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Rank #1
 3.9
809 votes

To read is to fly: it is to soar to a point of vantage which gives a view over wide terrains of history, human variety, ideas, shared experience and the fruits of many inquiries. 

- A C Grayling, Financial Times (in a review of A History of Reading by Alberto Manguel)

Rank #2
 3.1
109 votes

Learning is not attained by chance. It must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence. 

- Abigail Adams

Rank #3
 4.0
710 votes

A capacity and taste for reading gives access to whatever has already been discovered by others. 

- Abraham Lincoln

Rank #4
 4.0
584 votes

The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who'll get me a book I ain't read. 

- Abraham Lincoln

Rank #5
 3.7
81 votes

Education is bitter but the fruit is sweet. 

- Agustin Marissa

Rank #6
 3.7
46 votes

To succeed, you will soon learn, as I did, the importance of a solid foundation in the basics of education - literacy, both verbal and numerical, and communication skills. 

- Alan Greenspan

Rank #7
 3.3
90 votes

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. 

- Albert Einstein

Rank #8
 3.2
78 votes

The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn. 

- Alvin Toffler

Rank #9
 3.8
415 votes

To read a writer is for me not merely to get an idea of what he says, but to go off with him and travel in his company. 

- Andre Gide

Rank #10
 4.0
430 votes

Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself. You bring to a novel, anything you read, all your experience of the world. You bring your history and you read it in your own terms. 

- Angela Carter

Rank #11
 3.8
344 votes

Give me a man or woman who has read a thousand books and you give me an interesting companion. Give me a man or woman who has read perhaps three and you give me a dangerous enemy indeed. 

- Anne Rice, The Witching Hour

Rank #12
 3.7
29 votes

A critic is a legless man who teaches running, 

- Anonymous

Rank #13
 3.5
92 votes

A library is a hospital for the mind. 

- Anonymous

Rank #14
 3.3
21 votes

One hundred years from now, It will not matter what kind of car I drove, What kind of house I lived in, Or how much money I had in the bank, But the world may be a better place because I made a difference in a child's life. 

- Anonymous

Rank #15
 4.0
180 votes

A word of encouragement during a failure is worth more than an hour of praise after success. 

- Anonymous

Rank #16
 4.1
982 votes

If you can read this, thank a teacher. 

- Anonymous teacher

Rank #17
 3.3
61 votes

Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow. 

- Anthony J. D'Angelo, The College Blue Book

Rank #18
 3.9
300 votes

The habit of reading is the only enjoyment in which there is no alloy; it lasts when all other pleasures fade. 

- Anthony Trollope

Rank #19
 3.4
56 votes

The most useful piece of learning for the uses of life is to unlearn what is untrue. 

- Antisthenes

Rank #20
 4.0
93 votes

Native ability without education is like a tree without fruit. 

- Aristippus

Rank #21
 3.8
279 votes

All the best stories in the world are but one story in reality -- the story of escape. It is the only thing which interests us all and at all times, how to escape. 

- Arthur Christopher Benson

Rank #22
 3.7
265 votes

Reading is sometimes an ingenious device for avoiding thought. 

- Arthur Helps

Rank #23
 4.0
349 votes

Wear the old coat and buy the new book. 

- Austin Phelps

Rank #24
 3.9
217 votes

The ability to read awoke inside me some long dormant craving to be mentally alive. 

- Autobiography of Malcolm X, 1964

Rank #25
 4.0
175 votes

We shouldn't teach great books; we should teach a love of reading. 

- B. F. Skinner

Rank #26
 4.0
257 votes

The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you. 

- B.B. King

Rank #27
 3.9
201 votes

He that loves a book will never want a faithful friend, a wholesome counselor, a cheerful companion, an effectual comforter. By study, by reading, by thinking, one may innocently divert and pleasantly entertain himself, as in all weathers, as in all fortunes. 

- Barrow

Rank #28
 4.0
185 votes

Life-transforming ideas have always come to me through books. 

- Bell Hooks

Rank #29
 3.3
49 votes

An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest. 

- Benjamin Franklin

Rank #30
 3.3
16 votes

Unfortunately, the elimination of incentives such as parole, good time credits and funding for college courses, means that fewer inmates participate in and excel in literacy, education, treatment and other development programs. 

