My mother and my father were illiterate immigrants from Russia. When I was a child they were constantly amazed that I could go to a building and take a book on any subject. They couldn't believe this access to knowledge we have here in America. They couldn't believe that it was free.
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.
If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body and prayer is to the soul.
When I got [my] library card, that was when my life began.
Books are the quietest and most constant of friends.
To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
A house without books is like a room without windows.
A good library will never be too neat, or too dusty, because somebody will always be in it, taking books off the shelves and staying up late reading them.
A library is a hospital for the mind.” - Anonymous
Don't join the book burners... Don't be afraid to go in your library and read every book.
Don't join the book burners!
When I step into this library, I cannot understand why I ever step out of it.
When I discovered libraries, it was like having Christmas every day.
Never lend books, for no one ever returns them
My alma mater was books, a good library.
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.
Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.
Never lend books, for no one ever returns them; the only books I have in my library are books that other folks have left me.
My Alma mater was books, a good library... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates' loot on Treasure Island...
Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counsellors, and the most patient of teachers.
No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
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