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Rank #1
 4.1
539 votes

The greatest gift is a passion for reading. 

- Elizabeth Hardwick

Rank #2
 4.2
522 votes

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

- Frederick Douglass

Rank #3
 4.1
345 votes

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

- Gandhi (1869-1948)

Rank #4
 4.1
225 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 #5
 4.1
450 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 #6
 4.3
548 votes

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

- Harry S. Truman

Rank #7
 4.1
303 votes

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

- Hazel Rochman

Rank #8
 4.1
285 votes

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

- Jacqueline Kennedy

Rank #9
 4.2
381 votes

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

- Joseph Brodsky

Rank #10
 4.1
278 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 #11
 4.1
284 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 #12
 4.1
370 votes

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

- Lyndon Baines Johnson

Rank #13
 4.2
499 votes

Today a reader, tomorrow a leader. 

- Margaret Fuller

Rank #14
 4.2
363 votes

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

- Mark Twain

Rank #15
 4.1
301 votes

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

- Mark Twain

Rank #16
 4.1
310 votes

Reading is a discount ticket to everywhere. 

- Mary Schmich

Rank #17
 4.1
257 votes

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

- Maud Casey

Rank #18
 4.1
382 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 #19
 4.1
340 votes

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

- Samuel Johnson

Rank #20
 4.1
335 votes

Today a reader, tomorrow a leader. 

- W. Fusselman

Rank #21
 4.2
349 votes

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

- Walt Disney

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