- Bobby Scott

Rank #31
 3.9
94 votes

Unfortunately, the elimination of incentives such as parole, good time credits and funding for college courses, means that fewer inmates participate in and excel in literacy, education, treatment and other development programs. 

- Bobby Scott

Rank #32
 3.8
73 votes

When the student is ready, the master appears. 

- Buddhist Proverb

Rank #33
 3.9
88 votes

There are all kinds of things you can do to marry literacy with health. 

- C. Everett Koop

Rank #34
 4.3
742 votes

We read to know we are not alone. 

- C.S. Lewis

Rank #35
 3.1
43 votes

Accumulate learning by study, understand what you learn by questioning. 

- Cha'n Master Mingjiao

Rank #36
 3.9
176 votes

The fluent reader sounds good, is easy to listen to, and reads with enough expression to help the listener understand and enjoy the material. 

- Charles Clark, "Building Fluency: Do It Right and Do It Well!" (1999)

Rank #37
 3.8
34 votes

A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm. 

- Charles Schwab

Rank #38
 3.5
24 votes

Books are the quietest and most constant of friends ? and the most patient of teachers. 

- Charles W. Eliot

Rank #39
 4.1
382 votes

You're the same today as you'll be in five years except for the people you meet and the books you read. 

- Charlie "Tremendous" Jones

Rank #40
 3.3
48 votes

A single conversation with a wise man is better than ten years of study. 

- Chinese proverb

Rank #41
 3.2
55 votes

I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand. 

- Chinese proverb

Rank #42
 3.1
45 votes

Learning is like rowing upstream; not to advance is to drop back. 

- Chinese proverb

Rank #43
 4.3
430 votes

When you sell a man a book you don't sell him just 12 ounces of paper and ink and glue - you sell him a whole new life. 

- Christopher Morley

Rank #44
 3.4
33 votes

It is what we know already that often prevents us from learning. 

- Claude Bernard

Rank #45
 3.4
34 votes

Man can learn nothing unless he proceeds from the known to the unknown. 

- Claude Bernard

Rank #46
 3.8
65 votes

You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives. 

- Clay P. Bedford

Rank #47
 3.5
23 votes

Learning without thought is labor lost. 

- Confucius

Rank #48
 3.6
37 votes

You cannot open a book without learning something. 

- Confucius

Rank #49
 4.3
544 votes

No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance. 

- Confucius

Rank #50
 3.5
13 votes

Words are the voice of the heart. 

- Confucius

Rank #51
 3.8
224 votes

I used to walk to school with my nose buried in a book. 

- Coolio

Rank #52
 3.7
23 votes

Learn as much as you can while you are young, since life becomes too busy later. 

- Dana Stewart Scott

Rank #53
 4.0
47 votes

The problem facing a comprehender is analogous to the problem that a detective faces when trying to solve a crime. In both cases there is a set of clues. 

- David E. Rumelhart, "Understanding Reading Comprehension"

Rank #54
 3.4
16 votes

What is easy and obvious is never valued; and even what is in itself difficult, if we come to knowledge of it without difficulty, and without and stretch of thought or judgment, is but little regarded. 

- David Hume

Rank #55
 3.4
20 votes

The sweetest path of life leads through the avenues of learning, and whoever can open up the way for another, ought, so far, to be esteemed a benefactor to mankind. 

- David Hume

Rank #56
 4.1
215 votes

It is better to read a little and ponder a lot than to read a lot and ponder a little. 

- Denis Parsons Burkitt

Rank #57
 4.2
351 votes

The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of the past centuries. 

- Descartes

Rank #58
 4.1
45 votes

When I get a little money, I buy books. And if there is any left over, I buy food. 

- Desiderius Erasmus

Rank #59
 3.4
68 votes

Nothing about it interested me. Or about anything else, except making up stories. If literacy weren't so nearly universal, God knows what I'd be. A drain on the State, I shouldn't wonder. 

- Donald E. Westlake

Rank #60
 3.5
11 votes

This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force. 

- Dorothy Parker

Rank #61
 4.1
202 votes

The connection between reading speed and comprehension; a film is made up of still images flashed in rapid succession to simulate movement. Slow down the film, and the movement and meaning slows and the film's impact is diminished. Viewers won't learn as much about the film as if it were shown at normal speed. With reading the same thing can happen. When a person reads word by word, like frame by frame, they are not reading on the level of ideas. You need to read on some level that's more conversational and allows things to coalesce into ideas themselves. 

