Monday, May 29, 2006

Open Books Open Minds

A quote to consider: If you open your mind, Satan will walk right in. I have to keep my mind closed and straight.

A more than appropriate response from an anonymous friend of the internet: Maybe Satan's already in your head and opening it up with books will let it out.

Fredrick the Great, an Enlightenment Era philosophe, stated very simply that books make up no small part of human happiness.

According to Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900) from The Picture of Dorian Gray, 1891, preface: There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written or badly written.

Abraham Lincoln was a self-taught man -- thanks to books: The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who'll get me a book I ain't read.

This 20th Century Republican president takes those thoughts one step farther:

Don't join the book burners. Don't think you're going to conceal faults by concealing evidence that they ever existed. Don't be afraid to go in your library and read every book . . . Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890 - 1969)

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