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The library is the temple of learning, and learning has liberated more people than all the wars in history.
~ Carl Rowan

 

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

 

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The true university of these days is a collection of books.
~ Thomas Carlyle

 

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There are seventy million books in American libraries, but the one you want is always out.
~ Thomas L. Masson

 

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There are times when I think that the ideal library is composed solely of reference books. They are like understanding friends-always ready to change the subject when you have had enough of this or that.
~ James Donald Adams

 

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To a historian libraries are food, shelter, and even muse. They are of two kinds: the library of published material, books, pamphlets, periodicals, and the archive of unpublished papers and documents.
~ Barbara Tuchman

 

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We should burn all libraries and allow to remain only that which everyone knows by heart. A beautiful age of the legend would then begin.
~ Hugo Ball

 

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What do we, as a nation, care about books? How much do you think we spend altogether on our libraries, public or private, as compared with what we spend on our horses?
~ John Ruskin

 

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What is more important in a library than anything else -- than everything else -- is the fact that it exists.
~ Archibald Macleish

 

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Your library is your paradise.
~ Desiderius Erasmus

 

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