65 Library Quotes On Success In Life

These library quotes will inspire you. Library, a place where books, magazines, and other materials (such as videos and musical recordings) are available for people to use or borrow or a collection of books and periodicals held in a library.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging library quotes, library sayings, and library proverbs.

Best Library Quotes

  1. “Libraries are our friends.” ~ Neil Gaiman
  2. “A library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people. It is a never-failing spring in the desert.” ~ Andrew Carnegie
  3. “My Alma mater was books, a good library… I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.” ~ Malcolm X
  4. “A library is the delivery room for the birth of ideas, a place where history comes to life.” ~ Norman Cousins

  5. “The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library.” ~ Albert Einstein
  6. “If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.” ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero
  7. “A public library is the most enduring of memorials, the trustiest monument for the preservation of an event or a name or an affection; for it, and it only, is respected by wars and revolutions, and survives them.” ~ Mark Twain
  8. “If you want to get laid, go to college. If you want an education, go to the library.” ~ Frank Zappa

  9. “I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.” ~ Jorge Luis Borges
  10. “Read in order to live.” ~ Gustave Flaubert
  11. “The library is the temple of learning, and learning has liberated more people than all the wars in history.” ~ Carl T. Rowan
  12. “A library is not a luxury but one of the necessities of life.” ~ Henry Ward Beecher

  13. “Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.” ~ Charles William Eliot
  14. “There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration.” ~ Andrew Carnegie
  15. “Be a little careful about your library. Do you foresee what you will do with it? Very little to be sure. But the real question is what it will do with you? You will come here and get books that will open your eyes, and your ears, and your curiosity, and turn you inside out or outside in.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  16. “The library is an arena of possibility, opening both a window into the soul and a door onto the world.” ~ Rita Dove

  17. “As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli
  18. “You must write every single day of your life… You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads… may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.” ~ Ray Bradbury
  19. “You must write every single day of your life… You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads… may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.” ~ Ray Bradbury
  20. “When you are growing up there are two institutional places that affect you most powerfully: the church, which belongs to God, and the public library, which belongs to you.” ~ Keith Richards

  21. “There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates’ loot on Treasure Island…” ~ Walt Disney
  22. “Literacy is the most basic currency of the knowledge economy.” ~ Barack Obama , Library quotes knowledge
  23. “When I was young, we couldn’t afford much. But, my library card was my key to the world.” ~ John Goodman
  24. “Come, and take choice of all my library, And so beguile thy sorrow.” ~ William Shakespeare

  25. “When I got [my] library card, that was when my life began.” ~ Rita Mae Brown
  26. “Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.” ~ Harper Lee
  27. “Never lend books, for no one ever returns them” ~ Anatole France
  28. “Librarians have always been among the most thoughtful and helpful people. They are teachers without a classroom.” ~ Willard Scott

  29. “Libraries allow children to ask questions about the world and find the answers. And the wonderful thing is that once a child learns to use a library, the doors to learning are always open.” ~ Laura Bush
  30. “If this nation is to be wise as well as strong, if we are to achieve our destiny, then we need more new ideas for more wise men reading more good books in more public libraries. These libraries should be open to all — except the censor. We must know all the facts and hear all the alternatives and listen to all the criticisms. Let us welcome controversial books and controversial authors. For the Bill of Rights is the guardian of our security as well as our liberty.” ~ John F. Kennedy
  31. “A library implies an act of faith.” ~ Victor Hugo
  32. “Libraries are reservoirs of strength, grace and wit, reminders of order, calm and continuity, lakes of mental energy, neither warm nor cold, light nor dark.” ~ Germaine Greer

  33. “Libraries never let us forget who we are, for their worth stands by the knowledge they keep and save for us.” ~ Virginia Hamilton
  34. “The boisterous sea of liberty is never without a wave.” ~ Thomas Jefferson
  35. “No libraries, no progress.” ~ Willard Scott
  36. “Here was one place where I could find out who I was and what I was going to become. And that was the public library.” ~ Jerzy Kosinski

