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Favorite Quotes About Libraries

  • “Books are lighthouses erected in the great sea of time.”  –E.P. Whipple
  • “Libraries: The medicine chest of the soul.”  –Library at Thebes, inscription over the door
  • “To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life.” –W. Somerset Maugham
  • “If there’s a book you really want to read but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” –Toni Morrison
  • “There is a great deal of difference between an eager man who wants to read a book and a tired man who wants a book to read.” –G.K. Chesterton
  • “The Internet is the world’s largest library. It’s just that all the books are on the floor.” –John Allen Paulos
  • “Libraries…house our dreams.” –Nikki Giovanni
  • “Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” –Mark Twain
  • “It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.” — Winston Churchill
  • “Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything that’s even remotely true!” –Homer Simpson
  • “Books must be read as deliberately and reservedly as they are written.” –Henry David Thoreau
  • “Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.” –Rudyard Kipling
  • “If we knew what we were doing, it wouldn’t be called research!” –Albert Einstein
  • “My alma mater was books, a good library. I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.” –Malcolm X
  • “The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” –Dr. Seuss
  • “I am a part of everything that I have read.” –John Kieran
  • “An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.” –Benjamin Franklin
  • “Literature is my utopia.” –Helen Keller
  • “To read is to empower. To empower is to write. To write is to influence. To influence is to change. To change is to live.” –Jane Evershed
  • “Libraries will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no libraries.” –Anne Herbert
  • “Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.” –Groucho Marx
  • “Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.” –Frederick Douglass
  • “Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood.” –Marie Curie
  • “Learning is weightless, a treasure you can always carry easily.” –Chinese proverb
  • “Censorship reflects a society’s lack of confidence in itself.” –Potter Stewart
  • “There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the free public library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration.” –Andrew Carnegie
  • “Prefer knowledge to wealth, for the one is transitory, the other perpetual.” –Socrates
  • “Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation.” –Walter Cronkite
  • “Knowledge is power.” –Francis Bacon
  • “A room without books is like a body without a soul.” –Cicero
  • “We read to know we are not alone.” –C. S. Lewis
  • “There is a wonder in reading braille that the sighted will never know. To touch the words and have
  • them touch you back.”–Jim Fiebig
  • “A library is a hospital for the mind.” –Anonymous
  • “Don’t join the book burners.  Do not think that you’re going to conceal thoughts by concealing evidence that they ever existed. Don’t be afraid to go in your library and read every book.” –Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • “There is no friend as loyal as a book.” –Ernest Hemingway
  • “Information is the currency of democracy.” –Thomas Jefferson
  • “Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” –Carl Sagan
  • “Read in order to live.” –Gustave Flaubert
  • “A library is not a luxury but one of the necessities of life.” –Henry Ward Beecher
  • “A library is thought in cold storage.” –Herbert Samuel
  • “Librarians are almost always very helpful and often almost absurdly knowledgeable.” –Charles Medawar
  • “A truly great library contains something in it to offend everyone.” –Jo Godwin
  • “To add a library to a house is to give that house a soul.” –Cicero
  • “Perhaps no place in any community is so totally democratic as the town library.The only entrance requirement is interest.” –Lady Bird Johnson
  • “The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them.” — Mark Twain
  • “Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.” — Samuel Johnson
  • “I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library.” –Jorge Luis Borges
  • “There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world, and that is an idea whose time has come. My idea? Love all.” –Victor Hugo.
  • “Librarian is a service occupation. Gas station attendant of the mind.” –Richard Powers
  • “A great library contains the diary of the human race.” –George Mercer Dawson
  • “If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.” –Cicero
  • “We may sit in our library and yet be in all quarters of the earth.” –John Lubbock
  • “Come, and take choice of all my library, and so beguile thy sorrow.” –William Shakespeare, Titus Andronicus
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