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A great library contains the diary of the human race. (Quote by - George Mercer Dawson)

It is a vanity to persuade the world one hath much learning, by getting a great library. (Quote by - Thomas Fuller)

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. (Quote by - Lesley Conger)

A circulating library in a town is as an evergreen tree of diabolical knowledge. (Quote by - Richard Brinsley Sheridan)

What is more important in a library than anything else - than everything else - is the fact that it exists. (Quote by - Archibald MacLeish)

I love the place; the magnificent books; I require books as I require air. (Quote by - Sholem Asch)

All round the room my silent servants wait, My friends in every season, bright and dim. (Quote by - Barry Cornwall)

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. (Quote by - Andrew Carnegie)

My books are very few, but then the world is before me - a library open to all - from which poverty of purse cannot exclude me - in which the meanest and most paltry volume is sure to furnish something to amuse, if not to instruct and improve. (Quote by - Joseph Howe)

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. (Quote by - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.)

I love vast libraries; yet there is a doubt, If one be better with them or without,-- Unless he use them wisely, and, indeed, Knows the high art of what and how to read. (Quote by - J.G. Saxe)

Every library should try to be complete on something, if it were only the history of pinheads. (Quote by - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.)

The quantity of books in a person's library, is often a cloud of witnesses to the ignorance of the owner. (Quote by - Count Axel Gustafsson Oxenstierna)

If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need. (Quote by - Cicero)

We may sit in our library and yet be in all quarters of the earth. (Quote by - John Lubbock)

The richest person in the world - in fact all the riches in the world - couldn't provide you with anything like the endless, incredible loot available at your local library. (Quote by - Malcolm Forbes)

Libraries: The medicine chest of the soul. (Quote by - Library at Thebes)

Libraries are the one American institution you shouldn't rip off. (Quote by - Barbara Kingsolver)

My experience with public libraries is that the first volume of the book I inquire for is out, unless I happen to want the second, when that is out. (Quote by - Oliver Wendell Holmes)

A library is but the soul's burial-ground. It is the land of shadows. (Quote by - Henry Ward Beecher)

Tis well to borrow from the good and the great; 'Tis wise to learn: 'tis God-like to create! (Quote by - J.G. Saxe)

What a place to be in is an old library! It seems as though all the souls of all the writers that have bequeathed their labours to these Bodleians were reposing here as in some dormitory, or middle state. I do not want to handle, to profane the leaves, their winding-sheets. I could as soon dislodge a shade. I seem to inhale learning, walking amid their foliage; and the odor of their old moth-scented coverings is fragrant as the first bloom of those sciential apples which grew amid the happy orchard. (Quote by - Charles Lamb)

Without libraries what have we? We have no past and no future. (Quote by - Ray Bradbury)

The richest minds need not large libraries. (Quote by - Amos Bronson Alcott)

Libraries are as the shrines where all the relics of the ancient saints, full of true virtue, and that without delusion or imposture, are preserved and reposed. (Quote by - Francis Bacon)


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