15 of the Greatest Lessons You Learned from a Book
From the silly to the profound, the lessons we discover in books have a habit of sticking.
We don't fault the Chronicles of Narnia fan for still checking the backs of wardrobes…just in case. (Book lesson #4,552,134: Magic exists.) And we understand when an Austen enthusiast gives a bleak fellow a chance. He could be her tragically misunderstood Mr. Darcy, right? (Book lesson #1,329,827: Prejudice is bad.)
So what book lessons have stuck with you? We asked for your favorites on Facebook and Twitter, and we were not disappointed. Check out some of the best below.
A lesson from To Kill a Mockingbird
"You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view…. Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it."
A quote submitted by Alona
A lesson from The Sandman
"That dreams and ideas are truly the strongest power in the universe and that one should never stop dreaming."
Submitted by Donald
A lesson from The Brothers Karamazov
"The biggest lies are the ones we tell ourselves."
Submitted by Deborah
A lesson from Tuesdays with Morrie
"Sometimes you cannot believe what you see, you have to believe what you feel."
A quote submitted by Fatima
A lesson from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
"A towel is the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have."
A quote submitted by Scott
A lesson from God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater
"There's only one rule that I know of, babies—God damn it, you've got to be kind."
A quote submitted by Shannon
A lesson from A Song of Ice and Fire
"If you betray someone, don't accept any wedding invitations from that person."
Submitted by Leo
A lesson from Siddhartha
"Searching means: having a goal. But finding means: being free, being open, having no goal."
A quote submitted by Karina
A lesson from The Giving Tree
"The value of true and lasting friendships. They will enrich your life and break your heart at times…but they are so valuable."
A quote submitted by Alisha
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