"’Tis the good reader that makes the good book; in every book he finds passages which seem confidences or asides hidden from all else and unmistakenly meant for his ear; the profit of books is according to the sensibility of the reader; the profoundest thought or passion sleeps as in a mine, until it is discovered by an equal mind and heart." Ralph Waldo Emerson, Society and Solitude, 1870
"The greatest degree of inner tranquillity comes from the development of love and compassion. The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being." Tenzin Gyatso (The Dailai Lama)
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved." Helen Keller
"Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties." John Milton
"Book lovers never go to bed alone." N.N.
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[If anyone can tell me the originator of this quote, I'd be very thankful and would happily include the name.]