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Without books the development of civilization would have been impossible. They are the engines of change, windows on the world, Lighthouses as the poet said erected in the sea of time. They are companions, teachers, magicians, bankers of the treasures of the mind, Books are humanity in print.

Absurdity. A statement or belief manifestly inconsistent with one's own opinion.
For age is opportunity no less than youth itself, though in another dress, and as the evening twilight fades away, the sky is filled with stars, invisible by day.
Without the meditative background that is criticism, works become isolated gestures, historical accidents, soon forgotten.
The Irish ignore anything they can't drink or punch.
The Irish are a fair people: They never speak well of one another.
There is pleasure in calm remembrance of a past sorrow.
The best memory is that which forgets nothing, but injuries. Write kindness in marble and write injuries in the dust.
Laughter is the closest thing to the grace of God.
The size of a man is measured by the size of the thing that makes him angry.
Nobody before the Pythagorean had thought that mathematical relations held the secret of the universe. Twenty-five centuries later, Europe is still blessed and cursed with their heritage. To non-European civilizations, the idea that numbers are the key to both wisdom and power, seems never to have occurred.

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