Value of Books

Books are the storehouse of information, knowledge and wisdom. They contain the thoughts and emotions, may, the very soul of the masterminds of all ages. Jn the words of Milton, a   good book is the lifeblood of a roaster spirit, embalmed and treasured ‘ upon purpose to a life beyond life.   Thus it deepens our under¬standing of life and makes us familiar with a variety of human experiences. Holmes has such a great reverence for books that he humbly   writes. “When Providence throws a good book in my way, bow to Its degree and purchase it as an act of piety.

Books are the best guide for youth and recreation for the old. They give us company in solitude, console us in distress, pacify our passions, and make us forget the cares and anxieties of the world. They sharpen our intellect and broaden our outlook.   They are our never failing friends.   When our friends and relatives desert us in the hour of difficulties, they stand by us like a true friend and give us relief in woe.   In the words of Bacon, they serve for delight, for ornament and for ability.   Their chief use for delight is in privateness and retiring, for ornament is in discourse, for ability is in the judgement and disposition of business.   To spend too much .time in studies is sloth : to use   them too much for ornament is affectation ; to make judgment wholly by their rules is humour of a scholar.   They perfect nature and are perfected by experience.

Books are the source of innocent pleasure and entertainment to us.   They offer us opportunities for a welcome escape from the monotony of routine life.   They take   us to distant places ; the pictures of the past flash before our eyes.   They are an excellent diversion which rich and poor alike can afford, as printing press has made books cheaper and easier of access.   Moreover, libraries are there which enable us to read costly books which we cannot afford to buy.   Millions of men and women derive an immense pleasure from them.   Books indeed provide...