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Beware you are not swallowed up in books! An ounce of love is worth a pound of knowledge.

    Author: John Wesley

The best of a book is not the thought which it contains, but the thought which it suggests; just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones but in the echoes of our hearts.

    Author: John Greenleaf Whittier

What a world of wit is here packed together! I know not whether the sight doth more dismay or comfort me. It dismays me to think that here is so much I cannot know; it comforts me to think that this variety yields so good helps to know what I should. Blessed be the memory of those who have left their blood, their spirits, their lives, in these precious books, and have willingly wasted themselves into these during monuments, to give light unto others.

    Author: Joseph Hall

A good book, in the language of the book-sellers, is a salable one; in that of the curious, a scarce one; in that of men of sense, a useful and instructive one.

    Author: Oswald Chambers

Books are the blessed chloroform of the mind.

    Author: Oswald Chambers

An index is a necessary implement, without which a large author is but a labyrinth without a clue to direct the readers within.

    Author: Thomas Fuller

A book that is shut is but a block.

    Author: Thomas Fuller

Learning hath gained most by those books by which the printers have lost.

    Author: Thomas Fuller

You will find something more in woods than in books. Trees and stones will teach you that which you can never learn from masters.
- Bernard of Clairvaux

    Author: Assorted Authors

If thou desire to profit, read with humility, simplicity, and faithfulness; nor even desire the repute of learning.

    Author: Thomas a Kempis

Everywhere I have sought rest and found it not except sitting apart in a nook with a little book.

    Author: Thomas a Kempis

Do not be influenced by the importance of the writer, and whether his learning be great or small, but let the love of pure truth draw you to read. Do not inquire, Who said this? but pay attention to what is said.

    Author: Thomas a Kempis

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