I do agree in toto with Horace Mann who says, “A house without books is like a home without windows.” Who could have said it better?
I don’t consider this to be any distant from what Leon Gutterman thinks when he says, “Without the love of books, the richest man is poor, but endowed with this treasure, the poorest man is rich.” Cute, isn’t it?
This is a subject which invites us to spill some ink. That would be worthwhile. I hope you are ready. Let’s take a few questions: what do you think of books? Are they really that important? What makes them so important? What can be the difference between someone who reads and someone who does not?
Joseph Addison holds that “Books are the legacies that a great genius leaves to mankind, which are delivered down from generation to generation, as presents to the posterity of those who are yet unborn.” It sounds brilliant doesn’t it?
I am curious to know: what is your take on this?