Every man who knows how to read has it in his power to magnify himself, to multiply the ways in which he exists, to make his life full, significant, and interesting.
Those who once claimed that crime does not pay
Are taking a second look;
The only ex-cons who are hard-up are those
Who haven’t yet written a book.
A book, shut tight, is but a block of paper.
Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be
chewed and digested.
There is no frigate like a book
To take us lands away,
Nor any coursers like a page
Of prancing poetry.