Holbrook Jackson Quotes.
There are only two classes in society: those who get more than they earn, and those who earn more than they get.
The time to read is any time: no apparatus, no appointment of time and place, is necessary. It is the only art which can be practiced at any hour of the day or night, whenever the time and inclination comes, that is your time for reading; in joy or sorrow, health or illness.
Past and present, it is all the same, books are necromancers, they exercise an influence more varied, more lasting, than any magic known to man.
Patience has its limits, take it too far and it’s cowardice.
Only one-fourth of the sorrow in each man’s life is caused by outside uncontrollable elements, the rest is self-imposed by failing to analyze and act with calmness.
Happiness is a form of courage.
Love is the most subtle form of self-interest.
Suffer fools gladly; they may be right.
The possession of a great many things, even the best of things, tends to blind one to the real value of anything.
The time to read is any time: no apparatus, no appointment of time and place, is necessary.
When in doubt, risk it
Pedantry is the dotage of knowledge.
Your library is your portrait.
Genius is initiative on fire.
The end of reading is not more books but more life.
Originality is only variation.
Be contented, when you have got all you want.
Books are never out of humour; never envious or jealous, they answer all questions with readiness; … they teach us how to live and how to die; they dispel melancholy by their mirth, and amuse by their wit; they prepare the soul to suffer everything and desire nothing; they introduce us to ourselves.
Books worth reading are worth re-reading.
Those who seek happiness miss it, and those who discuss it, lack it.
Beware of your habits. The better they are the more surely they will be your undoing.
The poor are the only consistent altruists; they sell all they have and give it to the rich.
Intuition is reason in a hurry.
No man is ever old enough to know better.
History proves there is no better advertisement for a book than to condemn it for obscenity.