- Doug Evans, Institute of Reading Development

Rank #62
 3.9
48 votes

You live and learn. At any rate, you live. 

- Douglas Adams

Rank #63
 3.8
10 votes

Growing up without books is growing up deprived and with a deprivation that puts one at risk for failure. 

- Dr. Perri Klass, Boston University School of Medicine

Rank #64
 4.5
854 votes

The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go. 

- Dr. Seuss, "I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!"

Rank #65
 4.0
78 votes

We have ignored cultural literacy in thinking about education. We ignore the air we breathe until it is thin or foul. Cultural literacy is the oxygen of social intercourse.  

- E. D. Hirsch, Jr.

Rank #66
 3.4
20 votes

Make the work interesting and the discipline will take care of itself. 

- E.B. White

Rank #67
 3.8
67 votes

One hour per day of study in your chosen field is  all it takes. One hour per day of study will put you at the top of your field within three years. Within five years you'll be a national authority. In seven years, you can be one of the best people in the world at what you do. 

- Earl Nightingale

Rank #68
 3.7
36 votes

I am learning all the time. The tombstone will be my diploma. 

- Eartha Kitt

Rank #69
 4.3
454 votes

Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting. 

- Edmund Burke

Rank #70
 3.2
17 votes

Every man who observes vigilantly and resolves steadfastly grows unconsciously into genius. 

- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

Rank #71
 4.2
111 votes

Education is a vaccine for violence. 

- Edward James Olmos

Rank #72
 4.3
252 votes

A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it, or explore an explosive idea without fear it will go off in your face. It is one of the few havens remaining where a man's mind can get both provocation and privacy. 

- Edward P. Morgan

Rank #73
 4.3
267 votes

This will never be a civilized country until we expend more money for books than we do for chewing gum. 

- Elbert Hubbard

Rank #74
 4.3
380 votes

The greatest gift is a passion for reading. 

- Elizabeth Hardwick

Rank #75
 4.3
321 votes

Children are made readers on the laps of their parents. 

- Emilie Buchwald

Rank #76
 4.0
105 votes

How my life has been brought to undiscovered lands, and how much richer it gets - all from words printed on a page.... How a book can have 560 pages, but in only three pages change the reader's life. 

- Emoke B'Racz, Writing in Malaprop's Newsletter

Rank #77
 4.2
116 votes

Reading has given me more satisfaction than really anything else. 

- Fashion designer Bill Blass, quoted in Worth (September 1999)

Rank #78
 4.1
122 votes

Reading will give you lasting pleasure. 

- First Lady Laura Bush (quoted in U.S. News & World Report)

Rank #79
 4.2
191 votes

Some people will lie, cheat, steal and back-stab to get ahead... and to think, all they have to do is READ. 

- Fortune

Rank #80
 4.0
152 votes

Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few are to be chewed and digested. 

- Francis Bacon

Rank #81
 4.4
381 votes

Once you learn to read, you will be forever free. 

- Frederick Douglass

Rank #82
 3.3
23 votes

I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him. 

- Galileo Galilei

Rank #83
 4.4
214 votes

Live as if your were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. 

- Gandhi (1869-1948)

Rank #84
 4.2
131 votes

To feel most beautifully alive means to be reading something beautiful, ready always to apprehend in the flow of language the sudden flash of poetry. 

- Gaston Bachelard

Rank #85
 4.3
116 votes

You cannot help someone get up a hill without getting closer to the top yourself. 

- General H. Norman Schwarzkopf

Rank #86
 3.1
140 votes

You teach a child to read, and he or her will be able to pass a literacy test. 

- George W. Bush

Rank #87
 4.0
162 votes

The nonreading children are the greatest problem in American education. 

- Glenn Doman, "How to Teach Your Baby to Read"

Rank #88
 4.1
102 votes

Our mistakes and failures are always the first to strike us, and outweigh in our imagination what we have accomplished and attained. 

- Goethe

Rank #89
 4.3
179 votes

Through literacy you can begin to see the universe. Through music you can reach anybody. Between the two there is you, unstoppable. 

- Grace Slick

Rank #90
 2.8
20 votes

I can read a book twice as fast as anybody else. First I read the beginning, and then I read the ending, and then I start in the middle and read toward whichever end I like best. 

