Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill.
— ~Henry David Thoreau (via bookishleaves)
We need to eradicate the slander that says a black youth with a book is acting white.
— Barack Obama (via afrosandpeeptoes)
Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
— Mark Twain (via psych-facts)