Children's books are written for
upbringing...but upbringing is a great thing; it
decides the fate of the human being
— Vissarion Grigor'evich
is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge?
Where is the knowledge we have lost in
from The Rock
— T.S. ELIOT
truly great library contains something in it to
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the
When I step into this library, I
why I ever step out of it.
Marie de Sevigne
To add a library to a house
is to give that house a soul.
room without a book is like a body without a
— Marcus Tullius Cicero
library is not a shrine for the worship of
books. It is not a temple where literary incense
must be burned or where one's devotion to the
bound book is expressed in ritual. A library, to
modify the famous metaphor of Socrates, should
be the delivery room for the birth of ideas - a
place where history comes to life
— Norman COUSINS (1915- )
child, my number one best friend was the
librarian in my grade school. I actually
believed all those books belonged to her.
add a library to a house is to give that house a soul.
"In the non-stop
tsunami of global information librarians provide us
with floaties and teach us to swim."
--Linton Weeks, Washington Post, January 13, 2001
The best of my education has come from
the public library... my tuition fee is a bus fare and once in a while,
five cents a day for an overdue book. You don't need to know very much
to start with, if you know the way to the public library.
Books are the treasured wealth of
the world and the fit inheritance of
generations and nations.
Henry David Thoreau
"Once you learn to read, you will be forever free."
The medicine chest of the soul.
- Inscription over the door of the Library at Thebes
(Food for the soul)
--Inscribed over a German library
Information is the currency of democracy.
- Thomas Jefferson
With one day's reading a man may have the key in his hands.
-- Ezra Pound
If over others you would leap, then in a book you must seek.
-- Chinese proverb
Here is where people,
One frequently finds,
Lower their voices
And raise their minds.
-- Richard Armour
Cisco 1Y0-A19 certifications in addition to JN0-101 certification study guide are quite popular among test takers and employers, we are proud of our products 650-378 certification audio exam, Testking 1Y0-A05 exam questions and E22-275 exams dumps.
I cannot live without books.
"There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the free public library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office,
nor wealth receives the slightest consideration."
A book is like a garden carried in the pocket.
Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life.
--Mortimer J. Adler
Books are the quietest and most constant of friends:
they are the most accessible and wisest of counsellors,
and the most patient of teachers.
--Charles W. Eliot
The more that you read,
the more things you will know.
The more that you learn,
the more places you'll go.
Words are the voice of the heart.
Books to the ceiling,
Books to the sky,
My pile of books is a mile high.
How I love them! How I need them!
I'll have a long beard by the time I read them
Wisdom begins with Wonder...
At the moment that we persuade a child, any child, to cross that threshold, that magic threshold into a library, we change their lives forever, for the better.
Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.
To Kill a Mockingbird
I read because one life isn't enough.
What a school thinks about its library is a measure of what it thinks about education.
--Harold Howe, former US Commissioner of Education
If we didn't have libraries, many people thirsty for knowledge would
--Megan Jo Tetrick, age 12
The closest thing you will find to an orderly universe is a good library.
Reading is a means of thinking with another person's mind; it forces you
to stretch your own.
--Charles Scribner, Jr.
So please, oh PLEASE, we beg, we pray,
Go throw your TV set away,
And in its place you can install
A lovely bookshelf on the wall.
--Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
A library is thought in cold storage.
He who has a garden and a library wants for nothing.
A library is a fuelling station for your mind.
Books fall open, you fall in.
I find that a great part of the information I have was acquired by looking
something up and finding something else on the way.
A library is not a luxury but one of the necessities of life.
--Henry Ward Beecher
Libraries enable the past to talk to the future.
Reading is a window to the world!
"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library."
Jorge Luis Borges
Knowledge is Power
"We must be the change we wish to see in the world."
-- Mahatma Gandhi
"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside a dog, it's too
dark to read."
--Groucho Marx (1895-1977)
"It was as though I had been dying of thirst and the librarian had handed
me a five gallon bucket of water. I drank and drank. The only reason I
am here and not in prison is because of that woman. I was a loser, but
she showed me the power of reading."
--Gary Paulsen, from the biography by Edith Hope Fine
When I discovered libraries, it was like having Christmas every day.
I have lived a thousand lives lost within the pages of a book.
"Give me a room whose every nook is dedicated to a book."
--Frank Dempster Sherman
In a library we are surrounded by many hundreds of dear friends.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
"I go into my library, and all history unrolls before me. I
breathe the morning air of the world while the scent of Eden's roses yet lingered in it, while it vibrated only to the world's
first brood of nightingales, and to the laugh of Eve. I see the pyramids
building; I hear the shoutings of the armies of
--from "Books and Gardens" by Alexander Smith
"The love of learning, the sequestered nooks, and all the sweet serenity of books."
--Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"A life without stories would be no life at all."
--from Alexander McCall Smith's, In the Company of Cheerful Ladies.
"Knowledge is of two kinds: that which we know and...,
Knowledge is free at the library. Just bring your own container.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild & precious life?
If you want
your children to be brilliant,
read them fairly tales.
If you want
them to be geniuses,
read them more fairy tales.
'Children, don't speak so coarsely,' said Mr Webster,
who had a vague notion that some supervision should be exercised over
his daughters' speech, and that a line should be drawn, but never knew
quite when to draw it. He had allowed his daughters to use his library
without restraint, and nothing is more fatal to maidenly delicacy of
speech than the run of a good library.
— Tempest Tost
"We cannot have good libraries
until we first have good librarians -- properly educated, professionally
recognized, and fairly rewarded."
Herbert S. White
column, 15 November 1999, pp. 44-45)
I can now do personal research online. Am I
more productive than if I had to go to the library? Of course, I am.
Productive Survive, Forbes ASAP, December 1, 1997
"Information isn't powerful. Information isn't
power. ... Hey, who's got the most information? Librarians do! It's hard
to imagine a group of people with less power than librarians.
Digerati: Encounters with the Cyber Elite 280 (1996)
"You wasted $150,000 on an
education you coulda got for $1.50 in late fees at the public library."
Ben Affleck and Matt Damon
(Good Will Hunting)
If truth is beauty, how come no one has
their hair done in a library?