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A Quote by William Makepeace Thackeray on books and happiness

How hard it is to make an Englishman acknowledge that he is happy! Pendennis. Book ii. Chap. xxxi.

William Thackeray (1811 - 1863)

Source: Pendennis. Book ii. Chap. xxxi.

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A Quote by William Makepeace Thackeray on admiration, books, company, learning, life, men, pleasure, and society

Might I give counsel to any man, I would say to him, try to frequent the company of your betters. In books and in life, that is the most wholesome society; learn to admire rightly; the great pleasure of life is that. Note what great men admire.

William Thackeray (1811 - 1863)

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A Quote by William Styron on books, life, and reading

A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted. You should live several lives while reading it.

William Styron

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on books and memory

I'll note you in my book of memory.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: King Henry VI, Part I, Act II

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on books

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Keep thy foot out of brothels, thy hand out of plackets, thy pen from lender's books, and defy the foul fiend.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: King Lear

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on adversity, books, good, life, sermons, and ugliness

Sweet are the uses of adversity, Which like the toad, ugly and venomous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head; And this our life, exempt from public haunt, Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, Sermons in stones, and good in everything.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: As You Like It, Act II, scene i.

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on books and nature

Soothsayer In Nature's infinite book of secrecy A little I can read.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: Antony and Cleopatra, Act 1, Scene 2

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on books, driving, and gold

Bell, book and candle shall not drive me back, When gold and silver becks me to come on.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: King John, Act 3, scene 3.

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on books and nature

In nature's infinite book of secrecy, a little I can read.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, Act 1, Scene 2

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on books, love, and schools

Love goes toward love as schoolboys from their books; But love from love, toward school with heavy looks.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: Romeo & Juliet, Act 2, Scene 2

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