24 Quotes About Reading

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If time is precious, no book that will not improve by repeated readings deserves to be read at all.
- Thomas Carlyle
Read as you taste fruit or savor wine, or enjoy friendship, love or life.
- George Herbert
I read hard, or not at all; never skimming, and never turning aside to merely inviting books; and Plato, Aristotle, Butler, Thucydides, Jonathan Edwards, have passed, like the iron atoms of the blood, into my mental constitution.
- Frederick W. Robertson
Talking over the things which you have read with your companions fixes them on the mind.
- Isaac Watts
Multifarious reading weakens the mind more than doing nothing, for it becomes a necessity, at last, like smoking: and is an excuse for the mind to lie dormant whilst thought is poured in, and runs through, a clear stream over unproductive gravel, on which not even mosses grow. It is the idlest of all idleness, and leaves more of impotency than any other.
- Frederick W. Robertson
I knew I was in danger but was not depressed. I've read pretty well everything.
- C.S. Lewis
We read of preaching the Word out of season, but we do not read of praying out of season, for that is never out of season.
- Matthew Henry
Reading about nature is fine, but if a person walks in the woods and listens carefully, he can learn more than what is in books, for they speak with the voice of God.
- George Washington Carver
The mere brute pleasure of reading is the sort of pleasure a cow must have in grazing.
- G.K. Chesterton
In quoting of books, quote such authors as are usually read; others you may read for your own satisfaction, but not name them.
- John Selden
Though reading and conversation may furnish us with many ideas of men and things, yet it is our own meditation must form our judgment.
- Isaac Watts
There is a great deal of difference between an eager man who wants to read a book and the tired man who wants a book to read.
- G.K. Chesterton
If thou desire to profit, read with humility, simplicity, and faithfulness; nor even desire the repute of learning.
- Thomas a Kempis
Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.
- C.S. Lewis
Even those who write against fame wish for the fame of having written well, and those who read their works desire the fame of having read them.
- Blaise Pascal
In the meantime the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ work with thee, gentle reader, in all thy studious readings.
- John Foxe
When we read, we fancy we could be martyrs; when we come to act, we cannot bear a provoking word.
- Hannah More
I have read in Plato and Cicero sayings that are wise and very beautiful; but I have never read in either of them: Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden.
- Augustine
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 a Kempis
I read the newspapers to see how God governs the world.
- John Newton
A book reads the better which is our own, and has been so long known to us, that we know the topography of its blots, and dog's ears, and can trace the dirt in it to having read it at tea with buttered muffins.
- Assorted Authors
You can't develop character by reading books. You develop it from conflict.
- Leonard Ravenhill
It is well to remember that reading books about the Bible is a very different thing to searching the Word for oneself.
- Harry Ironside
The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.
- Augustine
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