March 03, 2005

World of books

“The world of books is the most remarkable creation of man.
Nothing else that he builds ever lasts.
Monuments fall.
Nations perish.
Civilizations grow old and die out.
And after an era of darkness,
New races build others.
But in the world of books, volumes
That has seen this happen again and again
And yet live on.
Still as fresh as the day they were written.
Still telling men’s hearts
Of the hearts of men centuries dead.”

- Clarence Day

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