There are worse crimes than burning books. one of them is not reading them.
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.
I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! how much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! -- when i have a house of my own, i shall be miserable if i have not an excellent library.
The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.
Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves
The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library.