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Books must follow sciences, and not sciences books. - Sir Francis Bacon


A single conversation across the table with a wise man is better than ten years' study of books. (Hyperion) - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


After all manner of professors have done their best for us, the place we are to get knowledge is in books. The true university of these days is a collection of books. - Albert Camus


What progress we are making. In the Middle Ages they would have burned me. Now they are content with burning my books. - Sigmund Freud


There are times when I think that the ideal library is composed solely of reference books. They are like understanding friends, always ready to change the subject when you have had enough of this or that. - Donald J. 'Don' Adams


Meditation here may think down hours to moments. Here the heart may give a useful lesson to the head and learning wiser grow without his books. - William Cowper


The love of learning, the sequestered nooks, And all the sweet serenity of books. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


We can put television in its proper light by supposing that Gutenberg's great invention had been directed at printing only comic books. - Robert Maynard Hutchins


The first thing naturally when one enters a scholar's study or library, is to look at his books. One gets a notion very speedily of his tastes and the range of his pursuits by a glance round his book-shelves. - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.