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HENRY DAVID THOREAU
Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all.
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
Master books, but do not let them master you. - Read to live, not live to read.
OWEN MEREDITH
If your best friends do not read books, they read you.
ERNEST AGYEMANG YEBOAH
Inconveniently, books are all the pages in them, not just the ones you choose to read.
DON PATERSON
It was, in many ways, her dream bookshop. Not least because all the books had already been read.
KATARINA BIVALD
If a plant cannot live according to its nature, it dies; and so a man.
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In quoting of books, quote such authors as are usually read; others you may read for your own satisf...
JOHN SELDEN
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Sections in the bookstore

- Books You Haven't Read
- Books You Needn't Read
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ITALO CALVINO
[I] read books because I love them, not because I think I should read them.
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Have you really read all those books in your room?”

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JOHN GREEN
I read daft history books. Sometimes the books I read are a bit crackers or strange.
MARK E. SMITH
I have so many favorite writers, it's very hard to select a few... of classic writers, I have al...
JOYCE CAROL OATES
Buy good books, and read them; the best books are the commonest, and the last editions are always th...
LORD CHESTERFIELD
The oldest books are still only just out to those who have not read them.
SAMUEL BUTLER
If your best friends do not read books, they reads you.
ERNEST AGYEMANG YEBOAH
Some books are so special that you never forget where you were the first time you read them.
NATALIE LLOYD
My best friends are books, I can easily read them and take them wherever I go.
DEBRA ROBERTS
I don't read books to finish them, I read to consume them.
TEMITOPE IBRAHIM
Soon, books will read you while you are reading them.
YUVAL NOAH HARARI
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.
MARK TWAIN
If you read all your history books, there are no women in them.
CAITLIN MORAN
Sit in a room and read--and read and read. And read the right books by the right people. Your mind i...
JOSEPH CAMPBELL
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.
MARK TWAIN
Books are more real when you read them outside.
MAGGIE STIEFVATER
Read Homer once, and you can read no more. For all books else appear so mean, and so poor. Verse wil...
DUKE OF BUCKINGHAM
I do not hesitate to read all good books in translations. What is really best in any book is transla...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
It is easier to buy books than to read them, and easier to read them than to absorb them.
WILLIAM OSLER
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ITALO CALVINO
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If I’m honest I have to tell you I still read fairy-tales and I like them best of all.
AUDREY HEPBURN
If you think you have it tough, read history books.
BILL MAHER
If you think you have it tough, read history books.
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With twins, reading aloud to them was the only chance I could get to sit down. I read them picture b...
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The three practical rules, then, which I have to offer, are, --/ Never read a book that is not a yea...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
If you only read books, how will you read the scripture inside you?
TAPAN GHOSH
Let's read as if books were to disappear tomorrow!
GABRIELLE DUBOIS
If they read two books then two books will be given to 'First Book,'
ELIZABETH MOORE
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RACHEL GIBSON
That's a first line many have heard, whether or not they've read the book.
CHARLES HARRIS
But you can try to read books at the wrong time or for the wrong reasons.
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The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when one asked me what I thought, and attended to ...
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The people who read the history books tend to have a natural zeal and are alarmingly well-read.
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I have always read all the latest cookery books and magazines, from all over the world.
DELIA SMITH
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Speaking for myself, I spend a good ten minutes a day deciding whether or not to read the results of...
CRAIG BROWN
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R. L. STINE
The one thing I regret is that I will never have time to read all the books I want to read.
F. SAGAN
The man who doesn't read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.
MARK TWAIN
The man who doesn't read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them
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Civil disobedience has almost always been about expression. Generally, it's nonviolent, as defin...
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LILY TOMLIN
The one thing I regret is that I will never have time to read all the books I want to read.
F. SAGAN
Once he'd asked, "Don't you want to read? There are hundreds of books in the sitting room."
SARAH ADDISON ALLEN
The one thing I regret is that I will never have time to read all the books I want to read.
FRANCOISE SAGAN
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Read much, but not many books.
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Wise men read books about history. Strong men write them.
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The flesh is sad, alas, and I have read all the books.
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A Ritual to Read to Each Other


