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
Boys read books one way, men another, old men another.— Publius Terentius Afer ( Terence)
There are three classes of authors—those who write without thinking, those who think while writing, and those who think before writing.— Arthur Schopenhauer
The ultimate rule (in writing) is: Learn so far as possible to be intelligible and transparent—no notice taken of your style, but solely of what you express by it.— Thomas Carlyle