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35 Reading Quotes

Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.

Margaret Fuller Quotes

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A home without books is a body without soul.

Marcus Tullius Cicero Quotes

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If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.

Oscar Wilde Quotes

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The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.

Dr. Seuss Quotes

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If you read a lot of books you are considered well read. But if you watch a lot of TV, you're not considered well viewed.

Lily Tomlin Quotes

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To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.

Victor Hugo Quotes

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Reading is to the mind, what exercise is to the body. As by the one, health is preserved, strengthened, and invigorated: by the other, virtue (which is the health of the mind) is kept alive, cherished, and confirmed.

Joseph Addison Quotes , Source: in the "Tatler", no. 147

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When you reread a classic, you do not see more in the book than you did before; you see more in you than there was before

Cliff Fadiman Quotes

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The sagacious reader who is capable of reading between these lines what does not stand written in them, but is nevertheless implied, will be able to form some conception.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes , Source: Autobiography (bk. XVIII, Truth and Beauty)

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We read to know we are not alone.

C.S. Lewis Quotes

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Every man who knows how to read has it in his power to magnify himself, to multiply the ways in which he exists, to make his life full, significant and interesting

Aldous Huxley Quotes

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Reading is a discount ticket to everywhere.

Mary Schmich Quotes

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Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man.

Francis Bacon Quotes , Source: Essays--Of Studies

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And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.

Bible Quotes , Source: Habakkuk (ch. II, v. 2)

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That he that readeth may run over it. [Lat., Ut percurrat qui legerit eum.]

Bible Quotes , Source: (rendering in the Vulgate), Habakkuk (ch. II, v. 2)

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Read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest.

Book of Common Prayer Quotes , Source: Collect for the Second Sunday in Advent

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In science, read, by preference, the newest works; in literature, the oldest. The classic literature is always modern. - Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, first Baron Lytton,

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, first Baron Lytton Quotes , Source: Caxtoniana--Hints on Mental Culture

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If time is precious, no book that will not improve by repeated readings deserves to be read at all.

Thomas Carlyle Quotes , Source: Essays--Goethe's Helena

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We have not read an author till we have seen his object, whatever it may be, as he saw it.

Thomas Carlyle Quotes , Source: Essays--Goethe's Helena

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The mind, relaxing into needful sport, Should turn to writers of an abler sort, Whose wit well managed, and whose classic style, Give truth a lustre, and make wisdom smile.

William Cowper Quotes , Source: Retirement (l. 715)

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But truths on which depends our main concern, That 'tis our shame and misery not to learn, Shine by the side of every path we tread With such a lustre he that runs may read.

William Cowper Quotes , Source: Tirocinium (l. 77)

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The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.

Isaac D'Israeli Quotes , Source: Literary Character of Men of Genius (ch. XXII)

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I like to be beholden to the great metropolitan English speech, the sea which receives tributaries from every region under heaven. I should as soon think of swimming across the Charles river when I wish to go to Boston, as of reading all my books in originals, when I have them rendered for me in my mother tongue.

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes , Source: Essays--Books

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Our high respect for a well-read man is praise enough for literature. - Ralph Waldo Emerson,

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes , Source: Letters and Social Aims--Quotation and Originality

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If we encountered a man or rare intellect, we should ask him what books he read. - Ralph Waldo Emerson,

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes , Source: Letters and Social Aims--Quotations and Originality

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