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.
A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are.
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.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
It is not enough to simply teach children to read; we have to give them something worth reading.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counsellors, and the most patient of teachers.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body and prayer is to the soul.
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting.
The more you read, the more things you will know.
There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates' loot on Treasure Island...
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.
The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.
I divide all readers into two classes: those who read to remember and those who read to forget.
I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.
Wear the old coat and buy the new book.
A house without books is like a room without windows.
Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.
Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.
Books are the quietest and most constant of friends.
Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house.
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