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

Author: Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Profession: British Author

Books that you carry to the fire, and hold readily in your hand, are most useful after all.

Author: Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Profession: British Author

What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.

Author: Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Profession: British Author

Books like friends, should be few and well-chosen.

Author: Joineriana

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The worst thing about new books is that they keep us from reading the old ones.

Author: Joseph Joubert (1754-1824)

Profession: French Moralist

There was a time when the world acted on books; now books act on the world.

Author: Joseph Joubert (1754-1824)

Profession: French Moralist

One man is as good as another until he has written a book.

Author: Benjamin Jowett (1817-1893)

Profession: British Scholar

The Bible remained for me a book of books, still divine -- but divine in the sense that all great books are divine which teach men how to live righteously.

Author: Sir Arthur Keith

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To sit alone in the lamplight with a book spread out before you hold intimate converse with men of unseen generations -- such is pleasure beyond compare.

Author: Yoshida Kenko

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I am a part of everything that I have read.

Author: John Kieran

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Except a living man there is nothing more wonderful than a book! a message to us from the dead -- from human souls we never saw, who lived, perhaps, thousands of miles away. And yet these, in those little sheets of paper, speak to us, arouse us, terrify us, teach us, comfort us, open their hearts to us as brothers.

Author: Charles Kingsley (1819-1875)

Profession: British Author, Clergyman

We ought to reverence books; to look on them as useful and mighty things. If they are good and true, whether they are about religion, politics, farming, trade, law, or medicine, they are the message of Christ, the maker of all things -- the teacher of all truth.

Author: Charles Kingsley (1819-1875)

Profession: British Author, Clergyman

A bad book is the worse that it cannot repent. It has not been the devil's policy to keep the masses of mankind in ignorance; but finding that they will read, he is doing all in his power to poison their books.

Author: E.N. Kirk

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You can either read something many times in order to be assured that you got it all, or else you can define your purpose and use techniques which will assure that you have met it and gotten what you need.

Author: Peter Kump

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I love to lose myself in other men's minds. When I am not walking, I am reading. I cannot sit and think; books think for me.

Author: Charles Lamb (1775-1834)

Profession: British Essayist, Critic