Value of Books
Books have become an important part of man’s life. They have proved useful in the progress of human civilization. They are man’s life-long companion. Books are the store-house of knowledge. They contain the wisdom of ages. They serve as a lighthouse in man’s life. They show him the right path of life. They remove the darkness of ignorance from his life.
Books are man’s never failing friends. Whenever man feels sad books keep his company. They entertain him with their sweet words. They break the dullness of his daily life. The delight which they give is more lasting. When man falls on evil days, his friends and relatives desert him. But books stand by him through thick and thin. They help man in forgetting his worries of life.
Books enrich man’s knowledge. They improve his ideas and build his character. Through books man comes to know about past ages. He gets the knowledge of human civilization, scientific researches and lives of great men. While reading books man feels transported to different periods of history. He can talk to those scholars who are physically dead but are alive in their books.
Books can be good as well as bad. Good books make us but had books mislead us. There are books which appeal to our low tastes. They deal with crime and violence. But we should read good books only. Such books give us that treasure which can’t be stolen by a thief. We should be very careful about the selection of books. While making selection of books, we can take the help of our parents and teachers.