Quotations on panels moving from east to west down the fence.
Upper quote: “Everything pales in front of a book” In Russian by Anton Chekhov.
Lower quote: “I imagine heaven must be some kind of library” In Spanish by Jorge Luis Borges
“A book is the best friend” In Arabic. A traditional proverb
“Recognize wisdom and counsel; comprehend words of genius” In Armenian by Mesrop Mashtots
“Knowledge is the prime need of the hour” In English by Mary McLeod Bethune
“The pen is the tongue of the soul” In Spanish by Cervantes
“Reading is food for the mind. In Korean. A popular saying
“The paper burns, but the words fly away” In Hebrew by Rabbi Akiva ben Joseph
Upper quote: “Open a book and you are profited” In Chinese by a Sung dynasty emperor
Lower quote: “ Books we must have, although we lack bread” In English by Alice Williams Brotherton