Books_contemporary"When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes."


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  1. Yep…Great quote for booklovers Mark. Thanks. Books are a valueable diet for the mind. The best book EVER that nourishes our mind and soul is the Bible followed by Christian History, Apologetics, Theology, Biography, Current Culture and then Fiction (not the fluffy kind :). A well balanced diet. By fiction I mean the likes of Fyodor Dostoyevky’s book “Crime & Punishment” or John Bunyan’s “The Pilgrim’s Progress” or C.S. Lewis “The Nania Series” or Leo Tolstoy’s “Father Sergius.” Learning and growing takes a lifetime & books add pleasure that nurture & expand the mind along the way.
    My books go where ever I go…
    A book, a seashore and sunset… heaven! 🙂
    My home is where my books are kept.
    More great quotes:
    Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house. – Henry Ward Beecher
    Reading furnishes the mind only with the materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours. – John Locke
    The only true equalisers in the world are books; the only treasure-house open to all comers is a library; the only wealth which will not decay is knowledge; the only jewel which you can carry beyond the grave is wisdom. – J. A. Langford
    Books are the windows through which the soul looks out. – Henry Ward Beecher
    Choose an author as you would a friend. – Wentworth Dillon
    “If you would tell me the heart of a man, tell me not what he reads, but what he re-reads.” – Francois Mauriac (Like the Bible)
    “A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say.” – Italo Calvino.
    A book is one of the most patient of all man’s inventions. Centuries mean nothing to a well-made book. It awaits its destined reader, come when he may, with eager hand and seeing eye. Then occurs one of the great examples of union, that of a man with a book, pleasurable, sometimes fruitful, potentially world-changing, simple; and in a public library…without cost to the reader.
    – Lawrence Clark Powell
    “I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library.” – Jorge Luis Borges
    “Books are not lumps of lifeless paper, but minds alive on the shelves”
    Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some to be chewed on and digested – Francis Bacon.
    “Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information on it.” – Samuel Johnson
    “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead.
    Do give books – religious or otherwise – for Christmas. They’re never fattening, seldom sinful, and permanently personal. – Lenore Hershey 🙂
    People will not be better than the books they read. – Bishop Potter
    Show me the books he loves and I shall know
    The man far better than through mortal friends.
    — S. Weir Mitchell
    You can’t tell a book by it’s movie. – Louis A Safian
    What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours.” – J.D. Salinger
    A very short examination of a library is sufficient to enable one to describe the owner in general and unmistakable terms. – Author Unkown
    While there’s life, there’s hope.
    – Marcus Tullius Cicero
    Au revoir. Books, sand and a beautiful sunset here I come…

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