Great words on Books : Today is world Book Day

Today while celebrating World Book Day , Let’s learn more about books from the great Words :
Sri Aurobindo and The Mother, had a deep appreciation for the transformative power of books. Here are a few of their thoughts on books:

“Books are a great help when one is trying to go forward.” – The Mother

“Books are the carriers of civilization…They are companions, teachers, magicians, bankers of the treasures of the mind. Books are humanity in print.” – Sri Aurobindo

“There is nothing more powerful than a book. A book can change the course of human history.” – The Mother

“Books have always been the means of communication between mind and mind, between soul and soul.” – Sri Aurobindo

“Books give us knowledge, but it is the deeper wisdom within us that is truly transformative.” – The Mother

“A book is a mirror: if an ape looks into it an apostle is hardly likely to look out.” – Sri Aurobindo

“Books are not meant to be a substitute for our own inner work, but they can be a valuable aid in that work.” – The Mother

“The true value of a book lies not in its outward appearance, but in the truth it contains.” – Sri Aurobindo

“Reading a good book is like having a conversation with the author, and sometimes, it is even better than a conversation with a living person.” – The Mother

“A book can be a friend, a guide, a source of inspiration and knowledge. But ultimately, it is up to us to make use of what we read, to turn knowledge into wisdom, and to put our learning into practice in our daily lives.” – Sri Aurobindo

There are many profound quotes about books from philosophers, saints, writers, and scholars from India. Here are a few examples:

“A room without books is like a body without a soul.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations.” – Henry David Thoreau (inspired by Indian philosopher Ved Vyas)

“Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.” – Joseph Addison

“A book is a dream that you hold in your hand.” – Neil Gaiman

“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.” – Charles W. Eliot

“Books are the mirrors of the soul.” – Indian saint and philosopher Swami Vivekananda

“Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill.” – Barbara Tuchman

“The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries.” – Rene Descartes

“Books are the best friends of man.” – Indian writer and philosopher Munshi Premchand

“The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.” – Indian writer and philosopher Mahatma Jotirao Phule.

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