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 – To make a person wise and good

It is not the reading of many books that is necessary to make a [person] wise and good, but the well-reading of a few.

Richard Baxter

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

Quote – Read nothing that you do not care to remember

Read nothing that you do not care to remember, and remember nothing you do not mean to use.

— Professor John Stuart Blackie