Words to Inspire

We must learn;   Not to possess the truth... but... to be possessed by the truth. me "Books are precious things, but more than that, they are the strong backbone of civilization.  They are the thread upon which it all hangs, and they can save us when all else is lost."

"Books are the building blocks of civilization, for without the written word,  man knows nothing beyond what occurs during his own brief years and, perhaps, in a few tales his parents tell him.  Without books, we would never have known of Julius Caesar, Cleopatra, or Hannibal.  George Washington would have been forgotten and Abraham Lincoln a vague memory."

"When the Saxons landed in England and discovered Roman ruins, they believed them the work of giants.  For without books there is no history; without books there would be no Greece, no Rome, no Babylon, and no Egypt.  The pyramids would stand, and the Parthenon and many scattered ruins would slowly fall before the years.  Not understanding what they were, man would make no effort to preserve them.

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