"No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting."

-- Mary Wortley Montagu

"Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill. They are engines of change, windows on the world, lighthouses erected in the sea of time."

--Barbara W. Tuchman

"A book is a garden, an orchard, a storehouse, a party, a company by the way, a counsellor, a multitude of counsellors" --Henry Ward Beecher

"Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body." -- Joseph Addison

“Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life." -- Mortimer J. Adler

"The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them." --Mark Twain

"Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for granted, nor to find talk or discourse, but to weigh and consider." --Francis Bacon

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

The best effect of any book is that it excites the reader to self activity. Thomas Carlyle

Book:I s a garden carried in a pocket.  Arabian Proverb

The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who'll get me a book I ain't read. Abraham Lincoln

The most technologically efficient machine that man has ever invented is the book.
Northrup Frye