„In regard to this Great Book, I have but to say, it is the best gift God has given to man. All the good the Saviour gave to the world was communicated through this book.“

Words on being presented with a Bible, as reported in the Washington Daily Morning Chronicle (8 September 1864)
1860s

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„I've read the books. God is not a moderate. There's no place in the books where God says, "You know, when you get to the New World and you develop your three branches of government and you have a civil society, you can just jettison all the barbarism I recommended in the first books."“

—  Sam Harris American author, philosopher and neuroscientist 1967

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„The Bible is the best of all books, for it is the word of God and teaches us the way to be happy in this world and in the next.“

—  John Jay American politician and a founding father of the United States 1745 - 1829

Continue therefore to read it and to regulate your life by its precepts.
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„In the best books great men talk to us, give us their most precious thoughts, and pour their souls into ours. God be thanked for books.“

—  William Ellery Channing United States Unitarian clergyman 1780 - 1842

"Self-Culture", an address in Boston (September 1838) http://www.americanunitarian.org/selfculture.htm
Contexto: I have insisted on our own activity as essential to our progress; but we were not made to live or advance alone. Society is as needful to us as air or food. A child doomed to utter loneliness, growing up without sight or sound of human beings, would not put forth equal power with many brutes; and a man, never brought into contact with minds superior to his own, will probably run one and the same dull round of thought and action to the end of llfe.
It is chiefly through books that we enjoy intercourse with superior minds, and these invaluable means of communication are in the reach of all. In the best books great men talk to us, give us their most precious thoughts, and pour their souls into ours. God be thanked for books. They are the voices of the distant and the dead, and make us heirs of the spiritual life of past ages. Books are true levelers. They give to all, who will faithfully use them, the society, the spiritual presence, of the best and greatest of our race.

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„…Nanoscale Communication Networks is a very good and valuable book.“

—  Stephen F Bush

Book Reviews, REVIEWER: JAKUB PALIDER, NANOSCALE COMMUNICATION NETWORKS STEPHEN F. BUSH, ARTECH HOUSE, 2010, ISBN-13: 978-1-60807-003-9, HARDCOVER, 308 PAGES, IEEE Communications Magazine, August 2011.

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„Destiny gave me only two things: a few accounting books and the gift of dreaming.“

—  Fernando Pessoa, livro Livro do Desassossego

Ibid.
The Book of Disquiet
Original: Duas coisas só me deu o Destino: uns livros de contabilidade e o dom de sonhar.

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