Quote – What is not worth reading more than once

What is not worth reading more than once is not worth reading at all.

C. J. Weber

Quote – What gunpowder did for war, the printing-press has done for the mind

What gunpowder did for war, the printing-press has done for the mind; and the statesman is no longer clad in the steel of special education, but every reading [person] is his judge.

Wendell Phillips

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Quote – The habit and power of reading with reflection

The habit and power of reading with reflection, comprehension, and memory all alert and awake, does not come at once to the natural [person] any more than many other sovereign virtues.

— John Morley

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Quote – learning one gets by observation and experience

That learning which thou gettest by thy own observation and experience is far beyond that which thou gettest by precept; as the knowledge of a traveler exceeds that which is got by reading.

— Thomas à Kempis

Quote – Reading furnishes us only with the materials of knowledge

Reading furnishes us only with the materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.

— John Locke

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Quote – No entertainment is so cheap as reading

No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting. .

— Lady Montagu

Quote – The wisdom of life is the true salt of literature

Maxim or aphorism, let us remember that this wisdom of life is the true salt of literature; that those books are most nourishing which are most richly stored with it, and that it is one of the main objects … which men ought to seek in the reading of books.

— John Morley