Category Archives: Book quotes

Does your church have a library?

“In pessimistic moments (usually after watching television), I wonder if Western civilization has moved into a new Dark Age in which we sit around all day in recliner chairs listening to rap music, watching game shows and Survivor reruns, and … Continue reading

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Love books! – with wisdom

Around 2000 B.C. an Egyptian priest counseled his son: “Behold, nothing surpasses books. Would that I might make you love books more than your mother. Would that I might make their beauty enter before your face, for it is greater … Continue reading

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The student’s dilemma

“Learn everything. Afterward you will discover that nothing has been superfluous.” Hugh of St. Victor, 12th century

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Old friends

“The familiar faces of my books welcomed me. I threw myself into my reading chair and gazed around me with pleasure. All my old friends present—there in spirit, ready to talk with me any moment when I was in the … Continue reading

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Kempis on rest

“I have sought after rest in everything; and found it nowhere except in a corner with a book.” Thomas à Kempis

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A graduate student’s motto

“Never lend books; people never return them. The only books I have in my library are books I have borrowed from others.” Anatole France.

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Thoreau on reading

“How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book!” Henry David Thoreau

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Boldly explore

Originally posted at ouhos.org, the now-discontinued blog of the OU History of Science Collections. Neither this post nor any of its content should be taken as an official communication of the University of Oklahoma. Camille Flammarion, L’Atmosphere: Météorologie Populaire (Paris, … Continue reading

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The secret of books

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Centers of learning

“Libraries were never warehouses of books. They have been and always will be centers of learning. Their central position in the world of learning makes them ideally suited to mediate between the printed and the digital modes of communication.” – … Continue reading

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