The pen is mightier than the sword. ~ Benjamin Franklin

 

Benjamin Franklin

Book Lovers Revolution

The evolution of our species shows us that decade after decade, and century after century, the most effective of all revolutions has been the peaceful and progressive revolution of the writing, publishing, promoting, and reading of good books—in short, the Book Lovers Revolution.


This was the revolution that Benjamin Franklin—as a scientist, inventor, writer, publisher, editor, founder of America’s first free lending library, and rebel statesman—sought to advance in America at the turning point for human evolution of our original American revolution.


Now both science and common sense tells us that worldwide we face a new turning point—a time that calls for a new worldwide boost for this oldest and most peaceful kind of revolution.


Help us advance the peaceful, progressive Book Lovers Revolution.   Join now by buying ... reading ... and talking about our books!

A New Approach to Book Publishing

Our Press is using the new economies and resources of the internet to build a library, book store, and creative community for the global mind for readers, writers, librarians, sellers, editors, agents, and publishers in all world languages, all looking for the same thing.


Books that entertain and expand our minds—rather than further numb and dumb us down.


Books that drive us forward rather than backward in evolution.

Book Revolutionary Quotes

Here are some good quotes for Book Revolutionaries:

I find television to be very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go in the other room and read a book. ~Groucho Marx

Books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind. ~James Russell Lowell

A book is like a garden carried in the pocket. ~Chinese Proverb

For friends... do but look upon good Books: they are true friends, that will neither flatter nor dissemble. ~Francis Bacon

Medicine for the soul. ~Inscription over the door of the Library at Thebes

A book must be an ice-axe to break the seas frozen inside our soul. ~Franz Kafka

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

To read a book for the first time is to make an acquaintance with a new friend; to read it for a second time is to meet an old one. ~Chinese Saying

To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life. ~W. Somerset Maugham

No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting. ~Mary Wortley Montagu

What I began by reading, I must finish by acting. ~Henry David Thoreau

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Book Revolutionary Quotes from

Benjamin Franklin

Poverty often deprives a man of all spirit and virtue; it is hard for an empty bag to stand upright.

All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move.

Life's Tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.

Well done is better than well said.

Half the truth is often a great lie.

It is a grand mistake to think of being great without goodness and I pronounce it as certain that there was never a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous.

There was never a good war or a bad peace.

Wise men don't need advice. Fools won't take it.

The pen is mightier than the sword.

Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.

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For the want of a nail the shoe was lost, For the want of a shoe the horse was lost, For the want of a horse the rider was lost, For the want of a rider the battle was lost, For the want of a battle the kingdom was lost, And all for the want of a horse-shoe nail.

We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.

He that lies down with dogs, shall rise up with fleas.

The only thing more expensive than education is ignorance.

Where sense is wanting, everything is wanting.

Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship.

If your head is wax, don't walk in the sun.

Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.

He who falls in love with himself will have no rivals.

Many a long dispute among divines may be thus abridged: It is so. It is not so. It is so. It is not so.

The greatest monarch on the proudest throne is obliged to sit upon his own arse.

Many people die at twenty five and aren't buried until they are seventy five.

The learned fool writes nonsense in better language that the unlearned - but it's still nonsense.

If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.

The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.

If you would not be forgotten
As soon as you are dead and rotten,
Either write things worth reading,
Or do things worth the writing.

Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.

Genius without education is like silver in the mine.

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Without Freedom of thought, there can be no such Thing as Wisdom; and no such thing as public Liberty, without Freedom of speech.

Here's to our beloved George Washington, the Joshua of America, who commanded the sun and the moon to sand still—and they obeyed.

We are more thoroughly an enlightened people, with respect to our political interests, than perhaps any other under heaven. Every man among us reads, and is so easy in his circumstances as to have leisure for conversations of improvement and for acquiring information.

God grant, that not only the Love of Liberty, but a thorough Knowledge of the Rights of Man, may pervade all the Nations of the Earth, so that a Philosopher may set his foot anywhere on its Surface, and say, "This is my Country."

Sell not virtue to purchase wealth, nor liberty to purchase power.

Where liberty is, there is my country.

A mob's a monster; heads enough but no brains.

The man who trades freedom for security does not deserve nor will he ever receive either.

Anger is one of the sinews of the soul; he that wants it hath a maimed mind.

Rebellion against tyrants is obedience to God.

We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately.

I guess I don't so much mind being old, as I mind being fat and old.

I look upon death to be as necessary to our constitution as sleep. We shall rise refreshed in the morning.

Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young.

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