Sam Houston Quote
As quoted in: Leon A. Harris, The Fine Art of Political Wit (1964)
Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsSam Houston
Born: March 2, 1793
Died: July 26, 1863 (aged 70)
Bio: Samuel Sam Houston was a nineteenth-century American statesman, politician, and soldier. He is best known for his leading role in bringing Texas into the United States.
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“A house without books is like a room without windows. No man has a right to bring up his children without surrounding them with books, if he has the means to buy them. It is wrong to his family. Children learn to read by being in the presence of books. The love of knowledge comes with reading and grows upon it. And the love of knowledge, in a young mind, is almost a warrant against the inferior excitement of passions and vices.”