The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
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.
It is not enough to simply teach children to read; we have to give them something worth reading.
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 book is a gift you can open again and again.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are.
Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
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.
Books are the quietest and most constant of friends.
I divide all readers into two classes: those who read to remember and those who read to forget.
The more you read, the more things you will know.
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.
I'm learning a lot by reading teachers like Thich Nhat Hanh, Pema Chodron. They teach me because I feel like I have a responsibility to the communities that I speak to.
As a child, I was very shy. Painfully, excruciatingly shy. I hid a lot in my room. I was so terrified to read out loud in school that I had to have my mother ask my reading teacher not to call on me in class.
There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates' loot on Treasure Island...
Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.
No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting.
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.
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