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.
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
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.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes.
Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.
To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
I have often reflected upon the new vistas that reading has opened to me. I knew right there in prison that reading had changed forever the course of my life. As I see it today, the ability to read awoke inside me some long dormant craving to be mentally alive.
A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
A book is a gift you can open again and again.
A wonderful thing about a book, in contrast to a computer screen, is that you can take it to bed with you.
Literacy is not a luxury, it is a right and a responsibility.
Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.
A good book is the best of friends, the same today and forever.
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.
There are many little ways to enlarge your child's world. Love of books is the best of all.
No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting.
It is not enough to simply teach children to read; we have to give them something worth reading.
Love of books is the best of all.
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 you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
Reading aloud with children is known to be the single most important activity for building the knowledge and skills they will eventually require for learning to read.
Tis the good reader that makes the good book.
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