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Quote Left To a historian libraries are food, shelter, and even muse. They are of two kinds: the library of published material, books, pamphlets, periodicals, and the archive of unpublished papers and documents. Quote Right
Quote Left To a historian libraries are food, shelter, and even muse. Quote Right
Quote Left To put away one's own original thoughts in order to take up a book is a sin against the Holy Ghost. Quote Right
Quote Left Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill. Quote Right
Quote Left The open frontier, the hardships of homesteading from scratch, the wealth of natural resources, the whole vast challenge of a continent waiting to be exploited, combined to produce a prevailing materialism and an American drive bent as much, if not more, on money, property, and power than was true of the Old World from which we had fled. Quote Right
Quote Left Books are humanity in print. Quote Right
Quote Left No more distressing moment can ever face a British government than that which requires it to come to a hard, fast and specific decision. Quote Right
Quote Left Every successful revolution puts on in time the robes of the tyrant it has deposed. Quote Right
Quote Left Dead battles, like dead generals, hold the military mind in their dead grip. Quote Right
Quote Left History is the unfolding of miscalculation. Quote Right
Quote Left Reasonable orders are easy enough to obey; it is capricious, bureaucratic or plain idiotic demands that form the habit of discipline. Quote Right