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Thrilling Read thanks to Keith Blake

Even more inspiring than 'Phenomenology of Spirit'

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Easy reading is damn hard writing. - Nathaniel Hawthorne

The eyes have one language everywhere. - George Herbert

Well-behaved women seldom make history. - Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

Are we not like two volumes of one book? - Marceline Desbordes-Valmore

Americans like fat books and thin women. - Russell Baker

Tact is after all a kind of mind-reading. - Sarah Orne Jewett

I'm quite illiterate, but I read a lot. - J.D. Salinger

History will be kind to me for I intend to write it. - Winston Churchill

Do not read beauty magazines. They only make you feel ugly. - Mary Schmich

Those who don't know history are destined to repeat it. - Edmund Burke

Study history. In history lies all the secrets of statecraft. - Winston Churchill

In some areas I am more noted for reading then I am for cookies. - Wally Amos

England and America are two countries separated by a common language. - George Bernard Shaw

There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts. - Charles Dickens

I love hockey because of the respect for history and for the game itself. - George Vecsey

College is a place to keep warm between high school and an early marriage. - George Gobel

You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me. - C S Lewis

The worst thing about new books is that they keep us from reading the old ones. - John Wooden

Great literature is simply language charged with meaning to the utmost possible degree. - Ezra Pound

The college graduate is presented with a sheepskin to cover his intellectual nakedness. - Robert M. Hutchins

I can get motivated seeing a kid at my son's school overcome a learning disability. - Jason Alexander

All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn. - Ernest Hemingway

Having your book turned into a movie is like seeing your oxen turned into bouillon cubes. - John Le Carre

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

If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all. - Oscar Wilde

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

I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train. - Oscar Wilde

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

If there's a book you really want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it. - Toni Morrison

What if the kid you bullied at school, grew up, and turned out to be the only surgeon who could save your life? - Lynette Mather

I heard his library burned down and both books were destroyed - and one of them hadn't even been colored in yet. - Robertson Davies

Beware the stories you read or tell: subtly, at night, beneath the waters of consciousness, they are altering your world. - Ben Okri

Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him. - Dwight D Eisenhower

A doctor who cannot take a good history and a patient who cannot give one are in danger of giving and receiving bad treatment. - Unknown

Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book. - Ronald Reagan

Why aren't more gems from our great authors scattered over the country? Great books aren't within everybody's reach. - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart. - Nelson Mandela

Like many other women, I could not understand why every man who changed a diaper has felt impelled, in recent years, to write a book about it. - Barbara Ehrenreich

History has repeatedly been changed by people who had the desire and the ability to transfer their convictions and emotions to their listeners. - Dale Carnegie

Religions, which condemn the pleasures of sense, drive men to seek the pleasures of power. Throughout history power has been the vice of the ascetic. - Bertrand Russell


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