- Gracie Allen

Rank #91
 3.8
11 votes

From the moment I picked up your book until I laid it down, I was convulsed with laughter. Some day I intend reading it. 

- Groucho Marx

Rank #92
 4.5
128 votes

Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. 

- Groucho Marx

Rank #93
 4.3
336 votes

I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book. 

- Groucho Marx

Rank #94
 4.0
143 votes

Read in order to live. 

- Gustave Flaubert

Rank #95
 4.3
62 votes

What a school thinks about its library is a measure of what it thinks about education. 

- Harold Howe, former U.S. Commissioner of Education

Rank #96
 3.6
11 votes

Readers are plentiful: thinkers are rare. 

- Harriet Martineau

Rank #97
 3.1
18 votes

It's what you learn after you know it all that counts. 

- Harry S. Truman

Rank #98
 4.5
405 votes

Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers. 

- Harry S. Truman

Rank #99
 3.7
103 votes

All evidence points to the seemingly illogical conclusion that the faster most people read, the better they understand. 

- Harry Shefter, Faster Reading Self-Taught

Rank #100
 4.4
189 votes

Reading takes us away from home, but more important, it finds homes for us everywhere. 

- Hazel Rochman

Rank #101
 2.6
220 votes

When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading. 

- Henny Youngman

Rank #102
 3.1
17 votes

They know enough who know how to learn. 

- Henry Brooks Adams

Rank #103
 3.3
22 votes

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young. 

- Henry Ford

Rank #104
 2.9
18 votes

Get over the idea that only children should spend their time in study. Be a student so long as you still have something to learn, and this will mean all your life. 

- Henry L. Doherty

Rank #105
 4.0
28 votes

A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron. 

- Horace Mann

Rank #106
 3.2
22 votes

A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on a cold iron. 

- Horace Mann

Rank #107
 3.8
63 votes

Is it possible that literacy standards are falling because young Australians are growing up in a culture in which they can be entertained and informed, and in which they can communicate effectively, without having to master any but the most rudimentary literacy skills? 

- Hugh Mackay

Rank #108
 3.9
53 votes

Yet in our enthusiasm for the idea that everyone should be able to read and write fluently, we may be missing a crucial point: in today's culture, finely honed literacy skills are simply not as important as they once were. 

- Hugh Mackay

Rank #109
 4.0
97 votes

The goal in fluency instruction is not fast reading, although that happens to be a by-product of the instruction, but fluent meaning-filled reading. 

- International Reading Association

Rank #110
 3.3
19 votes

I am not a speed reader. I am a speed understander. 

- Isaac Asimov

Rank #111
 4.0
106 votes

There is an art of reading, as well as an art of thinking, and an art of writing. 

- Isaac D'Israeli

Rank #112
 3.1
18 votes

From listening comes wisdom, and from speaking repentence. 

- Italian proverb

Rank #113
 3.5
23 votes

In teaching, the greatest sin is to be boring. 

- J.F. Herbert

Rank #114
 4.4
140 votes

Never judge a book by its movie. 

- J.W. Eagan

Rank #115
 4.4
62 votes

It is important that students bring a certain ragamuffin, barefoot irreverence to their studies; they are not here to worship what is known, but to question it. 

- Jacob Bronowski

Rank #116
 4.4
191 votes

There are many little ways to enlarge your child's world. Love of books is the best of all. 

- Jacqueline Kennedy

Rank #117
 3.9
68 votes

If you want to work on the core problem, it's early school literacy. 

- James Barksdale, former CEO of Netscape

Rank #118
 4.2
106 votes

A bookstore is one of the only pieces of evidence we have that people are still thinking. 

- Jerry Seinfield

Rank #119
 3.1
16 votes

Surviving and thriving as a professional today demands two new approaches to the written word. First, it requires a new approach to orchestrating information, by skillfully choosing what to read and what to ignore. Second, it requires a new approach to integrating information, by reading faster and with greater comprehension. 

- Jimmy Calano

Rank #120
 3.4
17 votes

We live on an island surrounded by a sea of ignorance. As our island of knowledge grows, so does the shores of our ignorance. 

- John A. Wheeler

Rank #121
 4.3
128 votes

When we read a story, we inhabit it. The covers of the book are like a roof and four walls. What is to happen next will take place within the four walls of the story. And this is possible because the story's voice makes everything its own. 

