Silence will save me from being wrong (and foolish), but it will also deprive me of the possibility of being right.
~ Igor Stravinsky
To a father growing old, nothing is dearer than a daughter.
Syllables govern the world.
~ John Selden
No two persons ever read the same book.
~ Edmund Wilson
The sparrow is sorry for the peacock at the burden of his tail.
~ Rabindranath Tagore
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
~ Sigmund Freud
When you sell a man a book you just don't sell him twelve ounces of paper and ink and glue -- you sell him a whole new life.
~ Christopher Morley
The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest men of past centuries.
~ Rene Descartes
The last quote is a personal favorite. I always learn something new from all these sages. It can be a feeling, a new word, a special thought, or even realize that the challenges, heartaches, and triumphs we experience today, have already happened in the past. Only the people, the cultures, and the names have changed.