Read books should be the offspring not of daylight and casual talk but of darkness and silence.

Once the charmer is aware of a mannerism or characteristic that others find charming, it ceases to be a mannerism and becomes an affectation. And good lord, there is nothing less charming than affectations.

A celebrity is a person who works hard all his life to become well-known, then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognized.

There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island, and best of all, you can enjoy these riches every day of your life.

Bertrand Russell

Boredom is a vital problem for the moralist, since at least half the sins of mankind are caused by the fear of it.

The universal regard for money is one hopeful fact in our civilization.

Art Linkletter

Posterity is the patriotic name for grandchildren.


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