A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
A man who fears suffering is already suffering from what he fears.
An artist's duty is rather to stay open-minded and in a state where he can receive information and inspiration. You always have to be ready for that little artistic Epiphany.
Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
Anywhere you go in the world is what you make of it, not what you read in books.
Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.
Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.
Don't just read the easy stuff. You may be entertained by it, but you will never grow from it.
Drop the idea of becoming someone, because you are already a masterpiece. You cannot be improved. You have only to come to it, to know it, to realize it.
Every book is a children's book if the kid can read!
God grants liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to guard and defend it.
Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.
He who tampers with the currency robs labour of its bread.
He who wishes to secure the good of others has already secured his own.
How can you thank a man for giving you what's already yours? How then can you thank him for giving you only part of what is yours?
How do you tell a Communist? Well, its someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? Its someone who understands Marx and Lenin.
How dreadful knowledge of the truth can be when there's no help in the truth.
However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?
I am a part of everything that I have read.
I have already joined myself in marriage to a husband, namely the kingdom of England.
I have only ever read one book in my life, and that is White Fang. It's so frightfully good I've never bothered to read another.
I just got out of the hospital. I was in a speed reading accident. I hit a book mark and flew across the room.
I never travel without my diary. One must always have something sensational to read on the train.
I readily absorb ideas from every source, frequently starting where the last person left off
I really had a lot of dreams when I was a kid, and I think a great deal of that grew out of the fact that I had a chance to read a lot.
I was reading the dictionary. I thought it was a poem about everything.
I've never known any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage.
If I'm honest I have to tell you I still read fairy-tales and I like them best of all.
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
If you are five minutes early, you are already ten minutes late.
If you don't read the newspaper, you're uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you're mis-informed.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
If you're not ready to die for it, take the word 'freedom' out of your vocabulary.
Ill put off readingLolitafor six more years until she turns 18.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.
It takes a certain ingenuous faith- but I have it -to believe that people who read and reflect more likely than not come to judge things with liberality and truth.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
Life and death are one thread, the same line viewed from different sides.
Life is a disease, brother, and death begins already at birth. Every breath, every heartbeat, is a moment of dying - a little shove toward the end.
Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.
Marriage is a great institution, but I'm not ready for an institution.
My alma mater was books, a good library.... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.
Never close your lips to those whom you have already opened your heart.
No one who can read, ever looks at a book, even unopened on a shelf, like one who cannot.
No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.
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.
Pride is an admission of weakness; it secretly fears all competition and dreads all rivals.
Quick sensitivity is inseperable from a ready understanding.
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
Religion is like a knife: you can either use it to cut bread, or stick in someone's back.
Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
The future for me is already a thing of the past -You were my first love and you will be my last
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.
The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.
The more intense the nature of a man, the more readily will he find meditation, and the more successfully will he practice it.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
The more you read about politics, the more you got to admit that each party is worse than the other.
The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.
The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.
There is a candle in your heart, ready to be kindled. There is a void in your soul, ready to be filled. You feel it, donít you?
To fear love is to fear life, and those whose fear life are already three parts dead...
To read is to fly: it is to soar to a point of vantage which gives a view over wide terrains of history, human variety, ideas, shared experience and the fruits of many inquiries.
To solve any problem, here are three questions to ask yourself: First, what could I do? Second, what could I read? And third, who could I ask?
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.
What is that you express in your eyes? It seems to me more than all the words I have read in my life.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
When it comes down to it, I let them think what they want. If they care enough to bother with what I do, then I'm already better than them.
When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.
Women have the right to work wherever they want, as long as they have the dinner ready when you get home.
Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly - they'll go through anything. You read and you?re pierced.
You know that Pepperidge Farm bread, that stuff is fancy. That stuff is wrapped twice. You open it, and then still ain't open. That's why I don't buy it, I don't need another step between me and toast.
You know, boys, a nuclear reactor is a lot like a woman. You just have to read the manual and press the right buttons.