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
Good books, like good friends, are few and chosen, the more select the more enjoyable.— Amos Bronson Alcott
God defend me from the man of one book.— Proverb
Experience converts us to ourselves when books fail us.— Amos Bronson Alcott