No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting.
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.
To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.
It is not enough to simply teach children to read; we have to give them something worth reading.
Through literacy you can begin to see the universe. Through music you can reach anybody. Between the two there is you, unstoppable.
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
So, please, oh please, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away, and in its place you can install, a lovely bookcase on the wall.
It is not enough to simply teach children to read; we have to give them something worth reading. Something that will stretch their imaginations- something that will help them make sense of their own lives and encourage them to reach out toward people whose lives are quite different from their own.
Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope.
Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.
Love of books is the best of all.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body and prayer is to the soul.
The more you read, the more things you will know.
There is no substitute for books in the life of a child.
No one can take it away from you.
Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates' loot on Treasure Island...
I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.
There are many little ways to enlarge your child's world. Love of books is the best of all.
The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you.
Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.
If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.
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