Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.
Books are the best friends you can have; they inform you, and entertain you, and they don't talk back.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries.
Books are a uniquely portable magic.
A room without books is like a life without meaning.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
Just the knowledge that a good book is waiting one at the end of a long day makes that day happier.
Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent.
Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.
There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates' loot on Treasure Island...
A book is a gift you can open again and again.
Love of books is the best of all.
but for my own part, if a book is well written, I always find it too short.
A good book is an education of the heart.
Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counsellors, and the most patient of teachers.
To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.
Every book, every volume you see here, has a soul. The soul of the person who wrote it and of those who read it and lived and dreamed with it. Every time a book changes hands, every time someone runs his eyes down its pages, its spirit grows and strengthens.
You cannot open a book without learning something.
In books I have traveled, not only to other worlds, but into my own.
Books are the mirrors of the soul.
The books which help you most are those which make you think the most. The hardest way of learning is by easy reading; every man that tries it finds it so. But a great book that comes from a great thinker, — it is a ship of thought, deep freighted with truth, with beauty too.
If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.
Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.
Books are the perfect entertainment: no commercials, no batteries, hours of enjoyment for each dollar spent. What I wonder is why everybody doesn't carry a book around for those inevitable dead spots in life.
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