The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The second best time is now. – Chinese proverb

If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need. ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 BC – 43 BC)

Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed. ~ G.K. Chesterton

Books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are; nay they do preserve as in a vial the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred them. – John Milton from the tract “Areopagitica.”

Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you’ll be able to see farther. – J.P. Morgan