Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house.
Beautifully Nothing Made
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
Only Makes Reading
'Pure experience' is the name I gave to the immediate flux of life which furnishes the material to our later reflection with its conceptual categories.
Flux Experience Name
The ethical manifold, conceived of as unified, furnishes, or rather is, the ideal of the whole.
Conceived Manifold Ideal
A fact in itself is nothing. It is valuable only for the idea attached to it, or for the proof which it furnishes.
Fact Which Furnishes
War should be the only study of a prince. He should consider peace only as a breathing-time, which gives him leisure to contrive, and furnishes as ability to execute, military plans.
But whoever gives birth to useless children, what would you say of him except that he has bred sorrows for himself, and furnishes laughter for his enemies.
Children Would Birth
A book that furnishes no quotations is no book - it is a plaything.