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  • 1. We shouldn't teach great books; we should teach a love of reading. ~ B.F. Skinner
  • 2. The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you. ~ B.B. King
  • 3. We read to know we are not alone. - C.S. Lewis
  • 4. When you sell a man a book you don't sell him just 12 ounces of paper and ink and glue - you sell him a whole new life. - Christopher Morley
  • 5. No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance. - Confucius
  • 6. Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting. - Edmund Burke
  • 7. Children are made readers on the laps of their parents. - Emilie Buchwald
  • 8. Some people will lie, cheat, steal and back-stab to get ahead... and to think, all they have to do is READ. - Fortune
  • 9. I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book. - Groucho Marx
  • 10. If you can read this, thank a teacher. ~ Anonymous
  • 11. Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers. - Harry S. Truman
  • 12. Never judge a book by its movie. - J.W. Eagan
  • 13. There are many little ways to enlarge your child's world. Love of books is the best of all. - Jacqueline Kennedy
  • 14. A bookstore is one of the only pieces of evidence we have that people are still thinking. - Jerry Seinfield
  • 15. There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them. - Joseph Brodsky
  • 16. A book is the most effective weapon against intolerance and ignorance. - Lyndon Baines Johnson
  • 17. Today a reader, tomorrow a leader. - Margaret Fuller
  • 18. The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read. - Mark Twain
  • 19. Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are. - Mason Cooley
  • 20. 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. - Maya Angelou
  • 21. A man is known by the books he reads. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • 22. Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. - Richard Steele
  • 23. Choose an author as you choose a friend. - Sir Christopher Wren
  • 24. I divide all readers into two classes: Those who read to remember and those who read to forget. - William Phelps
  • 25. Today a reader, tomorrow a leader. - W. Fusselman
  • 26. So many books, so little time. - Frank Zappa
  • 27. Outside of a dog, a book is mans best friend. Inside of a dog, it is too dark to read. - Groucho Marx
  • 28. A room without books is like a body without a soul. - Cicero
  • 29. A house without books is like a room without windows. - Horace Mann
  • 30. Books may well be the only true magic. - Alice Hoffman
  • 31. Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home. - Anna Quindlen
  • 32. Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing. - Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird
  • 33. There is no friend as loyal as a book. - Ernest Hemingway
  • 34. Books, the children of the brain. - Jonathan Swift
  • 35. Today a reader, tomorrow a leader. - W. Fusselman
  • 36. The world was hers for the reading. - Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • 37. There's more to life than books, you know, but not much more. -Steven Morrissey