Quote by Thomas Carlyle
The best effect of any book, is that it excites the reader to self-activity.
This quote suggests that the true measure of a great book lies in its ability to inspire and engage the reader's mind and imagination. A book that effectively captures the reader's interest and stimulates their thinking prompts them to become active participants in the reading experience. Rather than being passive receivers of information, the reader is encouraged to think critically, form their own ideas, and explore new perspectives. This quote emphasizes the transformative power of literature to not only entertain, but also to evoke self-reflection and personal growth.
And we, inhabitants of the great coral of the Cosmos, believe the atom (which still we cannot see) to be full matter, whereas, it too, like everything else, is but an embroidery of voids in the Void, and we give the name of being, dense and even eternal, to that dance of inconsistencies, that infinite extension that is identified with absolute Nothingness and that spins from its own non-being the illusion of everything.