"We are of opinion that instead of letting books grow moldy behind an iron grating, far from the vulgar gaze, it is better to let them wear out by being read." - Jules Verne
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Favorite quotes

---"We are of opinion that instead of letting books grow moldy behind an iron grating, far from the vulgar gaze, it is better to let them wear out by being read." - Jules Verne

--"No harm's done to history by making it something someone would want to read." - David McCullough


---“Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.” ― Groucho Marx


---The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.” ― Mark Twain


---"The saddest thing of all is a person that knows nothing and doesn't know that he knows nothing." - Dan Gurney

---“One must be careful of books, and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.” —Cassandra Clare, The Infernal Devices


---"It is books that are a key to the wide world; if you can't do anything else, read all that you can." - Jane Hamilton



---‎"Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it." – P.J. O’Rourke

---"For good or ill, your conversation is your advertisement. Every time you open your mouth you let people look into your mind." - Bruce Barton


---"We all break rules. What I want to know is, did you do right?" -D.W. St. John, A Terrible Beauty



---"Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow." - Ronald E. Osborn


---“I believe government exists to secure our liberties, which it does by defending us from violence, persuading other governments to foster free trade, and to provide a court system for redress of grievances between citizens.” -Iain Murray
---Books are a uniquely portable magic.”  Stephen King, On Writing
---"Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten." -Neil Gaiman

---The nice part about being a pessimist is that you are constantly being either proven right or pleasantly surprised. - George F. Will

---Man is fond of counting his troubles, but he does not count his joys. If he counted them up as he ought to, he would see that every lot has enough happiness provided for it. — Fyodor Dostoevsky
--- "There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them." - Ray Bradbury
---“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.” - George R.R. Martin
---"Behind every law is the implicit threat of force, and behind every vote is the implicit threat of rebellion. That's the bargain that holds a free society together." -Daniel Suarez, Kill Decision
--- "There is no cause so right than one cannot find a fool following it." -Larry Niven
---Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan Press On! has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.” ― Calvin Coolidge
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