- John Berger

Rank #122
 3.3
15 votes

Liberty without learning is always in peril; learning without liberty is always in vain. 

- John F. Kennedy

Rank #123
 3.9
29 votes

Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours. 

- John Locke

Rank #124
 3.8
26 votes

The important thing is not so much that every child should be taught, as that every child should be given the wish to learn. 

- John Lubbock

Rank #125
 3.6
7 votes

October is crisp days and cool nights, a time to curl up around the dancing flames and sink into a good book. 

- John Sinor

Rank #126
 3.9
25 votes

One of the reasons people stop learning is that they become less and less willing to risk failure. 

- John W. Gardner

Rank #127
 4.1
108 votes

Never read a book through merely because you have begun it. 

- John Witherspoon

Rank #128
 3.9
71 votes

Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors. 

- Joseph Addison

Rank #129
 4.5
279 votes

There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them. 

- Joseph Brodsky

Rank #130
 4.1
121 votes

The great objection to new books is that they prevent our reading old ones. 

- Joseph Joubert

Rank #131
 4.4
146 votes

To teach is to learn twice. 

- Joseph Joubert

Rank #132
 4.4
187 votes

It is not enough to simply teach children to read; we have to give them something worth reading. Something that will stretch their imaginations--something that will help them make sense of their own lives and encourage them to reach out toward people whose lives are quite different from their own. 

- Katherine Patterson

Rank #133
 4.4
66 votes

Fluency is important because it provides a bridge between word recognition and comprehension. 

- Kelly L. Briggs, "Reading in the Classroom" (2003)

Rank #134
 3.6
8 votes

Save the child and you save the nation. 

- L. Ron Hubbard

Rank #135
 4.0
77 votes

No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting. She will not want new fashions nor regret the loss of expensive diversions or variety of company if she can be amused with an author in her closet. 

- Lady Montagu

Rank #136
 3.4
18 votes

Learning never exhausts the mind. 

- Leonardo da Vinci

Rank #137
 4.2
117 votes

People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading. 

- Logan Pearsall Smith

Rank #138
 4.3
123 votes

It is well to read everything of something, and something of everything. 

- Lord Henry P. Brougham

Rank #139
 4.4
199 votes

No skill is more crucial to the future of a child, or to a democratic and prosperous society, than literacy. 

- Los Angeles Times, "A Child Literacy Initiative for the Greater Los Angeles Area"

Rank #140
 4.2
146 votes

Teaching reading IS rocket science. 

- Louisa Moats

Rank #141
 4.4
277 votes

A book is the most effective weapon against intolerance and ignorance. 

- Lyndon Baines Johnson

Rank #142
 4.2
40 votes

When separated, flour, salt, yeast and water do not posess the unique poperties of bread. 

- Lyndon W. Seaross and John E. Readence

Rank #143
 3.8
65 votes

Listening to good models of fluent reading, students can learn how a reader's voice can help text make sense. 

- M.R. Kuhn & S.A. Stahl, "Fluency: A Review of Development and Remedial Practices" (2003)

Rank #144
 3.9
101 votes

Everyone probably thinks that I'm a raving nymphomaniac, that I have an insatiable sexual appetite, when the truth is I'd rather read a book. 

- Madonna (1991)

Rank #145
 4.3
70 votes

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. 

- Mahatma Gandhi

Rank #146
 2.7
110 votes

It has been established beyond a shadow of doubt that readers in general waste a great deal of time and effort. 

- Manya and Eric De Leeuw, Read Better, Read Faster: A New Approach to Efficient Reading

Rank #147
 4.0
88 votes

Every reader finds himself. The writer's work is merely a kind of optical instrument that makes it possible for the reader to discern what, without this book, he would perhaps never have seen in himself. 

- Marcel Proust

Rank #148
 4.4
387 votes

Today a reader, tomorrow a leader. 

- Margaret Fuller

Rank #149
 3.3
14 votes

Children not only have to learn what their parents learned in school, but also have to learn how to learn. This has to be recognized as a new problem which is only partly solved. 

- Margaret Mead

Rank #150
 4.0
52 votes

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed it is the only thing that ever has. 

- Margaret Mead

Rank #151
 3.7
70 votes

A text is at a students' independent reading level if they can read it with about 95% accuracy. 

