quotes tagged with 'library'

I have sought rest everywhere, and only found it in corners and books.

Author: Thomas a Kempis, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in books library rest thomasakempis corners 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Lock up your libraries if you like, but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.

Author: Virginia Woolf, Source: A Room of One's OwnSaved by ImaWriterIII in freedom revolution reading books library thoughts thinking virginiawoolf 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

As long as you have any floor space at all, you have room for books! Just make two stacks of books the same height, place them three or four feet apart, lay a board across them, and repeat. Viola! Bookshelves!

Author: Jan Karon, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in reading books library bookshelves floorspace jankaron 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

When evening comes, I return home and go into my study. On the threshold I strip off my muddy, sweaty, workday clothes, and put on the robes of court and palace, and in this graver dress I enter the antique courts of the ancients and am welcomed by them, and there I taste the food that alone is mine, and for which I was born. And there I make bold to speak to them and ask the motives of their actions, and they, in their humanity, reply to me. And for the space of four hours I forget the world, remember no vexation, fear poverty no more, tremble no more at death: I pass indeed into their world.

Author: Niccolo Machiavelli, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in reading books library niccolomachiavelli tired characters 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Libraries will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no libraries.

Author: Anne Herbert, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in money reading books library economics anneherbert 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested: that is, some books are to be read only in parts, others to be read, but not curiously, and some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention.

Author: Francis Bacon, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in reading diligence attention discernment books library francisbacon digested 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Get books into your houses, when you have not the spring near you, then get water into your cisterns; so when you have not that wholesome preaching that you desire, good books are cisterns that hold the water of life in them to refresh you....So when you find a chillness upon your souls, and that your former heat begins to abate, ply yourselves with warm clothes, get those good books that may acquaint you with such truths as may warm and affect your hearts.

Author: Thomas Watson, Source: 1662Saved by ImaWriterIII in books library thomaswatson 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

During the difficult economic conditions of postwar Germany, opportunities for education were not as abundant as they are today. But in spite of limited options, I always felt an eagerness to learn. I remember one day, while I was out on my bike delivering laundry, I entered the home of a classmate of mine. In one of the rooms, two small desks were nestled against the wall. What a wonderful sight that was! How fortunate those children were to have desks of their own! I could imagine them sitting with open books studying their lessons and doing their homework. It seemed to me that having a desk of my own would be the most wonderful thing in the world.


I had to wait a long time before that wish was fulfilled. Years later, I got a job at a research institution that had a large library. I remember spending much of my free time in that library. There I could finally sit at a desk—by myself—and drink in the information and knowledge that books provide. How I loved to read and learn! In those days I understood firsthand the words of an old saying: Education is not so much the filling of a bucket as the lighting of a fire.

Author: President Dieter F. Uchtdorf , Source: http://lds.org/conference/talk/display/0,5232,23-1-1117-19,00....Saved by mlsscaress in education books library excitement options eagerness 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

You know that your children will read. They will read books and they will read magazines and newspapers. Cultivate within them a taste for the best. While they are very young, read to them the great stories which have become immortal because of the virtues they teach. Expose them to good books. Let there be a corner somewhere in your house, be it ever so small, where they will see at least a few books of the kind upon which great minds have been nourished.

Author: Gordon B. Hinckley, Source: Conference Report, Oct. 1975, 57; or Ensign, Nov. 1975, 39Saved by mlsscaress in read virtue literature parenting family home cultivate library futurehome nourish 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Consider what you have in the smallest chosen library. A company of the wisest and wittiest men that could be picked out of all civil countries, in a thousand years, have set in best order the results of their learning and wisdom...The men themselves were hid and inaccessible, solitary, impatient of interruption, fenced by etiquette; but the thought which they did not uncover to their bosom friend is here written out in transparent words to us, the strangers of another age.
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Source: UnknownSaved by cboyack in book wisdom knowledge learning library 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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