Read not to contradict and confute; nor to believe and take for granted; nor to find talk and discourse; but to weigh and consider.
There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.
The great threat to the young and pure in heart is not what they read but what they do not read.
So many read good books and get nothing, because they read them over cursorily, slightly, superficially.
Books may preach when the author cannot, when the author may not, when the author dares not, yes, and which is more, when the author is not.
A good book is never exhausted. It goes on whispering to you from the wall.
In science, read, by preference the newest works; in literature, the oldest. The classics are always modern.
I read because I love the experience, because it is a powerful teacher of life, because it transforms me.
Poor people have big TV. Rich people have big library.
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.
Books are lighthouses erected in the great sea of time.
A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it, or explore an explosive idea without fear it will go off in your face. It is one of the few havens remaining where a man's mind can get both provocation and privacy.
There is a great deal of difference between an eager man who wants to read a book and a tired man who wants a book to read.
Books let us into their souls and lay open to us the secrets of our own.
Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new after all.
Books had instant replay long before televised sports.
How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book.
To choose a good book, look in an inquisitorís prohibited list.
Books are the glass of council to dress ourselves by.
A book is a garden, an orchard, a storehouse, a party, a company by the way, a counsellor, a multitude of counsellors.
A good book is always on tap; it may be decanted and drunk a hundred times, and it is still there for further imbibement.
Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.
Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new after all
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