Famous Words About Books

What do books mean to you? People often have a lot to say about books. They talk about what they like and don't like as well as how books have influenced their lives. Do you agree with any of the following quotations?

If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth the writing.”—Benjamin Franklin, American statesman

A good book is the best of friends, the same today and forever.”—Martin Tupper, British author

Some books leave us free and some books make us free.”—Ralph Waldo Emerson, American author

Wherever they burn books they will also, in the end, burn human beings.”—Heinrich Heine, German poet

Books, the children of the brain.”—Jonathan Swift, British author

I have always come to life after coming to books.”—Jorge Luis Borges, Argentine writer

A garden carried in a pocket.”—Chinese proverb

People die, but books never die.”—Publishers' Weekly, May 9, 1942

The oldest books are only just out to those who have not read them.”—Samuel Butler, English author

The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.”—Mark Twain, American author


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