Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Quotes on Books

Quotes on Books

“Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend; inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.” Groucho Marx

“The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them.” Mark Twain

“The book to read is not the one which thinks for you, but the one which makes you think.  No book in the world equals the Bible for that.” McCosh

“Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.”  Francis Bacon

“A book is a garden, an orchard, a storehouse, a party, a company by the way, a counselor, a multitude of counselors.” Henry Ward Beecher

“But if you love your children, let the simple Bible be everything in the training of their souls; and let all other books go down and take the second place.” J.C. Ryle in The Duties of Parents

“That is a good book which is opened with expectation and closed with delight and profit.” Amos Bronson Alcott

“Master books, but do not let them master you.  Read to live, not live to read.” Bulwer

“When I get a little money, I buy books; if any is left, I buy food and clothes.” Erasmus

What are your favorite quotes about books?  Add them in the comment section!

Virginia Knowles