It is from books that wise [people] derive consolation in the troubles of life.— Victor Hugo
How beautiful is youth! how bright it gleams,— Henry W. Longfellow
With its allusions, aspirations, dreams!
Book of beginnings, story without end,
Each maid a heroine, and each man a friend.
Heaven from all creatures hides the book of fate, All but the page prescribed—their present state.— Alexander Pope
[A person] that loveth a book will never want a faithful friend, a wholesome counselor, a cheerful companion, an effectual comforter.— Isaac Barrow
There is this difference between those two temporal blessings, health and money: Money is the most envied, but the least enjoyed; health is the most enjoyed, but the least envied: and this superiority of the latter is still more obvious when we reflect that the poorest man would not part with health for money, but that the richest would gladly part with all their money for health.— Colton