A Few Books Well Chosen

“When thou hast resolved what to study, advise what are the best books on that subject, and procure them: as for indifferent ones, I would not have thee throw away any time [on] them, if thou canst get better. A few books well chosen, and well made use of, will be more profitable to thee, than a great confused Alexandrian Library” (Thomas Fuller, An Introduction to Prudence).