- Marie B. Clay, "An observation survey of early literacy achievement" (1993)

Rank #152
 3.8
62 votes

As the child approaches a new text he is entitled to an introduction so that when he reads, the gist of the... story can provide some guide for a fluent reading. 

- Marie Clay

Rank #153
 4.2
92 votes

Reading aloud with children is known to be the single most important activity for building the knowledge and skills they will eventually require for learning to read. 

- Marilyn Jager Adams

Rank #154
 3.8
30 votes

Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned. 

- Mark Twain

Rank #155
 4.5
269 votes

The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read. 

- Mark Twain

Rank #156
 4.3
224 votes

A classic is something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read. 

- Mark Twain

Rank #157
 3.9
58 votes

Schizophrenia may be a necessary consequence of literacy. 

- Marshall McLuhan

Rank #158
 3.8
31 votes

Everyone can be great because everyone can serve. 

- Martin Luther King Jr.

Rank #159
 4.3
148 votes

A good book is the best of friends, the same today and forever. 

- Martin Tupper

Rank #160
 3.4
16 votes

You don't understand anything until you learn it more than one way. 

- Marvin Minsky

Rank #161
 3.2
17 votes

Almost anything can become a learning experience if there is enough caring involved. 

- Mary MacCracken

Rank #162
 4.4
230 votes

Reading is a discount ticket to everywhere. 

- Mary Schmich

Rank #163
 4.3
182 votes

Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are. 

- Mason Cooley

Rank #164
 4.4
177 votes

I was born with a reading list I will never finish. 

- Maud Casey

Rank #165
 4.2
111 votes

There is no substitute for books in the life of a child. 

- May Ellen Chase

Rank #166
 3.7
61 votes

Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.
 

- Maya Angelou

Rank #167
 3.2
15 votes

The kind of teacher who is afraid that they are going to be replaced by a computer should be. 

- Michael Fullan

Rank #168
 3.3
15 votes

Research shows that you begin learning in the womb and go right on learning until the moment you pass on. Your brain has a capacity for learning that is virtually limitless, which makes every human a potential genius. 

- Michael J. Gelb

Rank #169
 3.8
59 votes

When I worked on my game, that's what I thought about. When it happened, I set another goal, a reasonable, manageable goal that I could realistically achieve if I worked hard enough. I guess I approached it with the end in mind. I knew exactly where I wanted to go, and I focused on getting there. 

- Michael Jordan

Rank #170
 4.2
107 votes

A big book is like a serious relationship; it requires a commitment. Not only that, but there's no guarantee that you will enjoy it, or that it will have a happy ending. 

- Mick Foley

Rank #171
 3.3
18 votes

Learning is a treasure which accompanies its owner everywhere. 

- Microsoft Encarta CD

Rank #172
 4.0
54 votes

The major accomplishment of analyzing illiteracy so far has been the listing of symptoms: the decrease in functional literacy; a general degradation of writing skills and reading comprehension; an alarming increase of packaged language (cliches used in speeches, canned messages); and a general tendency to substitute visual media (especially television and video) for written language. 

- Mihai Nadin "The Civilization of Illiteracy"

Rank #173
 4.2
118 votes

Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life. 

- Mortimer Adler

Rank #174
 3.4
20 votes

In the case of good books, the point is not how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you. 

- Mortimer Adler

Rank #175
 3.4
16 votes

The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as long as we live. 

- Mortimer Adler

Rank #176
 3.0
80 votes

Thank you for sending me a copy of your book ? I?ll waste no time reading it. 

- Moses Hadas

Rank #177
 4.1
80 votes

To be successful in life what you need is education, not literacy and degrees. 

- Munshi Premchand

Rank #178
 3.6
63 votes

Fluency is a bigger problem for many American middle graders than accuracy. 

- National Reading Panel, 2000

Rank #179
 4.0
84 votes

Students who do not develop reading fluency, regardless of how bright they are, are likely to remain poor readers throughout their lives. 

- National Reading Panel, 2000

Rank #180
 3.9
66 votes

There is ample evidence that one of the major differences between poor and good readers is the difference in the quantity of total time they spend reading. 

- National Reading Panel, 2000

Rank #181
 4.2
33 votes

Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions. 

- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Rank #182
 3.5
23 votes

In order to learn, one must change one's mind. 

