Monday, February 7, 2011

Chicago Cultural Center - Washington Street entrance

The outer hall of the Preston Bradley Hall has these inscriptions on the wall..

Benjamin Franklin, Founder of Circulating Library
Born: 1706.. Died 1790
[Public library is also called circulating library]

A library requires an act of faith which generations, still in darkness hid, sign in their night in witness of dawn.
-Victor Hugo
He that loveth a book will never want a faithful friend, a wholesome counselor, a cheerful companion, an effectual comforter.
-Issac Barrow
A good book is the precious life-blood of the master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose for a life beyond life.
- Milton
The real use of all knowledge is this that we should dedicate that reason which was given us by God for the use and advantage of man
- Bacon

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