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  • The time to read is any time: no apparatus, no appointment of time and place, is necessary. It is the only art which can be practiced at any hour of the day or night, whenever the time and inclination comes, that is your time for reading; in joy or sorrow, health or illness.
    (Holbrook Jackson)

  • The end of reading is not more books but more life.
    (Holbrook Jackson)

  • Genius is initiative on fire.
    (Holbrook Jackson)

  • Those who seek happiness miss it, and those who discuss it, lack it.
    (Holbrook Jackson)

  • The poor are the only consistent altruists; they sell all they have and give it to the rich.
    (Holbrook Jackson)


  • Your library is your portrait.
    (Holbrook Jackson)

  • As soon as an idea is accepted it is time to reject it
    (Holbrook Jackson)

  • Patience has its limits, take it too far and it's cowardice.
    (Holbrook Jackson)

  • Beware of your habits. The better they are the more surely they will be your undoing.
    (Holbrook Jackson)

  • No man is ever old enough to know better.
    (Holbrook Jackson)

  • Suffer fools gladly; they may be right.
    (Holbrook Jackson)

  • Intuition is reason in a hurry.
    (Holbrook Jackson)

  • A mother never realizes that her children are no longer children.
    (Holbrook Jackson)

  • Only one-fourth of the sorrow in each man's life is caused by outside uncontrollable elements, the rest is self-imposed by failing to analyze and act with calmness.
    (Holbrook Jackson)

  • The possession of a great many things, even the best of things, tends to blind one to the value of anything.
    (Holbrook Jackson)


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