klausnick/莫罗佐夫·尼科莱/профан (klausnick) wrote,

to have many books, and never to use them

Affect not, as some do, that bookish Ambition, to be stored with books, and have well furnished Libraries, yet keep their heads empty of knowledge. To desire to have many books, and never to use them, is like a child that will have a candle burning by him all the while he is sleeping.

Henry Peacham's Compleat Gentleman, London, 1622

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