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Readers are plentiful: thinkers are rare.
– Harriet MartineauRate it:
Readers are plentiful; thinkers are rare.
– Harriet MartineauRate it:
Readily people do not accept any ordinary to behave like an extraordinary unless and until some extraordinary but preferably wealthy approves him to be not ordinary.
– Anuj SomanyRate it:
Readiness of speech is often inability to hold the tongue.
– Jean Baptiste RousseauRate it:
Reading by itself is certainly not sufficient to breed wistfulness; a natural-born peculiarity of wisdom ought to exist in one's very brain cells, and reflected on his very deep beliefs and thoughts..
– The wise Pharoah MoeRate it:
Reading furnishes the mind only with material for knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
– John LockeRate it:
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
– John LockeRate it:
Reading is a beautiful prayer for knowledge.
– Debasish Mridha, M.D.Rate it:
Reading is sometimes an ingenious device for avoiding thought.
– Sir Arthur HelpsRate it:
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
– Sir Richard SteeleRate it:
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. It is wholesome and bracing for the mind to have its faculties kept on the stretch.
– Richard SteeleRate it:
Reading made Don Quixote a gentleman. Believing what he read made him mad.
– George Bernard ShawRate it:
Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man.
– Francis BaconRate it:
Reading music is the skill, while interpretation is the gift.
– anonymousRate it:
Reading musses up my mind.
– Henry FordRate it:
Reading this book is like waiting for the first shoe to drop.
– Ralph NovakRate it:
Reading transports me. I can go anywhere and never leave my chair. It lets me shake hands with new ideas.
– Rolfe NeillRate it:
Reading well is one of the great pleasures that solitude can afford you.
– Harold BloomRate it:
Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
– Albert EinsteinRate it:
Ready comprehension is often a knee-jerk response and the most dangerous form of understanding. It blinks an opaque screen over your ablility to learn. The judgemental precedents of law function that way, littering your path with dead ends. Be warned. Understand nothing. All comprehension is temporary.
– Frank Herbert, Chapterhouse Dune, Mentat FixeRate it:
Ready money works great cures.
– French ProverbRate it:
Ready tears are a sign of treachery, not of grief.
– Publilius SyrusRate it:
Reagan won because he ran against Jimmy Carter. Had he run unopposed he would have lost.
– Mort SahlRate it:
Real and solid happiness springs from moderation.
– GoetheRate it:
Real art is without irony. Irony distances the author from his material. Irony is a product of something. It's not the reason for doing something. Irony is a cheap shot.
– Robert AltmanRate it:

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