February 29, 2012

Reading.... What does it Profit?

Disclaimer- I just want to make sure you understand that even though I quotes these men, I am not  necessarily approving of what they have done,  other things they have said etc. 


“Reading is not an end to itself, but a means to an end.”
― Adolf Hitler



“Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for granted ...but to weigh and consider.”
― Francis Bacon



“Books can ignite fires in your mind, because they carry ideas for kindling, and art for matches.”
― Gary D. Schmidt



“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



“If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.”
― Haruki Murakami


Give yourself unto reading.”
The man who never reads will never be read;
he who never quotes will never be quoted.
He who will not use the thoughts of other men’s brains,
proves that he has no brains of his own.
You need to read.
We are quite persuaded that the very best way for you to be spending your leisure time,
is to be either reading or praying.
You may get much instruction from books
which afterwards you may use as a true weapon in your Lord and Master’s service.
Paul cries, “Bring the books” — join in the cry.

― Charles H. Spurgeon


“No book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally – and often far more – worth reading at the age of fifty and beyond.”
― 
C.S. Lewis

“A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.”
― George R.R. Martin

“Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new after all.”
― Abraham Lincoln


“My life - my personality, my habits, even my speech - is a combination of the books I choose to read, the people I choose to listen to, and the thoughts I choose to tolerate in my mind”
― Andy Andrews

“I must study Politics and War that my sons may have liberty to study Mathematics and Philosophy. My sons ought to study Mathematics and Philosophy, Geography, natural History, Naval Architecture, navigation, Commerce and Agriculture, in order to give their Children a right to study Painting, Poetry, Music, Architecture, Statuary, Tapestry and Porcelaine. (May 12, 1780)”
― 
John Adams


“Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.” 
― Richard Steele

The best books of men are soon exhausted--
they are cisterns, and not springing fountains.
You enjoy them very much at the first acquaintance,
and you think you could hear them a hundred times over-
but you could not- you soon find them wearisome.
Very speedily a man eats too much honey:
even children at length are cloyed with sweets.

All human books grow stale after a time-
but with the Word of God the desire to study it increases,
while the more you know of it the less you think you know.

The Book grows upon you: as you dive into its depths
you have a fuller perception of the infinity which remains
to be explored. You are still sighing to enjoy more of that
which it is your bliss to taste.

― Charles H. Spurgeon