  37. “Second-hand books are wild books, homeless books; they have come together in vast flocks of variegated feather, and have a charm which the domesticated volumes of the library lack.” ~ Virginia Woolf
  38. “Books constitute capital. A library book lasts as long as a house, for hundreds of years. It is not, then, an article of mere consumption but fairly of capital, and often in the case of professional men, setting out in life, it is their only capital.” ~ Thomas Jefferson
  39. “No place affords a more striking conviction of the vanity of human hopes than a public library.” ~ Samuel Johnson
  40. “What do we, as a nation, care about books? How much do you think we spend altogether on our libraries, public or private, as compared with what we spend on our horses?” ~ John Ruskin

  41. “A university is just a group of buildings gathered around a library.” ~ Shelby Foote
  42. “Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation.” ~ Walter Cronkite
  43. “Libraries: Here is where people, one frequently finds, lower their voices, and raise their minds.” ~ Richard Armour
  44. “I go into my library and all history unrolls before me.” ~ Alexander Smith

  45. “Access to knowledge is the superb, the supreme act of truly great civilizations. Of all the institutions that purport to do this, free libraries stand virtually alone in accomplishing this mission.” ~ Toni Morrison
  46. “The library connects us with the insight and knowledge, painfully extracted from Nature, of the greatest minds that ever were, with the best teachers, drawn from the entire planet and from all our history, to instruct us without tiring, and to inspire us to make our own contribution to the collective knowledge of the human species.” ~ Carl Sagan
  47. “What a place to be in is an old library! It seems as though all the souls of all the writers that have bequeathed their labors to these Bodleians were reposing here as in some dormitory, or middle state. I do not want to handle, to profane the leaves, their winding sheets. I could as soon dislodge a shade. I seem to inhale learning, walking amid their foliage; and the odor of their old moth-scented coverings is fragrant as the first bloom of the sciential apples which grew amid the happy orchard.” ~ Charles Lamb
  48. “In any library in the world, I am at home, unselfconscious, still and absorbed.” ~ Germaine Greer

  49. “Consider what you have in the smallest chosen library. A company of the wisest and wittiest men that could be picked out of all civil countries, in a thousand years, have set in best order the results of their learning and wisdom.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  50. “If past history was all there was to the game, the richest people would be librarians.” ~ Warren Buffett
  51. “In the library, I discovered that you could learn by following your nose. And I learned that a book was as close to a living thing as you could get without being one.” ~ Bill Harley
  52. “Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.” ~ Joseph Addison

  53. “Libraries are starting places for the adventure of learning that can go on whatever one’s vocation and location in life. Reading is an adventure like that of discovery itself. Libraries are our base camp.” ~ James H. Billington
  54. “I spent three days a week for 10 years educating myself in the public library, and it’s better than college. People should educate themselves – you can get a complete education for no money. At the end of 10 years, I had read every book in the library and I’d written a thousand stories.” ~ Ray Bradbury
  55. “The three most important documents a free society gives are a birth certificate, a passport, and a library card.” ~ E. L. Doctorow
  56. “I always felt, if I can get to a library, I’ll be OK.” ~ Maya Angelou

  57. “Be as careful of the books you read as the company you keep.” ~ Edwin Paxton Hood
  58. “I find that when I come out of the library I’m in what I call the library bliss of being totally taken away from the distractions of life.” ~ Tracy Chevalier
  59. “I have found the most valuable thing in my wallet is my library card.” ~ Laura Bush
  60. “The studious silence of the library … Thought is the thought of thought. Tranquil brightness.” ~ James Joyce

  61. “Libraries are reservoirs of strength, grace and wit, reminders of order, calm and continuity, lakes of mental energy, neither warm nor cold, light nor dark…. In any library in the world, I am at home, unselfconscious, still and absorbed. ~Germaine Greer” ~ Andrew Carnegie
  62. “The walls of books around him, dense with the past, formed a kind of insulation against the present world of disasters.” ~ Ross Macdonald
  63. “Librarian is a service occupation. Gas station attendant of the mind.” ~ Richard Powers

  64. “A circulating library in a town is as an evergreen tree of diabolical knowledge.” ~ Richard Brinsley Sheridan
  65. “Without libraries what have we? We have no past and no future.” ~ Ray Bradbury

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