Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are.
Let books be your dining table, / And you shall be full of delights. / Let them be your mattress,/And you shall sleep restful nights
Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.
Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.
10% of what we read
20% of what we hear
30% of what we see
50% of what we both hear and see
70% of what is discussed
80% of what we experience personally
95% of what we teach to someone else
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.
Reading makes a full man, meditation a profound man, discourse a clear man.
A man only learns in two ways, one by reading, and the other by association with smarter people.
Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
The wise man reads both books and life itself.
I do things like get in a taxi and say, "The library, and step on it.
Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life.
A man is known by the books he reads.
The real purpose of books is to trap the mind into doing its own thinking.
When you sell a man a book, you don't sell him 12 ounces of paper and ink and glue - you sell him a whole new life.
Reading... a vacation for the mind....
Travel Far, Pay No Fare... a book can take you anywhere.
You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.
Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
The greatest gift is a passion for reading.
Books were my pass to personal freedom.
Tell me what you read and I'll tell you who you are is true enough, but I'd know you better if you told me what you reread.
My Alma mater was books, a good library... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
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