John Ruskin said, "I would urge upon every young [person] to obtain as soon as they can, by severest economy, a steadily increasing series of books, for use through life; making their little library, of all their furniture, the most studied and decorative piece."
"It is a [person's] duty to have books. A library is not a luxury, but one of the necessaries of life." - Henery Ward Beecher
"No money should be wasted upon whims and experiments, but every dollar should be devoted to the acquisition of improving books." Ainsworth Rand Spofford