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  • #1
    Henry David Thoreau
    “Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations.”
    Henry David Thoreau, Walden

  • #2
    Edmund Burke
    “Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.”
    Edmund Burke

  • #3
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
    Eleanor Roosevelt, This is My Story

  • #4
    “A different world cannot be built by indifferent people.”
    Robert Blair

  • #5
    Henry David Thoreau
    “I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practise resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms...”
    Henry David Thoreau

  • #6
    Mortimer J. Adler
    “In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you.”
    Mortimer J. Adler

  • #7
    Clifton Fadiman
    “When you re-read a classic you do not see in the book more than you did before. You see more in you than there was before.”
    Clifton Fadiman, Any Number Can Play

  • #8
    Clifton Fadiman
    “Books act like a developing fluid on film. That is, they bring into consciousness what you didn’t know you knew.”
    Clifton Fadiman, The New Lifetime Reading Plan: The Classic Guide to World Literature, Revised and Expanded

  • #9
    Robert Maynard Hutchins
    “Nobody can decide for himself whether he is going to be a human being. The only question open to him is whether he will be an ignorant undeveloped one or one who has sought to reach the highest point he is capable of attaining.”
    Robert Maynard Hutchins, The Great Conversation: The Substance Of A Liberal Education

  • #10
    Laurence Sterne
    “I have undertaken, you see, to write not only my life, but my opinions also; hoping and expecting that your knowledge of my character, and of what kind of a mortal I am, by the one, would give you a better relish for the other: As you proceed further with me, the slight acquaintance which is now beginning betwixt us, will grow into familiarity; and that, unless one of us is in fault, will terminate in friendship.”
    Laurence Sterne, The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

  • #11
    E.M. Forster
    “How do I know what I think until I see what I say?”
    E.M. Forster

  • #12
    “Books are the compasses and telescopes and sextants and charts which other men have prepared to help us navigate the dangerous seas of human life.”
    Jesse Lee Bennett

  • #13
    Mother Teresa
    “A life not lived for others is not a life.”
    Mother Teresa

  • #14
    Friendship ... is born at the moment when one man says to another What! You
    “Friendship ... is born at the moment when one man says to another "What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . .”
    C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

  • #15
    Graeme Simsion
    “Unlike the stereotypical wedding dress, it was—to use a technical term—elegant, like a computer algorithm that achieved an impressive outcome with just a few lines of code.”
    Graeme Simsion, The Rosie Effect

  • #16
    “leadership is the medium through which one expresses one’s deepest values.”
    Leonard Doohan, SPIRITUAL LEADERSHIP How to Become a Great Spiritual Leader



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