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augustine birrell Quotes
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Augustine Birrell Quotes



    • A great library easily begets affection, which may deepen into love;
    • It is pleasant to be admitted into the birth-chamber of a great idea destined to be translated into action.
    • Words are women, deeds are men
    • Great is bookishness and the charm of books.
    • Personally, I am dead against the burning of books.
    • Oh, those scoundrelly Charity Commissioners! [:] By the side of these anthropoid apes, the genuine bookworm, the paper-eating insect, ravenous as he once was, has done comparatively little mischief.
    • There were no books in Eden, and there will be none in heaven;
    • There are no habits of man more alien to the doctrine of the Communist than those of the collector
    • It can never be wrong to give pleasure.
    • An ordinary man can...surround himself with two thousand books..and thenceforward have at least one place in the world in which it is possible to be happy.
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