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'The great book for you is the book that has the most to say to you at the moment when you are reading. I do not mean the book that is most instructive, but the book that feeds your spirit. And that depends on your age, your experience, your psychological '


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'A truly great book should be read in youth, again in maturity and once more in old age, as a fine building should be seen by morning light, at noon and by moonlight.'


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'Do not suppose, however, that I intend to urge a diet of classics on anybody. I have seen such diets at work. I have known people who have actually read all, or almost all, the guaranteed Hundred Best Books. God save us from reading nothing but the best.'


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'The great book for you is the book that has the most to say to you at the moment when you are reading. I do not mean the book that is most instructive, but the book that feeds your spirit. And that depends on your age, your experience, your psychological '


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'The world is full of people whose notion of a satisfactory future is, in fact, a return to the idealised past.'


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'The love of truth lies at the root of much humor.'


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'The greatest gift that Oxford gives her sons is, I truly believe, a genial irreverence toward learning, and from that irreverence love may spring.'


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'A truly great book should be read in youth, again in maturity and once more in old age, as a fine building should be seen by morning light, at noon and by moonlight.'


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'Their very conservatism is secondhand, and they don't know what they are conserving.'


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'There is no nonsense so gross that society will not, at some time, make a doctrine of it and defend it with every weapon of communal stupidity.'

 

 

 

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