There is no substitute for books in the life of a child.
There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we spent with a favorite book.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting.
I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.
There are many little ways to enlarge your child's world. Love of books is the best of all.
Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.
Let children read whatever they want and then talk about it with them. If parents and kids can talk together, we won't have as much censorship because we won't have as much fear.
Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.
Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house.
We shouldn't teach great books; we should teach a love of reading.
Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.
If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.
Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.
Books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind.
You teach a child to read, and he or her will be able to pass a literacy test.
It is not true that we have only one life to live; if we can read, we can live as many more lives and as many kinds of lives as we wish.
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
The more you read, the more things you will know.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body and prayer is to the soul.
Don’t just teach your children to read… Teach them to question what they read. Teach them to question everything.
Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.
You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go.
Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life.
Teach a child how to think, not what to think.
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