Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers. —Charles William Eliot

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Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.

CHARLES WILLIAM ELIOT

Former President Harvard University

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Patricia from New York  JULY 31, 2017
LOVE - LOVE - LOVE this quote!

Katherine from North Carolina AUGUST 25, 2016
This would be a great poster for my English classroom. So true! This is something I try to instill in my students each year.

Erin JULY 23, 2016
So true

Monica from Virginia JUNE 30, 2016
I ABSOLUTELY love this quote.

Gill from Burton-on-Trent, U.K. JUNE 25, 2016
You are never alone with a good book! I find books comforting and familiar. I hope they will be with us for many years to come.


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