Quote – books worth reading once are worth reading twice

You will find that most books worth reading once are worth reading twice.

John Morley

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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 – 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

Quote – Learn to be good readers

Learn to be good readers, which is perhaps a more difficult thing than you imagine. Learn to be discriminative in your reading; to read faithfully, and with your best attention, all kinds of things which you have a real interest in—a real, not an imaginary—and which you find to be really fit for what you are engaged in.

— Thomas Carlyle

Quote – By reading the thoughts of others we learn to think

It is by being conversant with the inventions of others that we learn to invent, as by reading the thoughts of others we learn to think.

— Joshua Reynolds