Madam, a circulating library in a town is as an evergreen tree of diabolical knowledge!? Depend upon it, Mrs Malaprop, that they who are so fond of handling the leaves, will long for the fruit at last.Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Claustrum sine armario quasi castrum sine armamentario. Ipsum armarium nostrum est armamenturium. A cloister without a library is like a castle without an armoury. For the library is our armoury.c.1165 Letter to Peter Mangot.
The best place to find things: the public library.edward berays
BBC obituary. Biographical information on Sir Isaiah Berlin A tribute to Isaiah Berlin & "A conversation with Isaiah Berlin" on The Philosopher's Zone, ABC (6 & 14 June 2009) The Book of Isaiah: Personal Impressions of Isaiah Berlin (2009) edited by Henry Hardy Isaiah Berlin and the history of ideas The Isaiah Berlin Virtual libraryisaiah berlin
A great library easily begets affection, which may deepen into love.augustine birrell
A library, to modify the famous metaphor of Socrates, should be the delivery room for the birth of ideas — a place where history comes to life.Norman Cousins
He needs no library, for he has not done thinking; no church, for he is himself a prophet; no statute book, for he hath the Lawgiver; no money, for he is value itself; no road, for he is at home where he is.ralph waldo emerson
Do not be guilty of possessing a library of learned books while lacking learning yourself.desiderius erasmus
My library Was dukedom large enough.Prospero, scene ii
With a library you are free, not confined by temporary political climates. It is the most democratic of institutions because no one — but no one at all — can tell you what to read and when and how.doris lessing
What is more important in a library than anything else — is the fact that it exists.Archibald MacLeish
In science by a fiction as remarkable as any to be found in law, what once been published even though it be in the Russian language, is spoken of as known, and it is too often forgotten that the rediscovery in the library may be a more difficult and uncertain process than the first discovery in the laboratory.strutt, john, 3rd baron rayleigh
A couple of months in the laboratory can frequently save a couple of hours in the library.frank westheimer
Why spend a day in the library when you can learn the same thing by working in the laboratory for a month?frank westheimer
It doesn’t matter that your painting is small. Kopecks are also small, but when a lot are put together they make a ruble. Each painting displayed in a gallery and each good book that makes it into a library, no matter how small they may be, serve a great cause: accretion of the national wealth.Anton Chekhov
This became Delacroix 's theme: that the achievements of the spirit all that a great library contained were the result of a state of society so delicately balanced that at the least touch they would be crushed beneath an avalanche of pent-up animal forces.kenneth clark
Doing research on the Web is like using a library assembled piecemeal by pack rats and vandalized nightly.roger ebert
He who owns a veteran bur oak owns more than a tree. He owns a historical library, and a reserved seat in the theater of evolution. To the discerning eye, his farm is labeled with the badge and symbol of the prairie war.aldo leopold
Any prairie farm can have a library of prairie plants, for they are drouth-proof and fire-proof, and are content with any roadside, rocky knoll, or sandy hillside not needed for cow or plow. Unlike books, which divulge their meaning only when you dig for it, the prairie plants yearly repeat their story, in technicolor, from the first pale blooms of pasque in April to the wine-red plumes of bluestem in the fall. All but the blind may read, and gather from the reading new lessons in the meaning of America.aldo leopold
One must be prepared to reject not only the schema of the physical library, which is essentially a response to books and their proliferation, but the schema of the book itself, and even that of the printed page as a long term storage device, if one is to discover the kinds of procognitive systems needed in the future.j. c. r. licklider
A library goes on as far as thought can reach.Robertson Davies
Look, we're all the same; a man is a fourteen-room house in the bedroom he's asleep with his intelligent wife, in the living-room he's rolling around with some bareass girl, in the library he's paying his taxes, in the yard he's raising tomatoes, and in the cellar he's making a bomb to blow it all up.Arthur Miller
Demetrius Phalereus was invited from Athens to take charge of the library, and it is probable, says Gow, that Euclid was invited with him to open the mathematical school.p. 35 (The Greeks)
When I step into this library, I cannot understand why I ever step out of it.Marie de Sevigne, O Magazine (December 2003).
Knowing I lov'd my books, he furnished me From mine own library with volumes that I prize above my dukedom.william shakespeare
My library was dukedom large enough.william shakespeare
A great public library, in its catalogue and its physical disposition of its books on shelves, is the monument of literary genres.Robert Melancon, quoted in World Literature Today, Spring 1982, p.231.
What is more important in a library than anything else – than everything else – is the fact that it exists.Archibald MacLeish "The Premise of Meaning", American Scholar.
Information management is a term which is being used increasingly to express the changing nature of library and information work. Based conceptually in information science it represents a convergence of the role claimed for the information scientist with that of the librarian who is rapidly embracing new techniques in order to cope with the information explosion.Mel Collier (1986) Microcomputer software for information management: case studies. p. 1
A Town Hall, with many facilities such as library and theatre , as well as offices--for police and military volunteers as well as municipal administration exist in the Upper Bazaar area.Ashok Kumar, in "A Journey into the Past".