I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library. Jorge Luis Borges
The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it. James Bryce
Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. Groucho Marx
Once you learn to read, you will be forever free. Frederick Douglass
Children are made readers on the laps of their parents. Emilie Buchwald
Those who have trouble reading are those who have trouble moving ahead in the appreciation of all that life has to offer. Byron Pulsifer
A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it, or explore an explosive idea without fear it will go off in your face. It is one of the few havens remaining where a man's mind can get both provocation and privacy.
Edward P. Morgan
The age of computers has adversely affected reading. Take note and ensure that as parents you encourage reading by engaging in this activity with your children on a daily basis for much is lost when there is no joy found in the written word.
Many people, other than the authors, contribute to the making of a book, from the first person who had the bright idea of alphabetic writing through the inventor of movable type to the lumberjacks who felled the trees that were pulped for its printing. It is not customary to acknowledge the trees themselves, though their commitment is total.
Forsyth and Rada
I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves.
One thing I sadly see in most young people homes is the absence of bookshelves lined with those special words of wisdom.
Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.
Charles W. Eliot
My childhood book friends continue to be with me wherever I go for those days of joyous reading excited me and gave me pleasure that continues today.
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.
Babies are born with the instinct to speak, the way spiders are born with the instinct to spin webs. You don't need to train babies to speak; they just do. But reading is different.
Read anything and read everything - just as a man with a sound digestion and a good appetite eats largely and indifferently of all that is set before him.
Lord Beaverbrook, Don't trust to Luck
Through books you can start today where the great thinkers of yesterday left off, because books have immortalized man's knowledge.
Wilferd Peterson, The Art of Living
Not everyone has the innate athletic ability to overcome physical limitations of size and strength, but since we all use so little of our mental potential anyway, there is always room for dramatic mind growth.
Greg Henry Quinn, 365 Meditations for Teachers
Reading a book by someone you respect allows some of their brilliance to rub off on you.
Robin Sharma, The Greatness Guide