"Reading is to the mind, what exercise is to the body."
-- Sir Richard Steele
"I've never known any trouble that an hours reading didn't assuage."
-- Charles de Secondat
"How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book."
-- Henry David Thoreau
" I cannot live without books."
-- Thomas Jefferson
"Prefer knowledge to wealth, for the one is transitory, the other perpetual."
"If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads."
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Books are embalmed minds."
"Never be entirely idle, but either be reading, writing, praying, meditating, or endeavoring something good for the public."
-- Thomas A. Kempis
"Words are the voice of the heart."
"Resolve to edge in a little reading everyday, even if it is but a single sentence. If you gain fifteen minutes a day, it will make itself felt at the end of the year."
-- Horace Mann
"Reading well is one of the great pleasures that solitude can afford you."
-- Harold Bloom
"The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them."
-- Mark Twain
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