Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.
A man only learns by two things; one is reading and the other is association with smarter people.
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.
Reading makes a full man, meditation a profound man, discourse a clear man.
God be thanked for books; they are the voices of the distant and the dead, and make us heirs of the spiritual life of past ages.
A man is known by the books he reads.
If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.
Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are.
Books are a uniquely portable magic.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
Read in order to live.
The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.
To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light.
You must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.
The more you read, the more things you will know.
You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.
Reading without thinking will confuse you.Thinking without reading will place you in danger.
There are many little ways to enlarge your child's world. Love of books is the best of all.
There are two motives for reading a book; one, that you enjoy it; the other, that you can boast about it.
My Alma mater was books, a good library... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all.
The ability to read awoke inside of me some long dormant craving to be mentally alive.
Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly.
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