John Quincy Adams On Books

   John Quincy Adams   (July 11, 1767–February 23, 1848)
John Quincy Adams (July 11, 1767–February 23, 1848)

 …I have been attempted to abandon my books altogether — This however is impossible — for the habit has so long been fixed in me, as to have become a passion, and when once severed from my books, I find little or nothing in life, to fill the vacancy of time — I must therefore continue to plod, and to lose my labour; contenting myself with the consolation, that even this drudgery of Science, contributes to Virtue, though it lead not to wealth or honor.