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The world of books is the most remarkable creation of man. Nothing else that he builds ever lasts. Monuments fall; nations perish; civilizations grow old and die out; and, after an era of darkness, new races build others.
 --Clarence Day,  writer, (1874-1935)

A book lying idle on a shelf is wasted ammunition. Like money, books must be kept in constant circulation. Lend and borrow to the maximum.
 --Henry Miller,  novelist (1891-1980)

I suggest that the only books that influence us are those for which we are ready, and which have gone a little farther down our particular path than we have yet gone ourselves.
 --Edward Morgan Forster, (1879-1970)

When you give someone a book, you don't give him just paper, ink, and glue. You give him the possibility of a whole new life.
  --Christopher Morley, (1890-1957)

Our admiration of fine writing will always be in proportion to its real difficulty and its apparent ease.
 --Charles Caleb Colton, author and clergyman (1780-1832)

Books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind.
 --James Russell Lowell, poet, editor, and diplomat (1819-1891)

Books have led some to learning and others to madness.
 --Francesco Petrarch (1304-1374)

P.1 - §1 (1:0.1)  Because of this conceptual poverty associated with so much ideational confusion, I have been directed to formulate this introductory statement in explanation of the meanings which should be attached to certain word symbols as they may be hereinafter used in those papers which the Orvonton corps of truth revealers have been authorized to translate into the English language of Urantia.

P.1008 - §2  (92:4.9)  The Urantia Papers. The papers, of which this is one, constitute the most recent presentation of truth to the mortals of Urantia. These papers differ from all previous revelations, for they are not the work of a single universe personality but a composite presentation by many beings. But no revelation short of the attainment of the Universal Father can ever be complete. All other celestial ministrations are no more than partial, transient, and practically adapted to local conditions in time and space. While such admissions as this may possibly detract from the immediate force and authority of all revelations, the time has arrived on Urantia when it is advisable to make such frank statements, even at the risk of weakening the future influence and authority of this, the most recent of the revelations of truth to the mortal races of Urantia.