Books (29)

A book is a friend.
— American

A book that is shut is but a block.
— English

A book to a blind man signifies nothing.
— Irish

A book without a preface is like
a body without a soul.
— Hebrew

A book gives knowledge, but it is
life that gives understanding.
— Hebrew

A book without an index is like
a house that is bolted and barred.
— Hebrew

If your books are unread, your descendants
will be ignorant.
— Chinese

A bachelor of arts discusses books;
a pork butcher talks of pigs.
— Chinese

A load of books does not equal one good teacher.
— Chinese

A pack of cards is the devil's prayer book.
— German

A person does not become clever by
carrying books along.
— African (Swahili)

Arms, women, and books should be looked at daily.
— Dutch

Books do not exhaust words;
words do not exhaust thoughts.
— Chinese

Books are preserved minds.
— Japanese

Education is life, not books.
— African (Swahili)

In books there are women who appear as jewels.
— Chinese

It is vain to fish without a hook,
or learn to read without a book.
— Danish

It would be a very big book that contained
all the maybes uttered in a day.
— French

Life lies open like a book.
— American

Like author like book.
— English

Look at the book and sing as it directs.
— Chinese

One should not leap through a book
from its end to its beginning.
— Hebrew

Take the book by its title; or, take
the letter by its address.
— African (Egypt)

The schoolmaster should not leave his books,
nor should the poor man leave his pig.
— Chinese

There is no book that has not something bad in it,
none that has not something good.
— Hebrew

To open a book brings profit.
— Chinese

Who can not work out his salvation
by heart will not do it by book.
— French

Word by word the big books are made.
— French

Years know more than books.
— English

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