Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.
Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are.
A man only learns in two ways, one by reading, and the other by association with smarter people.
To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life.
Reading makes a full man, meditation a profound man, discourse a clear man.
The dearest ones of time, the strongest friends of the soul--BOOKS.
You're never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.
Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light.
When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes.
Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.
Reading without thinking will confuse you.Thinking without reading will place you in danger.
The more you read, the more things you will know.
Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.
A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.
To read is to fly: it is to soar to a point of vantage which gives a view over wide terrains of history, human variety, ideas, shared experience and the fruits of many inquiries.
The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.
Children enter school as question marks and leave as periods.
You can never be an artist if your work comes without effort. That is the problem with modernink from a bottle. You do not have to think. You simply write what is swimming on the top of your brain. And the top is nothing but pond scum, dead leaves, and mosquito spawn.
Writing should be meaningful for children, Y an intrinsic need should be aroused in them, and Y writing should be incorporated into a task that is necessary and relevant.
Learn to read slow; all other graces will follow in their proper places.
Prefer knowledge to wealth, for the one is transitory, the other perpetual.
Writing a long essay is probably the most complex constructive act that most human beings areever expected to perform.
We do not truly own our thoughts or experiences until we have negotiated them with ourselvesand for this writing is the prime medium.
He that loves a book will never want a [close] friend,
a wholesome counselor, a cheerful companion, an effectual comforter.
By study, by reading, by thinking, one may innocently
divert and pleasantly entertain himself,
as in all weathers, as in all fortunes.
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