A man should keep his little brain attic stocked with all the furniture that he is likely to use, and the rest he can put away in the lumber room of his library, where he can get it if he wants it.SirArthur Conan Doyle
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.
No place affords a more striking conviction of the vanity of human hopes, than a public library.1750-2 In The Rambler.
Every child in American should have access to a well-stocked school library. … An investment in libraries is an investment in our children's future.Laura Bush
When I was in my 20s, I was a bookworm — spent 12 hours of the day in the library. How I met George, I'll never know.Laura Bush
Libraries allow children to ask questions about the world and find the answers. And the wonderful thing is that once a child learns to use a library, the doors to learning are always open.Laura Bush
I had no money to buy books, so between classes and work, I haunted the library. I even tutored in French with a sliding scale of payment: twenty dollars for an A, fifteen for a B, ten for a C, five for a D.hubert humphrey
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
Why spend a day in the library when you can learn the same thing by working in the laboratory for a month?frank westheimer
Like all those possessing a library, Aurelian was aware that he was guilty of not knowing his in its entirety.jorge luis borges
The fact is that poetry is not the books in the library . . . Poetry is the encounter of the reader with the book, the discovery of the book.jorge luis borges
We know for a fact that the library is the main access point to the Internet outside of the home and workplace. Particularly for young people, information about AIDS, sexuality, suicide could mean the difference between life and death. This law keeps us from giving people access to the information they need.judith krug
The PATRIOT Act allows Federal agents to look at public and university library patron circulation records, books checked out, magazines consulted, all subject to government scrutiny. There used to be a time in this country when we were worried whether our young people knew how to read. Now some in our government are more worried that government agents be able to find out what people are reading.dennis kucinich
How can I just go and sit in the library or somewhere and twiddle my thumbs, knowing what's going to happen? I don't intend to do that, I promise you.philip pullman
The biggest challenges, technically, are 3D graphics and Networking. Network interoperability between Linux and Windows will rarely happen, because companies often use the proprietary Directplay library which cannot be ported over to Linux. We have created a multiplatform alternative, called Grapple, and we hope that over time, some Windows developers may pick this up to use in their titles, allowing cross platform multiplayer.michael simms
'You', the ego, live in your left brain. When we say that man is the only creature who spends 99 per cent of his time inside his own head, we mean, in fact, inside his left cerebral hemisphere. And in the basement of the left hemisphere is the library full of filing cabinets -- the stuffy room that we mistake for reality.colin wilson
No place affords a more striking conviction of the vanity of human hopes than a public library.samuel johnson
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.
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.
A man will turn over half a library to make one book.Samuel Johnson, reported in James Boswell, Life of Samuel Johnson (1775).
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.Prospero, scene ii
Knowing I lov’d my books, he furnish’d me, From mine own library, with volumes that I prize above my dukedom.Prospero, scene ii
The fact is that poetry is not the books in the library . . . Poetry is the encounter of the reader with the book, the discovery of the book.Jorge Luis Borges, in Poetry (1977)
Of troubles none is greater than to be robbed of one’s native land. (translated by David Kovacs: Perseus Digital library)Euripides
It should be possible, in a 'debreviation' mode, to type 'clr' on the keyboard and have 'The Council on library Resources, Inc.' appear on the display.j. c. r. licklider
Puducherry contains the Hindu ashram (religious retreat) of the philosopher Sri Aurobindo (1872-1950) as well as w:AurovilleAuroville, the international township and study centre that was named for him. The Roan Rolland Public library houses some rare French volumes. A medical college, a law college, an engineering college, and several other colleges for general education are affiliated with the University of Madras.Kenneth Pletcher, in "The Geography of India: Sacred and Historic Places (15 August 2010)", P.340
Alternate translation: He who profits by crime commits it. (translator unknown). Epistulae Morales ad Lucilium (Moral Letters to Lucilius) The best ideas are common property. Full Latin texts at The Latin library (link below):;: Loeb Classical library translations at Wikisource English translations of quotes in this section by Richard Mott Gummere except as otherwise notedLetter I: On saving time, line 3.
The universe (which others call the library) is composed of an indefinite and perhaps infinite number of hexagonal galleries, with vast air shafts between, surrounded by very low railings.Jorge Luis Borges, in "The Library of Babel" ["La Biblioteca de Babel"] (1941) First lines