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

Author: Dawn Adams

Profession:

Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors.

Author: Joseph Addison (1672-1719)

Profession: British Essayist, Poet, Statesman

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.

Author: Joseph Addison (1672-1719)

Profession: British Essayist, Poet, Statesman

In the case of good books, the point is not how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you.

Author: Mortimer J. Adler (1902)

Profession: American Educator, Philosopher

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

Author: Mortimer J. Adler (1902)

Profession: American Educator, Philosopher

That is a good book which is opened with expectation, and closed with delight and profit.

Author: Amos Bronson Alcott (1799-1888)

Profession: American Educator, Social Reformer

Beware of the person of one book.

Author: St. Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274)

Profession: Italian Scholastic Philosopher and Theologian

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

Author: Isaac Asimov (1920-1992)

Profession: Russian-born American Author

He had read much, if one considers his long life; but his contemplation was much more than his reading. He was wont to say that if he had read as much as other men he should have known no more than other men.

Author: John Aubrey (1626-161997)

Profession: British Antiquarian, Writer

A real book is not one that we read, but one that reads us.

Author: W. H. Auden (1907-1973)

Profession: Anglo-American Poet

Some books are undeservedly forgotten; none are undeservedly remembered.

Author: W. H. Auden (1907-1973)

Profession: Anglo-American Poet

Everything in this book may be wrong. [The Savior's Manual]

Author: Richard Bach (1936)

Profession: American Author

To feel most beautifully alive means to be reading something beautiful, ready always to apprehend in the flow of language the sudden flash of poetry.

Author: Gaston Bachelard (1884-1962)

Profession: French Scientist, Philosopher, Literary Theorist

Read not to contradict and confute; nor to believe and take for granted; nor to find talk and discourse; but to weigh and consider.

Author: Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

Profession: British Philosopher, Essayist, Statesman

Some books are to be tasted; others to be swallowed; and some few to be chewed and digested.

Author: Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

Profession: British Philosopher, Essayist, Statesman