Leave all the afternoon for exercise and recreation, which are as necessary as reading. I will rather say more necessary because health is worth more than learning.
In reading the lives of great men, I found that the first victory they won was over themselves… self-discipline with all of them came first.
A good book should leave you... slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading it.
Books give not wisdom where none was before. But where some is, there reading makes it more.
Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors.
Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man,and writing an exact man.
The greatest gift is a passion for reading. It is cheap, it consoles, it distracts, it excites, it gives you knowledge of the world and experience of a wide kind. It is a moral illumination.
Reading is good but the garden is the best teacher.
If you want to understand your government, don't begin by reading the Constitution. It conveys precious little of the flavor of today's statecraft. Instead, read selected portions of the Washington telephone directory containing listings for all the organizations with titles beginning with the word National
Reading makes a full man, meditation a profound man, discourse a clear man.
Farewell all relations and friends in Christ; farewell acquaintances and all earthly enjoyments; farewell reading and preaching, praying and believing, wanderings, reproaches, and sufferings.
Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man.
There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.
Hard work makes easy reading or, at least, easier reading.
How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book.
Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.
A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted. You should live several lives while reading it.
My alma mater was books, a good library - I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity
Education Ö has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.
Education... has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.
No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting.
You must constantly ask yourself these questions: Who am I around? What are they doing to me? What have they got me reading? What have they got me saying? Where do they have me going? What do they have me thinking? And most important, what do they have me becoming? Then ask yourself the big question: Is that okay? Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.
There is nothing that strengthens a nation like reading of a nation's own history, whether that history is recorded in books or embodied in customs, institutions and monuments
There is only one situation I can think of in which men and women make an effort to read better than they usually do. [It is] when they are in love and reading a love letter.
Many time the reading of a book has made the future of a man.