Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill.
Honor wears different coats to different eyes.
Every successful revolution puts on in time the robes of the tyrant it has deposed.
To a historian libraries are food, shelter, and even muse.
Reasonable orders are easy enough to obey; it is capricious, bureaucratic or plain idiotic demands that form the habit of discipline.