Through books you can encompass in your imagination the full sweep of world history. You can watch the rise and fall of civilizations, the ebb and flow of mighty battles and the changing pattern of life through the ages.
Through books you can know the majesty of great poetry, the wisdom of the philosophers, the findings of the scientists.
Through books you can start today where the great thinkers of yesterday left off, because books have immortalized man’s knowledge. Thinkers, dead a thousand years, are as alive in their books today as when they walked the earth.
It is chiefly through books that we enjoy the knowledge of superior minds, and these invaluable means of communication are in the reach of all. In the best books, great men talk to us their most precious thoughts, and pour their soul s into ours.