Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new after all.
A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.
All that we are is the result of what we have thought. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him. If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.
A man sometimes devotes his life to a desire which he is not sure will ever be fulfilled. Those who laugh at this folly are, after all, no more than mere spectators of life.
There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book.
Books are well written, or badly written. That is all.
It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.
An original idea. That can't be too hard. The library must be full of them.
All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.
If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.
The books we read should be chosen with great care, that they may be, as an Egyptian king wrote over his library,'The medicines of the soul."
Bran thought about it. 'Can a man still be brave if he's afraid?'
'That is the only time a man can be brave,' his father told him.
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