„Good books, like good friends, are few and chosen; the more select, the more enjoyable.“

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„Books, like friends, should be few and well chosen.“

—  Samuel Paterson English bookseller and auctioneer 1728 - 1802

Joineriana: or The Book of Scraps (London: 1772), Vol. I, p. 40

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„A blessed companion is a book,—a book that fitly chosen is a life-long friend.“

—  Douglas William Jerrold English dramatist and writer 1803 - 1857

Books, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).

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„A good book is the best of friends, the same today and forever.“

—  Martin Farquhar Tupper English writer and poet 1810 - 1889

Of Reading.
Proverbial Philosophy (1838-1849)

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„I think it can be shown that there is such an unerring power at work in Natural Selection (the title of my book), which selects exclusively for the good of each organic being.“

—  Charles Darwin British naturalist, author of "On the origin of species, by means of natural selection" 1809 - 1882

Darwin's first published expression of the concept of natural selection.
"On the Tendency of Species to form Varieties; and on the Perpetuation of Varieties and Species by Natural Means of Selection" Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London: Zoology (read 1 July 1853; published 20 August 1858) volume 3, pages 45-62, at page 51 http://darwin-online.org.uk/content/frameset?pageseq=7&itemID=F350&viewtype=image
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„The reason why so few good books are written is, that so few people that can write know anything.“

—  Walter Bagehot British journalist, businessman, and essayist 1826 - 1877

Literary Studies (1879)
Kontext: The reason why so few good books are written is, that so few people that can write know anything. In general an author has always lived in a room, has read books, has cultivated science, is acquainted with the style and sentiments of the best authors, but he is out of the way of employing his own eyes and ears. He has nothing to hear and nothing to see. His life is a vacuum.

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