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“All these books of the hour, multiplying among us as education becomes more general, are a peculiar characteristic and possession of the present age: we ought to be entirely thankful for them, and entirely ashamed of ourselves if we make no good use of them. But we make the worst possible use, if we allow them to usurp the place of true books; for strictly speaking, they are not books at all, but merely letters or newspapers in good print.”
- "Of King's Treasuries," ur Sesame and Lilies (1894), John Ruskin
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