictionaries Editors Education Fables Fiction History Indexes Ink Journalism Journalists Learning Letters Libraries Literature Novels Pen Plagiarism Poetry Printing Publishers Publishing Quotations Reading Rhetoric Romance Students Study Style Tragedy Words Writers Writing ]

Medicine for the soul.
      - Unattributed Author, Diodorus Siculus
         (I, 49, 3),
        inscription over the door of the Library at Thebes

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.
      - Joseph Addison,
        in the "Spectator", no. 166

No man writes a book without meaning something, though he may not have the faculty of writing consequentially and expressing his meaning.
      - Joseph Addison

A good book is fruitful of other books; it perpetuates its fame from age to age, and makes eras in the lives of its readers.
      - Amos Bronson Alcott

My favorite books have a personality and complexion as distinctly drawn as if the author's portrait were framed into the paragraphs and smiled upon me as I read his illustrated pages.
      - Amos Bronson Alcott

One must be rich in thought and character to owe nothing to books, though preparation is necessary to profitable reading; and the less reading is better than more;--book-struck men are of all readers least wise, however knowing or learned.
      - Amos Bronson Alcott

Our favorites are few; since only what rises from the heart reaches it, being caught and carried on the tongues of men wheresoever love and letters journey.
      - Amos Bronson Alcott

That is a good book which is opened with expectation and closed with profit.
      - Amos Bronson Alcott, Table Talk
         (bk. I, Learning-Books)

She is too fond of books, and it has turned her brain.
      - Louisa May Alcott

Old wood to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, old books to read.
      - Alfonso V, Alfonso of Aragon, the Magnanimous

A man of one book.
  [Lat., Homo unius libri.]
      - Saint Thomas Aquinas

Books are true friends that will never flatter nor dissemble: be you but true to yourself, and you shall need no other comfort.
      - Francis Bacon

Books will speak plain when counselors blanch.
      - Francis Bacon

Good books are true friends.
      - Francis Bacon

The images of men's wits and .knowledge remain in books, exempted from the worry of time and capable of perpetual renovation.
      - Francis Bacon

But the images of men's wits and knowledges remain in books, exempted from the wrong of time, and capable of perpetual renovation.
      - Francis Bacon, Advancement of Learning
         (bk. I, Advantages of Learning)

Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.
      - Francis Bacon, Essay--Of Studies

Books must follow sciences, and not sciences books.
      - Francis Bacon,
        Proposition touching Amendment of Laws

Worthy books
  Are not companions--they are solitudes:
    We lose ourselves in them and all our cares.
      - Philip James Bailey, Festus
         (sc. A Village Feast, Evening)

The printing press is either the greatest blessing or the greatest curse of modern times, one sometimes forgets which.
      - Sir James Matthew Barrie

He who loveth a book will never want a faithful friend, a wholesome counsellor, a cheerful companion, or an effectual comforter.
      - Isaac Barrow

Without books God is silent, justice dormant, natural science at a stand, philosophy lame, letters dumb, and all things involved in Cimmerian dark-ness.
      - Thomas Bartholin

That place that does contain
  My books, the best companions, is to me
    A glorious court, where hourly I converse
      With the old sages and philosophers;
        And sometimes, for variety, I confer
          With kings and emperors, and weigh their counsels;
            Calling their victories, if unjustly got,
              Unto a strict account, and, in my fancy,
                Deface their ill-placed statues.
      - Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher,
        The Elder Brother (act I, sc. 2, l. 177)

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

Books are the true metempsychosis,--they are the symbol and presage of immortality. The dead men are scattered, and none shall find them. Behold they are here! they do but sleep.
      - Henry Ward Beecher


Displaying page 1 of 15 for this topic:   Next >>  [1] 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

 WWW.GIGA-USA.COM     Back to Top of Page 
The GIGA name and the GIGA logo are trademarks registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
GIGA-USA and GIGA-USA.COM are servicemarks of the domain owner.
Copyright © 1999-2016 John C. Shepard. All Rights Reserved.
Last Revised: 2016 June 16
Click > HERE < to report errors