The Brahmins say that in their books there are many predictions of times in which it will rain. But press those books as strongly as you can, you can not get out of them a drop of water. So you can not get out of all the books that contain the best precepts the smallest good deed.
Author: Count Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910)
Profession: Russian Novelist, Philosopher
No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.
Author: Atwood H. Townsend
An empty book is like an infant's soul, in which anything may be written. It is capable of all things, but containeth nothing. I have a mind to fill this with profitable wonders.
Author: Thomas Traherne (1636-1674)
Profession: British Clergyman, Poet, Mystic
Education... has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading, an easy prey to sensations and cheap appeals.
Author: G. M. Trevelyan (1876-1962)
Profession: British Historian
Book love... is your pass to the greatest, the purest, and the most perfect pleasure that God has prepared for His creatures.
Author: Anthony Trollope (1815-1882)
Profession: British Novelist
One half who graduate from college never read another book.
Author: Herbert True
There are books so alive that you're always afraid that while you weren't reading, the book has gone and changed, has shifted like a river; while you went on living, it went on living too, and like a river moved on and moved away. No one has stepped twice into the same river. But did anyone ever step twice into the same book?
Author: Marina Tsvetaeva (1892-1941)
Profession: Russian Poet
A good book is the best of friends, the same today and for ever.
Author: Martin Tupper (1810-1889)
Profession: British Author, Poet, Inventor
People are much more willing to lend you books than bookcases.
The man who does not read books has no advantage over the man that can not read them.
My books are water; those of the great geniuses are wine -- everybody drinks water.
A classic is something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read.
A big leather-bound volume makes an ideal razor strap. A thin book is useful to stick under a table with a broken caster to steady it. A large, flat atlas can be used to cover a window with a broken pane. And a thick, old-fashioned heavy book with a clasp is the finest thing in the world to throw at a noisy cat.
In any situation, ask yourself: What strengths do I possess that can contribute towards accomplishing something in this situation? Then follow through.
Author: Source Unknown
Reading the Scriptures is an uplifting experience.
Author: Source Unknown