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    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.

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

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

by Victor Hugo Found in: Reading Quotes,
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Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an
exact man.

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

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The sagacious reader who is capable of reading between these
lines what does not stand written in them, but read more

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.

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A man ought to read just as inclination leads him; for what he
reads as a task will do read more

A man ought to read just as inclination leads him; for what he
reads as a task will do him little good.

by Samuel Johnson Found in: Reading Quotes,
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The first time I read an excellent book, it is to me just as if I
had gained a read more

The first time I read an excellent book, it is to me just as if I
had gained a new friend. When I read a book over I have perused
before, it resembles the meeting with an old one.

by Oliver Goldsmith Found in: Reading 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 read more

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

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

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

by Ralph Waldo Emerson Found in: Reading Quotes,
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