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A Quote by Benjamin Jowett on books and good

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One man is as good as another until he has written a book.

Benjamin Jowett (1817 - 1893)

Source: Life and Letters of Benjamin Jowett, ed. Abbott and Campbell, 1897.

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on ancestry, blessings, books, day, execution, god, hope, life, posterity, progress, and success

The Book: "So he settled on a method to help him succeed in his quest. He devised a little book and set it up in such a way that he could examine himself and mark his progress at the end of each day." "I entered upon the execution of this plan for self-examination and continued it, with occasional intermission, but I always carried my little book with me. . . ." "And it may be well my posterity should be informed that to this little artifice with the blessing of God, their ancestor owed the constant felicity of his life down to his seventy-ninth year in which this is written. . . . I hope, therefore, that some of my descendants may follow the example and reap the benefits."

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Source: The Autobiography of Ben Franklin

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on authors, belief, body, books, correction, food, lies, losing, and work

The body of Benjamin Franklin, printer, (Like the cover of an old book, Its contents worn out, And stript of its lettering and gilding) Lies here, food for worms! Yet the work itself shall not be lost, For it will, as he believed, appear once more In a new and more beautiful edition, Corrected and amended By its Author!

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Source: Epitaph for himself, Christ Church Burial Grounds; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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A Quote by Benjamin Disraeli on authors, books, children, and motherhood

The author who speaks about his own books is almost as bad as a mother who talks about her own children.

Benjamin Disraeli (1804 - 1881)

Source: Speech, Nov. 19, 1870.

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A Quote by Benjamin Disraeli on books

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A great thing is a great book; but a greater thing than all is the talk of a great man.

Benjamin Disraeli (1804 - 1881)

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A Quote by Benjamin Disraeli on books

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Books are the curse of the human race.

Benjamin Disraeli (1804 - 1881)

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A Quote by Ben Sobel on books, history, and writing

Start writing a new chapter, for if you live by the book you'll never make history.

Ben Sobel

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A Quote by Barbara Tuchman on books, food, and libraries

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.

Barbara Tuchman (1912 - 1989)

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A Quote by Austin Phelps on books

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Wear the old coat and buy the new book.

Austin Phelps

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A Quote by Austin O'Malley on books

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A book reviewer is usually a barker before the door of a publisher's circus.

Austin O'Malley (1858 - 1932)

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