"A dose of poison can do its work but once. A bad book can go on poisoning minds for generations."
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"Read good, big important things."
"This book is not to be tossed lightly aside, but to be hurled with great force."
"The last thing one discovers in composing a work is what to put first."
"Let blockheads read what blockheads wrote."
"The mere brute pleasure of reading --the sort of pleasure a cow must have in grazing."
"A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author."
"A book is the only immortality."
"A room without books is like a body without a soul."
"Perhaps there are none more lazy, or more truly ignorant, than your everlasting readers."
"Next to acquiring good friends, the best acquisition is that of good books."
"I used to walk to school with my nose buried in a book."
"You are wise, witty and wonderful, but you spend too much time reading this sort of stuff."
"The great American novel has not only already been written, it has already been rejected."
"Next, in importance to books are their titles."
"The man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and of elevated opinions."
"Books should to one of these four ends conduce, For wisdom, piety, delight, or use"
"The reading of all good books is like a conversation with all the finest men of past centuries."
"There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts."
"There is an art of reading, as well as an art of thinking, and an art of writing."
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