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Philosophy is written in this grand book, which stands continually open before our eyes (I say the Universe), but can not be understood without first learning to comprehend the language and know the characters as it is written. It is written in mathematical language, and its characters are triangles, circles and other geometric figures, without which it is impossible to humanly understand a word; without these one is wandering in a dark labyrinth.”
Galileo Galilei
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The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.”
Mark Twain
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Real education consists in drawing the best out of yourself. What better book can there be than the book of humanity?”
Mahatma Gandhi
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Few people ask from books what books can give us.”
Virginia Woolf
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Thus, reader, I am myself the matter of my book.”
Michel de Montaigne - Essays
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Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all.”
Henry David Thoreau
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Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all.

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The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries.”
René Descartes
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The earth teaches us more about ourselves than all the books in the world, because it is resistant to us. Self-discovery comes when man measures himself against an obstacle.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupery - Wind, Sand and Stars
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History books that contain no lies are extremely dull.”
Anatole France
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A broad margin of leisure is as beautiful in a man's life as in a book. Haste makes waste, no less in life than in housekeeping. Keep the time, observe the hours of the universe, not of the cars.”
Henry David Thoreau
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The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.”
Augustine of Hippo
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All good books have one thing in common - they are truer than if they had really happened.”
Ernest Hemingway
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A home without books is a body without soul.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero
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The good parts of a book may be only something a writer is lucky enough to overhear or it may be the wreck of his whole damn life and one is as good as the other.”
Ernest Hemingway
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When I get a little money I buy books and if any is left I buy food and clothes.”
Desiderius Erasmus
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My books are like water those of the great geniuses are wine. (Fortunately) everybody drinks water.”
Mark Twain
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