Quotations and Proverbs on Books

  1. A book, like a landscape,is a state of consciousness varying with readers. ~ Ernest Dimnet
  2. A book, tight shut, is but a block of paper. ~ Chinese Proverb
  3. A book is a success when people who haven't read it pretend they have. ~ J.Mc Charthy
  4. A good book is the purest essence of a human soul. ~ Thomas Carlyle
  5. A good book is the best of friends, the same to-day and forever. ~ M.F.Tupper
  6. If a book is worth reading , its worth buying. ~John Ruskin
  7. There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written or badly . ~ Oscar Wilde
  8. It is one of the misfortunes of life that one must read thousands of books only to discover that one need not have read them. ~ Thomas De Quinecy
  9. Some books are to be tasted , others to be swallowed ,and some few to be chewed and digested. ~ Francis Bcaon -
  10. A room with out books is a body with out a soul. ~ Cicero
  11. Books without knowledge of life are useless. ~ Samuel Johnson
  12. I place good books among the absolutely essential possessions. ~ Voltaire
  13. I would be a poor man in a garret with plenty of books than a king who does not love reading books. ~ Macauly
  14. I would be good if one could when buying books also buy the time to read them for people too often confuse acquisition with understanding of content. ~ Arther Schopenhauer
  15. To sit alone in the lamp light with a book spread out before you - such a pleasure. ~ Yoshida Kenko
  16. Any child who has parents who are interested in him and has houseful of books is not poor. ~ Sam Levenson
  17. All books are divisible into two classes , the book of the hour ,the book of all the time. ~ John Rukin
  18. A dose of poison can do its work only once, but a bad book can go on poisoning people's mind for any length of time . ~ John Murray
  19. Its books that teach us to refine our pleasures when young . ~ J.H.Leigh Hunt
  20. The wise man reads both books and life . ~ Lin Yutang
  21. When I am dead, I hope it may be said "His sins were scarlet, but his books were read." ~ Hilaire Belloc