Books were always invaluable sources of learning accumulated over the centuries and surviving right down to the present day. What do we know about the culture of ancient Greece? Turn to the Odyssey and Iliad of Homer!
2) Book as a ‘ray of light in the darkness of ignorance’
Through reading books we cultivate our outlook on life, train our imagination, broaden and deepen our perception of the world.
3) Pages of a book as ‘days of our life’
An all-time classic – the ‘life story’ of Robinson Crusoe and his strange and surprising adventures – tells us about the main character’s survival after a shipwreck and spending over twenty years alone on a desert island.
4) Written and spoken word as compared in the following Russian and Latin sayings:
Littera scripta manet – The written word endures
Et semel emissum volat irrevocabile verbum – And a word once uttered flies away never to be recalled (Horace)
Verba volant, scripta manent – What is spoken flies, what is written never dies
Что написано пером, того не вырубишь топором – What the pen has incised no axe can excise