Some taught us morals, some taught us to dream, and some told us that it was okay to fail - true defeat was in not being able to get up. Only a book lover can tell you of the things that a book has managed to leave with them - there'd be many out there whose lives changed by a single quote. Words hold immense power. They nurture thoughts, emotions, and sensitivity; they are instruments of learning before life happens to you.

Many a time, they leave behind subtle messages of hope and cheer, things we go back to in times of utter desolation. So here are 13 wonderful lessons that words, hardbound into sheets gave us.

So many stories, so many lives, and so much to hold on to.

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