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Quotes of the Day for 24 April 2003 – Libraries

It was on this day in 1800 that the Library of Congress was created with an act of congress and an appropriation of $5,000. I've always liked libraries, my mom worked at the high school library and I spent a lot of hours there. (It was enjoyable, it provided something of a refuge from the nightmare that was high school, and if I hung out until she got off work I didn't have to walk home.) Places filled with books are good, places where the books are organized are wonderful.

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The quotes:

The library is the temple of learning, and learning has liberated more people than all the wars in history.
     - Carl Rowen

I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.
     - Jorge Luis Borges, 1899 - 1986

If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.
     - Marcus Tullius Cicero, 106 - 43 BC

Library Science is the key to all science, just as mathematics is its language - and civilization will rise or fall, depending on how well librarians do their jobs.
     - Robert Anson Heinlein, 1907 - 1988

A collection of good books, with a soul to it in the shape of a librarian, becomes a vitalized power among the impulses by which the world goes on to improvement.
     - Justin Winsor, 1878

If truth is beauty, how come no one has their hair done in a library?
     - Lily Tomlin


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