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The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.

The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.

by Mark Twain Found in: Reading Quotes,
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It may be well to wait a century for a reader, as God has waited
six thousand years for read more

It may be well to wait a century for a reader, as God has waited
six thousand years for an observer.

by Johannes Kepler Found in: Reading Quotes,
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Reading is to the mind, what exercise is to the body. As by the
one, health is preserved, strengthened, read more

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.

by Joseph Addison Found in: Reading Quotes,
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We read to know we are not alone.

We read to know we are not alone.

by C.s. Lewis Found in: Reading Quotes,
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Books have always a secret influence on the understanding; we
cannot at pleasure obliterate ideas: he that reads books read more

Books have always a secret influence on the understanding; we
cannot at pleasure obliterate ideas: he that reads books of
science, though without any desire fixed of improvement, will
grow more knowing; he that entertains himself with moral or
religious treatises, will imperceptibly advance in goodness; the
ideas which are often offered to the mind, will at last find a
lucky moment when it is disposed to receive them.

by Samuel Johnson Found in: Reading Quotes,
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If time is precious, no book that will not improve by repeated
readings deserves to be read at all.

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

by Thomas Carlyle Found in: Reading Quotes,
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What they're accustomed to is no great matter,
But then, alas! they've read an awful deal.
[Ger., read more

What they're accustomed to is no great matter,
But then, alas! they've read an awful deal.
[Ger., Zwar sind sie an das Beste nicht gewohnt,
Allein sie haben schrecklich viel gelesen.]

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The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading,
imparts the vivacity and novelty of read more

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

by Isaac D'israeli Found in: Reading Quotes,
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When you reread a classic, you do not see more in the book than you did before; you see more read more

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

by Cliff Fadiman Found in: Reading Quotes,
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