1882: A Home Without Books Is Like a Room Without Windows
"A home without books is like a room without windows. No man has a right to bring up his children without surrounding them with books. It is a wrong to his family. He cheats them. Children learn to read by being in the presence of books. The love of knowledge in a young mind is almost a war rant against the inferior excitement of passion and vice."
~From The Standard (Clarksville, Tex.), March 31, 1882