Quotes on the Joys of Reading – 1

A home without books is a body without soul. (Marcus Tullius Cicero)

Every man who knows how to read has it in his power to magnify himself, to multiply the ways in which he exists, to make his life full, significant and interesting. (Aldous Huxley)

What we become depends on what we read after all of the professors have finished with us. (Thomas Carlyle)

What you will be five years from now depends on two primary influences: the people you associate with, and the books you read. (Robin Sharma)

Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. (Joseph Addison)

If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island. (Walt Disney)

Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers. (Charles W. Eliot)

To sit alone in the lamplight with a book spread out before you, and hold intimate converse with men of unseen generations – such is a pleasure beyond compare. (Kenko Yoshida)

Medicine for the soul.  ~Inscription over the door of the Library at Thebes

To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting. (Edmund Burke)

To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life. (W. Somerset Maugham)

The man who does not read good books is no better than the man who can’t. (Mark Twain)

To read a book for the first time is to make an acquaintance with a new friend; to read it for a second time is to meet an old one. (Chinese saying)

The time to read is any time: no apparatus, no appointment of time and place, is necessary.  It is the only art which can be practised at any hour of the day or night, whenever the time and inclination comes, that is your time for reading; in joy or sorrow, health or illness. (Holbrook Jackson)

How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book. (Henry David Thoreau)


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