Friday, November 1, 2013
“Rich people have small TVs and big libraries, and poor people have small libraries and big TVs.”
"A library is not a luxury but one of the necessities of life."
-Henry Ward Beecher
“Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation.”
"The library is the temple of learning, and learning has liberated more people than all the wars in history."
-Carl T. Rowan
"Books constitute capital. A library book lasts as long as a house, for hundreds of years. It is not, then, an article of mere consumption but fairly of capital, and often in the case of professional men, setting out in life, it is their only capital."
“To add a library to a house is to give that house a soul.”
“When I got [my] library card, that was when my life began.”
-Rita Mae Brown
"Perhaps no place in any community is so totally democratic as the town library. The only entrance requirement is interest."
-Lady Bird Johnson
"Everything you need for your better future and success has already been written. And guess what? It's all available. All you have to do is go to the library."
"these Libraries have improved the general Conversation of Americans, made the common Tradesman and Farmers as intelligent as most Gentlemen from other Countries, and perhaps have contributed in some Degree to the Stand so generally made throughout the Colonies in Defence of their Privileges."