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Marsilio Ficino Quotes and Sayings

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Books that distribute things...
with as daring a freedom as we use in dreams,
put us on our feet again.
- Marsilio Ficino

Who can wonder at the attractiveness...
of the bar, for our ambitious young men,
when the highest bribes of society are at the feet
of the successful orator?
- Marsilio Ficino

Saturn seems to have impressed the seal of melancholy
on me from the beginning.
- Marsilio Ficino

Artists in each of the arts seek after and care for nothing but love.
- Marsilio Ficino

 

You are running to seek your friend.
Let your feet run, but your mind need not.
- Marsilio Ficino

Books can only reveal us to ourselves,
and as often as they do us this service we lay them aside.
- Henry David Thoreau

Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection,
not in books alone, but in every leaf in spring-time.
- Martin Luther PHOTO

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You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture.
Just get people to stop reading them.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Books are mirrors:
you only see in them what you already have inside you.
- Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Who has fully realized that history
is not contained in thick books
but lives in our very blood?
- Carl Jung

Books and friends should be few but good.
- Anonymous

Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience:
this is the ideal life.
- Mark Twain

Nature and books belong to the eyes that see them.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Books serve to show a man
that those original thoughts of his
aren't very new at all.
- Abraham Lincoln

Read the best books first,
or you may not have a chance to read them at all.
- Henry David Thoreau

More books, more racing and more foolishness with cars
and motorcycles are in the works.
- Brock Yates

The man who does not read good books
has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.
- Mark Twain

Books are the treasured wealth of the world
and the fit inheritance of generations and nations.
- Henry David Thoreau

All of the books in the world contain no more information
than is broadcast as video in a single large American city in a single year.
Not all bits have equal value.
- Carl Sagan

Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers,
the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters,
and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.
- John Lubbock

Be careful about reading health books.
You may die of a misprint.
- Mark Twain

Books are the greatest gift one person can give another.
- Bono

A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than
the metaphysics of books.
- Walt Whitman

We do not need to proselytize
either by our speech or by our writing.
We can only do so really with our lives.
Let our lives be open books for all to study.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I live alone, with cats, books, pictures,
fresh vegetables to cook, the garden,
the hens to feed.
- Jeanette Winterson

Books! I dunno if I ever told you this,
but books are the greatest gift one person can give another.
- Bono

Movies are not scripts - movies are films;
they're not books,
they're not the theatre.
- Nicolas Roeg

Reading about nature is fine, but if a person
walks in the woods and listens carefully,
he can learn more than what is in books,
for they speak with the voice of God.
- George Washington Carver

A house without books is like a room without windows.
- Horace Mann

And this, our life, exempt from public haunt,
finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks,
sermons in stones, and good in everything.
- William Shakespeare

The love of learning, the sequestered nooks,
And all the sweet serenity of books.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

If you want to read about love and marriage,
you've got to buy two separate books.
- Alan King

I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think,
all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read,
and all the friends I want to see.
- John Burroughs

Keeping books on social aid is capitalistic nonsense.
I just use the money for the poor.
I can't stop to count it.
- Evita Peron

Wisdom is not wisdom when it is derived from books alone.
- Horace

You cannot write for children They're much too complicated.
You can only write books that are of interest to them.
- Maurice Sendak

I think really good books can be read by anybody.
- Norton Juster

I spend my happiest hours in reading Vedantic books.
They are to me like the light of the morning,
like the pure air of the mountains -
so simple,
so true, if once understood.
- Max Muller

They offered me millions and millions and millions
of dollars to write books about Cary.
That was between us.
That was private.
I'll always love him.
- Dyan Cannon

But, for instance, when I was awfully young,
I read all the Oz books.
They were an enormous influence on me.
- Jack Vance

My wife and I love to read.
We're going to have to move out to make room for the books!
And we have our dogs.
- Gale Gordon

In our house we repeated the pattern of thousands of other homes.
There were a few books and a lot of music.
Our food and our furniture were no different from our neighbors'.
- Emanuel Celler

Most people - and particularly people whose lives have
nothing to do with books at all -
are intrigued by the idea that somebody wants to listen
to them and get it right.
- Martin C. Smith

Jane Austen was writing about boring people with desperately limited lives.
We forget this because we've seen too many of her books on screen.
- Mark Haddon

Anywhere you go in the world is what you make of it,
not what you read in books.
- Alvin Lee

There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.
- Charles Dickens

I used to take five or six books away and bring five or six books back.
Nobody gave me direction or advice and I read much
in the way that a boy might watch television.
- John McGahern

My gut feeling is that paper and ink are going to be
with us for a long time yet,
and in substantial quantities, though certainly books
are now going to be available in other forms.
- Fred Saberhagen

I've really written my books for my husband and our family.
They've brought us closer together by allowing us to
discuss things that were unspoken for so long.
- Pamela Stephenson

I find myself gravitating towards drama.
It interests me.
In the books I read, the paintings I like,
it's always the darker stuff.
- Naomi Watts

I have a shelf of comfort books, which I read when
the world closes in on me or something untoward happens.
- Anne McCaffrey

There are certain books in the world which every searcher for truth must know:
the Bible,
the Critique of Pure Reason, the Origin of Species,
and Karl Marx's Capital.
- Al Capp

Books, the children of the brain.
- Jonathan Swift

Men do not understand books until they have a certain amount of life,
or at any rate no man understands a deep book,
until he has seen and lived at least part of its contents.
- Ezra Pound

All that I know about my life, it seems,
I have learned in books.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

Books and marriage go ill together.
- Moliere

We go to school to learn to work hard for money.
I write books and create products that teach people
how to have money work hard for them.
- Robert Kiyosaki

Books, I don't know what you see in them.
I can understand a person reading them,
but I can't for the life of me see why people have to write them.
- Peter Ustinov

You see, the interesting thing about books,
as opposed, say, to films, is that it's always just
one person encountering the book,
it's not an audience, it's one to one.
- Paul Auster

The newest books are those that never grow old.
- Logan P. Smith

When I get a little money I buy books;
and if any is left I buy food and clothes.
- Desiderius Erasmus

Thrillers have been traditionally very masculine books;
the women characters often rather decorative.
- Ken Follett

The reason that there are so few good books written
is that so few people who write know anything.
- Walter Bagehot

Painters of paintings, writers of books,
never could tell the half.
- Lorenz Hart

I believe in communication; books communicate ideas
and make bridges between people.
- Jeanette Winterson

Nine-tenths of tactics are certain, and taught in books:
but the irrational tenth is like the kingfisher flashing across the pool,
and that is the test of generals.
- T. E. Lawrence

Shakespeare is one of the last books one should like to give up,
perhaps the one just before the Dying Service in a large Prayer book.
- Charles Lamb

I'm writing a review of three books on feminism and science,
and it's about social constructionism.
So I would say I'm a social constructionist,
whatever that means.
- Clifford Geertz

There was a time when the world acted on books;
now books act on the world.
- Joseph Joubert

I judged about a zillion awards this year so I've been
reading a lot of books that just came out.
- Rick Moody

History books that contain no lies are extremely dull.
- Anatole France


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