Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter. But I should mean that every man should receive those papers and be capable of reading them.
Thomas Jefferson quotes
How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book! The book exists for us, perchance, that will explain our miracles and reveal new ones. The at present unutterable things we may find somewhere uttered.
Henry David Thoreau quotes
My job is about the most fun thing I do, but I have a broad set of interests, going places, reading things, doing things.
Bill Gates quotes
Reading makes a full man, meditation a profound man, discourse a clear man.
Benjamin Franklin quotes
A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von quotes
What we become depends on what we read after all the professors have finished with us. The greatest university of all is the collection of books.
Thomas Carlyle quotes
Learning is acquired by reading books; but the much more necessary learning, the knowledge of the world, is only to be acquired by reading man, and studying all the various editions of them.
Lord Chesterfield quotes
Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man.
Francis Bacon, Sr. quotes
All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened and after you are finished reading one you will feel that all that happened to you and afterwards it all belongs to you; the good and the bad, the ecstasy, the remorse, and sorrow, the people and the places and how the weather was.
Ernest Hemingway quotes
In reading the lives of great men, I found that the first victory they won was over themselves...self-discipline with all of them came first.
Harry S Truman quotes