- Orson Scott Card

Rank #183
 3.0
98 votes

have given up reading books; I find it takes my mind off myself. 

- Oscar Levant

Rank #184
 3.5
22 votes

You can learn from anyone even your enemy. 

- Ovid

Rank #185
 4.1
157 votes

Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it. 

- P. J. O'Rourke

Rank #186
 3.2
16 votes

In the spider-web of facts, many a truth is strangled. 

- Paul Eldridge

Rank #187
 3.2
17 votes

We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change. And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn. 

- Peter Drucker

Rank #188
 4.2
99 votes

Never discourage anyone...who continually makes progress, no matter how slow. 

- Plato

Rank #189
 4.3
150 votes

Literacy is not a luxury, it is a right and a responsibility. If our world is to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century we must harness the energy and creativity of all our citizens. 

- President Clinton on International Literacy Day, September 8th 1994

Rank #190
 4.0
29 votes

Too many of our children cannot read. Reading is the building block, and it must be the foundation for education reform. 

- President George W. Bush (2001)

Rank #191
 2.9
118 votes

You teach a child to read, and he or she will be able to pass a literacy test. 

- President George W. Bush (Townsend, Tennessee, Feb. 21, 2001)

Rank #192
 3.3
18 votes

I learned the way a monkey learns - by watching its parents. 

- Prince Charles

Rank #193
 4.2
188 votes

A man is known by the books he reads. 

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Rank #194
 3.8
60 votes

In the highest civilization, the book is still the highest delight. He who has once known its satisfactions is provided with a resource against calamity. 

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Rank #195
 4.3
194 votes

You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them. 

- Ray Bradbury

Rank #196
 3.6
21 votes

You learn something every day if you pay attention. 

- Ray LeBlond

Rank #197
 3.7
65 votes

Effective readers, even at their earliest levels, read in five to seven word phrases rather than word by word. 

- Richard L. Allington, "What Really Matters for Struggling Readers" (2001)

Rank #198
 4.3
178 votes

Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. 

- Richard Steele

Rank #199
 4.4
292 votes

So please, oh PLEASE, we beg, we pray, Go throw your TV set away, And in its place you can install, A lovely bookshelf on the wall. 

- Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Rank #200
 3.3
7 votes

Drawing on my fine command of the English language, I said nothing. 

- Robert Benchley

Rank #201
 4.2
96 votes

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper. 

- Robert Frost

Rank #202
 3.5
22 votes

Responsibility for the learning belongs to the student, regardless of age. 

- Robert Martin

Rank #203
 3.7
34 votes

Taking an interest in what students are thinking and doing is often as much more powerful form of encouragement than praise. 

- Robert Martin

Rank #204
 3.9
64 votes

A computer does not substitute for judgment any more than a pencil substitutes for literacy. But writing without a pencil is no particular advantage. 

- Robert S. McNamara

Rank #205
 2.8
9 votes

Authors like cats because they are such quiet, lovable, wise creatures, and cats like authors for the same reasons. 

- Robertson Davies

Rank #206
 4.2
114 votes

A truly great book should be read in youth, again in maturity and once more in old age, as a fine building should be seen by morning light, at noon and by moonlight. 

- Robertson Davies

Rank #207
 4.2
124 votes

It is not true we have only one life to love, if we can read, we can live as many lives and as many kinds of lives as we wish. 

- S.I. Hayakawa

Rank #208
 4.3
254 votes

A writer only begins a book. A reader finishes it. 

- Samuel Johnson

Rank #209
 4.0
114 votes

A man ought to read just as inclination leads him, for what he reads as a task will do him little good. 

- Samuel Johnson

Rank #210
 4.2
145 votes

Choose an author as you choose a friend. 

- Sir Christopher Wren

Rank #211
 4.2
90 votes

To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life. 

- Somerset Maugham

Rank #212
 3.9
63 votes

The world may be full of fourth-rate writers but it's also full of fourth-rate readers. 

- Stan Barstow

Rank #213
 3.5
89 votes

Babies are born with the instinct to speak, the way spiders are born with the instinct to spin webs. You don't need to train babies to speak; they just do. But reading is different. 

- Steven Pinker

Rank #214
 3.9
10 votes

I'm writing a book. I've got the page numbers done. 

