5 Quotes Regarding Literature

In science, read, by preference, the newest works; in literature, the oldest. The classic literature is always modern.
Edward Robert Bulwer-Lytton

Poetry should help, not only to refine the language of the time, but to prevent it from changing too rapidly.
T. S. Eliot

The decline of literature indicates the decline of a nation.
Johann Von Goethe

Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.
Francis Bacon

I know many books which have bored their readers, but I know of none which has done real evil.

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