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A Quote by Aldous Leonard Huxley on books, mankind, and study

The proper study of mankind is books.

Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963)

Source: Chrome Yellow, 1922

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A Quote by Aldous Leonard Huxley on authors, books, good, and soul

A bad book is as much labour to write as a good one; it comes as sincerely from the author's soul.

Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963)

Source: Point Counter Point, 1928

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on books, effort, and nature

About Newton: Nature to him was an open book, whose letters he could read without effort.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Source: G. Simmons Calculus Gems, New York: McGraw Hill, 1992.

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on atoms, belief, books, civilization, earth, fighting, men, people, thinking, and war

. . . I do not believe that civilization will be wiped out in a war fought with the atomic bomb. Perhaps two thirds of the people of the earth might be killed, but enough men capable of thinking and enough books, would be left to start again, and civilization could be restored.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Source: the Atlantic Monthly, Nov. 1945

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A Quote by Alan Paton on books, death, life, men, purpose, struggle, understanding, wisdom, and words

Who knows for what we live, struggle and die?. . . Wise men write many books, in words too hard to understand. But this, the purpose of our lives, the end of all our struggle, is beyond all human wisdom.

Alan Paton (1903 - 1988)

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A Quote by Alan Bennett on acting, assumptions, books, and independence

Definition of a classic: a book everyone is assumed to have read and often thinks they have. Alan Bennett (1934 - ____) English dramatist, actor In Independent on Sunday, 27 January 1991.

Alan Bennett (1934 -)

Source: Independent on Sunday, 27 January 1991.

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A Quote by Agatha Christie on books and time

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The best time to plan a book is while you're doing the dishes.

Agatha Christie (1891 - 1976)

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A Quote by Adolph Saphir on age, books, earth, faith, glory, grace, people, and prophets

What is meant by calling the writings of Moses and the Prophets [the] "Old Testament?" Do they not set forth the covenant of grace? The doctrine of justification by faith - does not Paul in his Epistle to the Romans prove it from Genesis and from the Psalms? Where is the doctrine of substitution and the vicarious sufferings of the Messiah set forth more clearly than in Leviticus and in the 53rd of Isaiah? The term "Old Testament" leads people to fancy it is an antiquated book; whereas, in many respects, it is newer than the New Testament, referring more fully to the age of glory and blessedness on the earth which is still before us.

Adolph Saphir

Source: Christ and Israel

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on army, books, life, presidency, and soldiers

I could as easily bail out the Potomac River with a teaspoon as attend to all the details of the army. Attributed to President Abraham Lincoln by General James B. Fry.-Allen Thorndike Rice, Reminiscences of Abraham Lincoln, chapter 22, p. 393 (1886). This supposedly had been part of Lincoln's response to a young volunteer soldier who had come to Lincoln's office asking his help with a grievance. The story has been repeated in numerous books on Lincoln: Alexander K. McClure, "Abe" Lincoln's Yarns and Stories, p. 162 (1904); Ida M. Tarbell, The Life of Abraham Lincoln, vol. 2, p. 153 (1917); and Caroline T. Harnsberger, The Lincoln Treasury, p. 14 (1950).

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

Source: Attributed to President Abraham Lincoln by General James B. Fry.

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on books, war, and women

So you're the little woman who wrote the book that made this great war.

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

Source: on meeting Harriet Beecher Stowe

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