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Gain True Knowledge By Extensive Reading


Reading is not merely a leisure-time activity. It is a necessity for human progress and development. Why should you read? How does reading help you? Open a book, any book of your choice, and let the author talk to you. Reading expands your breadth of awareness, and depth of understanding. These reading quotes inspire you to relish every book you read.

Lord Acton
Learn as much by writing as by reading.

Dawn Adams
Show me the books he loves and I shall know the man far better than through mortal friends.

Joseph Addison
Books are the legacies that a great genius leaves to mankind, which are delivered down from generation to generation as presents to the posterity of those who are yet unborn,

Joseph Addison
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.

Mortimer J. Adler
Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life.

Thomas Aquinas
Beware of the man of one book.

Isaac Asimov
I am not a speed reader. I am a speed understander.

Francis Bacon
Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man,and writing an exact man.

E. S. Barrett
Books are men of higher stature; the only men that speak aloud for future times to hear.

Henry Ward Beecher
A book is good company. It is full of conversation without loquacity. It comes to your longing with full instruction, but pursues you never.

Stephen Vincent Benet
Books are not men and yet they stay alive.

John Berger
When we read a story, we inhabit it. The covers of the book are like a roof and four walls. What is to happen next will take place within the four walls of the story. And this is possible because the story's voice makes everything its own.

Augustine Birrell
Reading is not a duty, and has consequently no business to be made disagreeable.

Christopher Dawson
The man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and of elevated opinions.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
It is a great thing to start life with a small number of really good books which are your very own.

J. W. Eagan
Never judge a book by its movie.

Albert Einstein
Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
In a library we are surrounded by many hundreds of dear friends imprisoned by an enchanter in paper and leathern boxes.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Our high respect for a well read person is praise enough for literature.

William Faulkner
Read, read, read.

Gustave Flaubert
Read in order to live.

Anatole France
Never lend books, for no one ever returns them; the only books I have in my library are books that other folks have left me.

Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.
W. Fusselman

Natalie Goldberg
Read books. They are good for us.

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