- Steven Wright

Rank #215
 2.4
17 votes

I took a course in speed reading. Then I got Reader's Digest on microfilm. By the time I got the machine set up, I was done. 

- Steven Wright

Rank #216
 4.2
36 votes

The primary purpose of a liberal education is to make one's mind a pleasant place in which to spend one's leisure. 

- Sydney Harris

Rank #217
 3.9
27 votes

Most students treat knowledge as a liquid to be swallowed rather than as a solid to be chewed, and then they wonder why it provides little nourishment. 

- Sydney Harris

Rank #218
 3.4
10 votes

There was once a young man who, in his youth, professed his desire to become a great writer. When asked to define "great," he said, "I want to write stuff that the whole world will read, stuff that people will react to on a truly emotional level, stuff that will make them scream, cry, howl in pain and anger! 

- That man now works for Microsoft, writing error messages

Rank #219
 3.3
7 votes

All that mankind has done, thought, gained or been: It is all lying in magic preservation in the pages of books. 

- Thomas Carlyle

Rank #220
 3.8
85 votes

The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers. 

- Thomas Jefferson

Rank #221
 4.2
52 votes

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude. 

- Thomas Jefferson

Rank #222
 2.6
15 votes

The early development of speed reading can be traced to the beginning of the (20th) century, when the publication explosion swamped readers with more than they could possibly handle at normal reading rates. 

- Tony Buzan

Rank #223
 2.5
12 votes

Modern research has shown that your eye-brain system is thousands of times more complex and powerful than had previously been estimated, and that with proper training you can quickly reap the benefits of this enormous potential. 

- Tony Buzan

Rank #224
 4.2
107 votes

Literacy arouses hopes, not only in society as a whole but also in the individual who is striving for fulfilment, happiness and personal benefit by learning how to read and write. Literacy... means far more than learning how to read and write... The aim is to transmit... knowledge and promote social participation. 

- UNESCO Institute for Education, Hamburg, Germany

Rank #225
 4.2
136 votes

To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark. 

- Victor Hugo

Rank #226
 3.9
37 votes

We can learn something new any time we believe we can. 

- Virginia Satir

Rank #227
 4.3
130 votes

Let us read and let us dance - two amusements that will never do any harm to the world. 

- Voltaire

Rank #228
 4.3
94 votes

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. 

- W. B. Yeats

Rank #229
 4.3
243 votes

Today a reader, tomorrow a leader. 

- W. Fusselman

Rank #230
 3.0
12 votes

There are three rules for writing the novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are. 

- W. Somerset Maugham

Rank #231
 4.4
247 votes

There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island. 

- Walt Disney

Rank #232
 3.9
71 votes

The first law of skillful reading is merely an application of the Law of Relative Importance. You must perceive, first of all, the total offerings of the printed matter; then you must appraise these. 

- Walter Pitkin, The Art of Rapid Reading

Rank #233
 4.2
157 votes

What is reading but silent conversation? 

- Walter Savage Landor

Rank #234
 4.3
45 votes

The best education in the world is that got by struggling to get a living. 

- Wendell Phillips

Rank #235
 3.7
52 votes

Repetition is the mother of learning. 

- White Mountain Apache Indians Archives

Rank #236
 4.3
101 votes

Sixty years ago I knew everything. Now I know nothing. Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance. 

- Will Durant

Rank #237
 3.9
185 votes

Read, read, read. 

- William Faulkner

Rank #238
 3.2
12 votes

Words are the only things that last forever. 

- William Hazlitt

Rank #239
 4.1
120 votes

So it is with children who learn to read fluently and well: They begin to take flight into whole new worlds as effortlessly as young birds take to the sky. 

- William James

Rank #240
 4.0
116 votes

The only thing better than good English writing is - I can't think of anything. You just don't pour it pureed over your potatoes. You savor it as if it were a find chardonnay. What on Earth does it matter if you stop and repeat a phrase, roll it around on your tongue, dart a few lines ahead and then suddenly come back and reread it? If the phrase is good enough, you are supposed to stop and rejoice in it. 

- William Murchison

Rank #241
 4.2
271 votes

I divide all readers into two classes: Those who read to remember and those who read to forget. 

- William Phelps

Rank #242
 3.6
25 votes

I took a speed reading course and read "War and Peace" in twenty minutes. It involves Russia. 

- Woody Allen

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