The Bible remained for me a book of books, still divine — but divine in the sense that all great books are divine which teach men how to live righteously.
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- Except a living man there is nothing more wonderful than a book! a message to us from the dead — from human souls we never saw, who lived, perhaps, thousands of miles away. And yet these, in those little sheets of paper, speak to us, arouse us, terrify us, teach us, comfort us, open their hearts to us as brothers.
- A good book, in the language of the book-sellers, is a salable one; in that of the curious, a scarce one; in that of men of sense, a useful and instructive one.
- A great book should leave you with many experiences and slightly exhausted at the end. You should live several lives while reading it.
- The book to read is not the one which thinks for you, but the one which makes you think. No book in the world equals the Bible for that.
- It is chiefly through books that we enjoy intercourse with superior minds, and these invaluable means of communication are in the reach of all. In the best books, great men talk to us, give us their most precious thoughts, and pour their souls into ours.
- The world of books is the most remarkable creation of man nothing else that he builds ever lasts monuments fall; nations perish; civilization grow old and die out; new races build others. But in the world of books are volumes that have seen this happen again and again and yet live on. Still young, still as fresh as the day they were written, still telling men’s hearts, of the hearts of men centuries dead.