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The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who'll get me a book I ain't read.

The man who does not read books has no advantage over the man that can not read them.
Education is what you get from reading the fine print. Experience is what you get from not reading it.
Part of the reason for the ugliness of adults, in a child's eyes, is that the child is usually looking upwards, and few faces are at their best when seen from below.
What is important is not to be able to read rapidly, but to be able to decide what not to read.
A man ought to read just as his inclination leads him; for what he reads as a task will do him little good.
Education... has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading, an easy prey to sensations and cheap appeals.
There is more to life than simply increasing its speed.
In a real sense, people who have read good literature have lived more than people who cannot or will not read. It is not true that we have only one life to live; if we can read, we can live as many more lives and as many kinds of lives as we wish.
News is what a chap who doesn't care much about anything wants to read. And it's only news until he's read it. After that it's dead.
Those who know how to think need no teachers.
I divide all readers into two classes: those who read to remember and those who read to forget.
Reading furnishes the mind only with material for knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing, but newspapers.
The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible -- and achieve it, generation after generation.
When you have mastered numbers, you will in fact no longer be reading numbers, any more than you read words when reading books You will be reading meanings.
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.
A child miseducated is a child lost.
The child who desires education will be bettered by it; the child who dislikes it disgraced.
Read, read, read. Read everything-- trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You'll absorb it. Then write. If it is good, you'll find out. If it's not, throw it out the window.
A child cannot be taught by anyone who despises him, and a child cannot afford to be fooled.
What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.
In science read the newest works, in literature read the oldest.
Discipline is a symbol of caring to a child. He needs guidance. If there is love, there is no such thing as being too tough with a child. A parent must also not be afraid to hang himself. If you have never been hated by your child, you have never been a parent.
It is not true that we have only one life to live; if we can read, we can live as many more lives and as many kinds of lives as we wish.

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