If you don’t know the kind of person I am
and...
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Books to the ceiling,
Books to the sky,
My pile of books is a mile high.
How I love t...
ARNOLD LOBEL
Books to the ceiling,
Books to the sky,
My pile of books is a mile high.
How I love them...
ARNOLD LOBEL
Mostly people read books because they just love to read it, cause they may also learn a lot from it,...
BRADLEY B. DALINA
It is much simpler to buy books than to read them and easier to read them than to absorb their conte...
WILLIAM OSLER
The number of books students read...is among the best indicators of student reading development.
MIKE SCHMOKER
Most books today seemed to have been written overnight from books read the day before.
SEBASTIAN ROCH NICOLAS CHAMFORT
For peace read books, for success read books and take actions.
AMIT KALANTRI
I read true crime books, and I read when people do case studies of stuff. I'm into books like th...
TOM ARAYA
I've read a lot of bad books. I used to review books for a living, and when you're a reviewe...
JOHN GREEN
My attitudes have changed, but somebody would have to read all my books to find out how they have.
IRWIN SHAW
The products your life must have could be in the form of books you’ve read or teachings you listen...
SUNDAY ADELAJA
You should read books like you take medicine, by advice, and not by advertisement.
JOHN RUSKIN
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"BETA" METANI' MARASHI
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I have no feelings of guilt regarding the books I have not read and perhaps will never read; I know ...
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All summer, I read fiction because you must read for the pleasure and beauty of it, and not only for...
ISABEL ALLENDE
Because all books are forbidden when a country turns to terror. The scaffolds on the corners, the li...
PHILIPPA GREGORY
Most books today seem to have been written overnight from books read that day
CHAMFORT
Most books today seem to have been written overnight from books read that day
CHAMFORT
I read a book twice as fast as anybody else. First, I read the beginning, and then I read the ending...
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Výstrednosť, premrštenosť - tá predsa závislý od toho, aká ohrada vás zväzuje.
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HENRY DAVID THOREAU
Poverty - it is life near the bone, where it is sweetest
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
It is too late to be studying Hebrew; it is more important to understand even the slang of today.
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
All this worldly wisdom was once the unamiable heresy of some wise man.
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
Generally speaking, a howling wilderness does not howl: it is the imagination of the traveler that d...
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
The youth may build or plant or sail, only let him not be hindered from doing that which he tells me...
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
It's too late to be studying Hebrew; it's more important to understand even the slang of today.
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
I have, as it were, my own sun and moon and stars, and a little world all to myself.
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
We hear and apprehend only what we already half know.
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
He who hears the rippling of rivers in these degenerate days will not utterly despair.
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
I ask for, not at once no government, but at once a better government.
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
Truth is always in harmony with herself, and is not concerned chiefly to reveal the justice that may...
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
The orator yields to the inspiration of a transient occasion, and speaks to the mob, before him, to ...
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
The keeping of bees is like the direction of sunbeams.
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
Not till we are lost, in other words not till we have lost the world, do we begin to find ourselves,...
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
The walking of which I speak has nothing in it akin to taking exercise, as it is called, as the sick...
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
If it is asserted that civilization is a real advance in the condition of man — and I think that i...
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
It is remarkable that, notwithstanding the universal favor with which the New Testament is outwardly...
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
If there is any hell more unprincipled than our rulers, and we, the ruled, I feel curious to see it.
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
A truly good book…teaches me better than to read it. I must soon lay it down and commence living o...
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
There are some who complain most energetically and inconsolably of any, because they are, as they sa...
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things. They ar...
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
I did not know that mankind were suffering for want of gold. I have seen a little of it. I know that...
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
It is never too late to give up your prejudices
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation...
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
Men are probably nearer the central truth in their superstitions than in their science.
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
For many years I was self-appointed inspector of snow-storms and rain-storms and did my duty faithf...
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
It is better to have your head in the clouds, and know where you are... than to breathe the clearer ...
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
You were once wild here
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aid, but by an infinite expect...
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when one asked me what I thought, and attended to ...
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
The finest workers in stone are not copper or steel tools, but the gentle touches of air and water w...
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now ...
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
A man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone.
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
I was once reproved by a minister who was driving a poor beast to some meeting-house horse-sheds amo...
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
Give me the poverty that enjoys true wealth.
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
What sort of philosophers are we, who know absolutely nothing about the origin and destiny of cats?
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
To be a philosopher is not merely to have subtle thoughts, nor even to found a school, but so to lov...
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
Public opinion is a weak tyrant compared with our own private opinion. What a man thinks of himself,...
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
To a philosopher all news, as it is called, is gossip, an they who edit and read it are old women ov...
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
We seem but to linger in manhood to tell the dreams of our childhood, and they vanish out of memory ...
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
Behave so the aroma of your actions may enhance the general sweetness of the atmosphere.
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
The mass of men serve the state thus, not as men mainly, but as machines, with their bodies. They ar...
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
A man's ignorance sometimes is not only useful, but beautiful-while his knowledge, so called, is oft...
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
We need only travel enough to give our intellects an airing.
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
We should come home from adventures, and perils, and discoveries every day with new experience and c...
HENRY DAVID THOREAU