“Good books, like good friends, are few and chosen; the more select, the more enjoyable; and like these are approached with difference, not sought too familiarly nor too often, having the precedence only when friens tire.” Amos Bronson Alcott. 'Books,' Laurel Leaves (1876)
Quoted from A Dictionary of Library and Information Science Quotations. Edited by Mohamed Taher & L S Ramaiah (New Delhi , Aditya, 1994) p. 5. See Amazon.com.