This is the best book ever written by anyone on the wrong side of a question of which he is profoundly ignorant.
My books are water; those of the great geniuses are wine. Everybody drinks water.
Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them all.
The books that help you the most are those which make you think the most.
Some books leave us free and some books make us free.
If I have not read a book before, it is, for all intents and purposes, new to me whether it was printed yesterday or three hundred years ago.
When you cannot make up your mind which of two evenly-balanced courses of action to take, choose the bolder.
Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
Fortune befriends the bold.
There is none so blind as they who won't see.