Famous Library Quotes & Quotations


               “Here is where people,

               One frequently finds,

                Lower their voices

                And raise their minds.”

                                             –Richard Armour

A library, to modify the famous metaphor of Socrates, should be the delivery room for the birth of ideas—a place where history comes to life. – Norman Cousins

All that we have read and learned, all that has occupied and interested us in the thoughts and deeds of men abler or wiser than ourselves, constitutes at last a spiritual society of which we can never be deprived, for it rests in the heart and soul of the man who has acquired it.
Philip Gilbert Hamilton

If I had read as much as other men I would have known no more than they.
– Thomas Hobbes

Reading to kids is to ordinary reading what jazz is to a string quartet. – Sean Wilentz

Books like friends, should be few and well-chosen. Like friends, too, we should return to them again and again — for like true friends, they will never fail us — never cease to instruct — never cloy.
– Joineriana

Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
– Samuel Johnson


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