Top 1000 Library Books, Updated

JET writes "OCLC Top 1000 -- This list (covered earlier, now updated for 2005), contains the 'Top 1000' titles owned by OCLC member libraries... the intellectual works that have been judged to be worth owning by the 'purchase vote' of libraries around the globe." It's a strange compilation, since over 40 different Garfield titles are lumped together (#15), as are who knows how many US Census Bureau publications (which aren't usually "purchased" per se). So, not the best use of the FRBR model, but an interesting list.

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Plutarch

Plutarch made #47.
Wikipedia entry about Plutarch.
Here are a few Plutarch quotes:

The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled." On Listening to Lectures
Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself.
Plutarch

Know how to listen, and you will profit even from those who talk badly.
Plutarch

No beast is more savage than man when possessed with power answerable to his rage.
Plutarch

So very difficult a matter is it to trace and find out the truth of anything by history.
Plutarch

The whole life of man is but a point of time; let us enjoy it.
Plutarch

To find a fault is easy; to do better may be difficult.
Plutarch

It is certainly desirable to be well descended, but the glory belongs to our ancestors.
Plutarch, 'Morals,' 100 A.D.

Perseverance is more prevailing than violence; and many things which cannot be overcome when they are together, yield themselves up when taken little by little.
Plutarch, Lives

For to err in opinion, though it be not the part of wise men, is at least human.
Plutarch, Morals

The very spring and root of honesty and virtue lie in good education.
Plutarch, Morals
And here is a quote that you may be suprised to be from a person that lived from 46 AD - 120 AD.

When the candles are out all women are fair.
Plutarch, Morals

Nit picky, I know

But these things irk the sensitive among us.Can someone edit the title of this post...the correct spelling is clearly "liberry"Thank you.

Re:Nit picky, I know

I've always been partial to "lieberry", as in "fruit of the tree of falsehood."

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