A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it,
or explore an explosive idea without fear it will go off in your face.
It is one of the few havens remaining
where a man’s mind can get both provocation and privacy.
Edward P. Morgan
It is what you read when you don’t have to
that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.
The love of learning, the sequestered nooks,
And all the sweet serenity of books.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The failure to read good books both enfeebles the vision
and strengthens our most fatal tendency –
the belief that the here and now is all there is.
Books are the compasses and telescopes
and sextants and charts
which other men have prepared to help us
navigate the dangerous seas of human life.
Jesse Lee Bennett
Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend.
Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.