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"Most people are other people, their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation" ~Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

 

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A man ought to read just as his inclination leads him; for what he reads as a task will do him little good.
~ Samuel Johnson - [Books and Reading]

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A trait no other nation seems to possess in quite the same degree that we do -- namely, a feeling of almost childish injury and resentment unless the world as a whole recognizes how innocent we are of anything but the most generous and harmless intentions.
~ Eleanor Roosevelt - [America]

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America is a young country with an old mentality.
~ George Santayana - [America]

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Books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a certain potency of life in them, to be as active as the soul whose progeny they are; they preserve, as in a vial, the purest efficacy and extraction of the living intellect that bred them.
~ John Milton - [Books and Reading]

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Books constitute capital. A library book lasts as long as a house, for hundreds of years. It is not, then, an article of mere consumption but fairly of capital, and often in the case of professional men, setting out in life, it is their only capital.
~ Thomas Jefferson - [Books and Reading]

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Books that you carry to the fire, and hold readily in your hand, are most useful after all.
~ Samuel Johnson - [Books and Reading]

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Books to judicious compilers, are useful; to particular arts and professions, they are absolutely necessary; to men of real science, they are tools: but more are tools to them.
~ Johnson - [Books and Reading]

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Deep versed in books and shallow in himself.
~ John Milton - [Books and Reading]

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I cannot live without books.
~ Thomas Jefferson - [Books and Reading]

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I sometimes think that the saving grace of America lies in the fact that the overwhelming majority of Americans are possessed of two great qualities- a sense of humor and a sense of proportion.
~ Franklin D. Roosevelt - [America]

 

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