„Some books are undeservedly forgotten; none are undeservedly remembered.“

—  W. H. Auden, buch The Dyer's Hand

"Reading", p. 10
The Dyer's Hand, and Other Essays (1962)

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W. H. Auden3
englischer Schriftsteller 1907 - 1973

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„I still remember the day my father took me to the Cemetery of Forgotten Books for the first time.“

—  Carlos Ruiz Zafón, buch Der Schatten des Windes

Quelle: The Shadow of the Wind

„Bookes give no wisdom where none was before,
But where some is, there reading makes it more.“

—  Robertson Davies, buch A Voice from the Attic

Sir John Harrington, quoted by Robertson Davies.
A Voice from the Attic (1960)

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„Books give not wisdom where was none before,
But where some is, there reading makes it more.“

—  John Harington (writer) English courtier and author 1560 - 1612

Epigram in Muses Library (1737), p. 310.

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„When one compares the talents one has with those of a Leibniz, one is tempted to throw away one's books and go die quietly in the dark of some forgotten corner.“

—  Denis Diderot French Enlightenment philosopher and encyclopædist 1713 - 1784

Oeuvres complètes, vol. 7, p. 678

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„There were no books in Eden, and there will be none in heaven;“

—  Augustine Birrell British politician 1850 - 1933

"Gossip in a Library"
In the Name of the Bodleian, and Other Essays

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James Bryce, 1st Viscount Bryce Foto

„What do you think of J. M. Keynes's book? … The condemnation of the work of the Conference as a whole is none too severe. I remember few cases in history where negotiators might have done so much good, and have done so much evil.“

—  James Bryce, 1st Viscount Bryce British academic, jurist, historian and Liberal politician 1838 - 1922

Letter to C. P. Scott (20 January 1920), in Trevor Wilson (ed.), The Political Diaries of C. P. Scott, 1911-1928 (London: Collins, 1970), p. 380

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„Owen says my book will be forgotten in 10 years; perhaps so, but, with such a list [of prestigious scientific supporters], I feel convinced that the subject will not.“

—  Charles Darwin British naturalist, author of "On the origin of species, by means of natural selection" 1809 - 1882

Letter http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/entry-2719 to J.D. Hooker, 3 March 1860
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Johann Kaspar Lavater Foto

„Let none turn over books, or roam the stars in quest of God, who sees him not in man.“

—  Johann Kaspar Lavater Swiss poet 1741 - 1801

No. 398
Aphorisms on Man (c. 1788)

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