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Quotes of the Day for 17 June 2004 – Books

At this point in the move I'm starting to consider books to be both blessing and curse. I'm thinking of them because there are a couple that I really need but can't find, a couple of interesting titles I don't recall owning that turned up, and my back still hasn't recovered from all the lifting. But after I get the quotes on their way I'll take a couple of aspirins and curl up with one of the thousands of Books that did get on shelves here.

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The quotes:

That is a good book which is opened with expectation and closed with profit.
     - Amos Bronson Alcott, 1799 - 1888

Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill.
     - Barbara Tuchman

Only two classes of books are of universal appeal. The very best and the very worst.
     - Ford Madox Ford, 1873 - 1939

A book should serve as the ax for the frozen sea within us.
     - Franz Kafka, 1883 - 1924

The books that the world calls immoral are the books that show the world its own shame.
     - Oscar Wilde, 1854 - 1900

Beware of the man of one book.
     - Thomas Aquinas, 1225 - 1274

Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.
     - Julius Henry "Groucho" Marx, 1890 - 1977


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