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“Reading makes a full man, meditation a profound man, discourse a clear man.”
“A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted. You should live several lives while reading it.”
“To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.”
“The demand that I make of my reader is that he should devote his whole Life to reading my works”
“Books give not wisdom where none was before. But where some is, there reading makes it more.”
“Drink nothing without seeing it; sign nothing without reading it”
“To read a writer is for me not merely to get an idea of what he says, but to go off with him and travel in his company.”
“Leave all the afternoon for exercise and recreation, which are as necessary as reading. I will rather say more necessary because health is worth more than learning.”
“The greatest gift is a passion for reading. It is cheap, it consoles, it distracts, it excites, it gives you knowledge of the world and experience of a wide kind. It is a moral illumination.”
“If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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