Joshua Sylvester Tetrasticha -
■ Who readth much and never meditates, is like the greedy eater of much food, who so surcloys his stomach with his cates, That commonly they do him little good.
Thomas a Kempis, limitation of Christ -
■ verify, when the day of judgement comes, we shall not be asked what we have read, but what we have done.
James Thomsom, Sunday Up the River -
■ Give a man a pipe he Can smoke, Give a man a book he can read; And his home is bright with a Calm delight, Though the room be poor indeed.
Francis Bacon, Essay; Of studies -
■ Reading maketh a full man; Conference a ready man; writing an exact man.
Jeremy Collier, of the Entertainment of Books -
■ A man may as well expect to grow stronger always being as wiser by always reading.