Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.
A house without books is like a room without windows.
To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counsellors, and the most patient of teachers.
No book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally – and often far more – worth reading at the age of fifty and beyond.
Books are the quietest and most constant of friends.
It is not enough to simply teach children to read; we have to give them something worth reading.
The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it.
Don't grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.
Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious.
Don't be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.
Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
Two there are who are never satisfied -- the lover of the world and the lover of knowledge.
Start a huge, foolish project, like Noah…it makes absolutely no difference what people think of you.
Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.
When you go through a hard period, When everything seems to oppose you, ... When you feel you cannot even bear one more minute, NEVER GIVE UP! Because it is the time and place that the course will divert!
Do you know what you are? You are a manuscript oƒ a divine letter. You are a mirror reflecting a noble face. This universe is not outside of you. Look inside yourself; everything that you want, you are already that.
Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.
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.