This weeks quotations celebrate the joy of books and reading in observation of Library Card Sign-up Month. May they inspire you to visit your local library today!
I’ve never known any trouble that an hour’s reading didn’t assuage.
Charles De Secondat
French lawyer & political philosopher (1689 – 1755)
Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counsellors, and the most patient of teachers.
Charles W. Elliot, The Happy Life, 1896
US educator (1834 – 1926)
Don’t join the book burners. Don’t think you’re going to conceal faults by concealing evidence that they ever existed. Don’t be afraid to go in your library and read every book…
Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th president of US 1953-1961 (1890 – 1969)
I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of anything than of a book! When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.
Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice, 1811
English novelist (1775 – 1817)