On Books: Henry Ward Beecher

“Books are the windows through which the soul looks out. A house without books is like a room without windows. No man has a right to bring up his children without surrounding them with books, if he has the means to buy them. It is a wrong to his family. He cheats them! Children learn to read by being in the presence of books. The love of knowledge comes with reading and grows upon it. And the love of knowledge, in a young mind, is almost a warrant against the inferior excitement of passions and vices.”

Henry Ward Beecher

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  1. This quotation is beautiful and so true! I was brought up in a house full of books and I’m the living evidence of this statement. I’m writing an essay about books and I simply had to include it. thank you for sharing this!

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