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"Madam, a circulating library in a town is as an evergreen tree of diabolical knowledge; it blossoms through the year. And depend on it that they who are so fond of handling the leaves, will long for the fruit at last." Richard Sheridan
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Henry Ward Beecher

"A library is not a luxury but one of the necessities of life." Henry Ward Beecher
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"Your library is your portrait." Holbrook Jackson
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Ambrose Gwinett Bierce

"RESTITUTIONS, n. The founding or endowing of universities and public libraries by gift or bequest." Ambrose Gwinett Bierce
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"What we're doing is dispelling that stereotype as libraries being this place where it's very quiet and you have to tip-toe around." Peg Burington
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"Instead of keeping it in private hands on some wall someplace, this will travel to schools, to libraries in 50 states." Norman Lear
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"We also benefited in the past year at all of our libraries from donations." Martina Kominiarek
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"We have entered the era of the "imperial" former presidency with lavish libraries, special staffs and benefits, around-the-clock Secret Service protection for life and other badges of privilege." Lawton Chiles
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"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library." Jorge Borges
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"I left Roanoke in 1978 and came back in 2002. The libraries are basically the same -- and that's frightening to me." Martha Williams
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"It is now clear that the controversial practices of companies that provide directories and an easy interface to libraries of unlicensed music are in fact detrimental to the growth of the music business and those artists whom they claim to support." Larry Miller
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"The school district doesn't have to be the provider. We will work with a consortium of people to use libraries and universities to house pre-K programs." Roger Tilles
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"I understand why the libraries are doing it, but I do believe that it is discriminatory. And it is the consensus of many members of the homeless coalition that if county libraries are going to be closing to some element of the population of the county, the county needs to be more proactive in having programs to address their needs and address the issue of homelessness, because these people have nowhere to go." Joanne Callahan
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"This is one of Andrew Carnegie's original libraries. It opened in 1902. It has always been a library and by the 1980s, when the steel mills were shutting down, we were able to hang on by the skin of our teeth. From 1985 to the early 1990s, we were struggling to keep the doors open." JoEllen Kenney
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"That?s why libraries are still struggling." Joanne Vavrek
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Ralph Waldo Emerson

"A man's library is a sort of harem." Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Henry Ward Beecher

"A library is but the soul's burying ground. It is a land of shadows." Henry Ward Beecher
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"In the past, libraries were concrete boxes, and you had to be brave enough to walk inside. When you have buildings that are transparent with lots of light and windows, it gives people the opportunity to get a glimpse of what's going on inside. It makes the whole experience of going to the library a little more friendly. We're no longer just about books. We're a lot about social spaces, for people to congregate as a community." Leslie Burger
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"There are seventy million books in American libraries, but the one you want is always out." Thomas Masson
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Germaine Greer

"Libraries are reservoirs of strength, grace and wit, reminders of order, calm and continuity, lakes of mental energy, neither warm nor cold, light nor dark. The pleasure they give is steady, unorgastic, reliable, deep and long-lasting. In any library in the world, I am at home, unselfconscious, still and absorbed." Germaine Greer
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"It is almost everywhere the case that soon after it is begotten the greater part of human wisdom is laid to rest in repositories." Georg C. Lichtenberg
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Birth: 1908-04-05 Death: 1989-06-10

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