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.
The end of reading is not more books but more life.
Genius is initiative on fire.
Those who seek happiness miss it, and those who discuss it, lack it.
The poor are the only consistent altruists; they sell all they have and give it to the rich.
Your library is your portrait.
As soon as an idea is accepted it is time to reject it
Patience has its limits, take it too far and it's cowardice.
Beware of your habits. The better they are the more surely they will be your undoing.
No man is ever old enough to know better.
Suffer fools gladly; they may be right.
Intuition is reason in a hurry.
A mother never realizes that her children are no longer children.
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.
The possession of a great many things, even the best of things, tends to blind one to the value of anything.
A good book is always on tap it may be decanted and drunk a hundred times, and it is still there for further imbibement.
When in doubt, risk it.
A large, still book is a piece of quietness, succulent and nourishing in a noisy world, which I approach and imbibe with a sort of greedy enjoyment, as Marcel Proust said of those rooms of his old home whose air was saturated with the bouquet of silence.
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