"An ordinary man can... surround himself with two thousand books... and thenceforward have at least one place in the world in which it is possible to be happy." Augustine Birrell
"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever." Mahatma Gandhi
"Books are a refuge, a sort of cloistral refuge, from the vulgarities of the actual world." Walter Pater
"Books are immortal sons deifying their sires." Plato
"I would never read a book if it were possible for me to talk half an hour with the man who wrote it." Woodrow Wilson
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