Reading Proverbs

Saying about Reading

He who can read and write has four eyes. ~ Albanian Proverbs

Those who do not read are no better off than those who cannot read. ~ Traditional Proverb

A prudent man will read the letter from back to front. ~ Turkish Proverb

You don’t have to know much to read, but you do to cook. ~ Turkish Proverbs

If you believe everything you read, better not read. ~ Japanese Proverb

When you have read a book for the first time, you get to know a friend; read it for a second time and you meet an old friend. ~ Chinese Proverb

Heaven on earth is to be found on horseback, reading books and between a woman’s breasts. ~ Arabian Proverb

It’s better to not read at all than to believe everything you read. The day you decide to do it is your lucky day. ~ Japanese Proverbs

Quotations about Reading

Favorite Reading Quote

I’m not addicted to reading. I can quit as soon as I finish the next chapter. ~ Author Unknown

Reading makes a full Man, Meditation a profound Man, Discourse a clear Man. ~ Benjamin Franklin Quotes

Read to live, not live to read. ~ Edward Bulwer-Lytton

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

Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it. ~ P.J. O’Rourke

Reading a book is a dangerous thing, Justine. A book can make you find room in yourself for something you never thought you’d understand. Or worse, something you never wanted to understand. ~ Glen Duncan

A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies…. The man who never reads lives only one. ~ George R. R. Martin

A good reader is nearly as rare as a good writer. People bring their prejudices, whether friendly or adverse. They are lamp and spectacles, lighting and magnifying the page. ~ Robert Eldridge Aris Willmott

The man who doesn’t read has no advantage over the man who can’t read. ~ Author unknown

The man who has not the habit of reading is imprisoned in his immediate world. ~ Lin Yutang

I never know what I think about something until I read what I’ve written on it. ~ William Faulkner

Think before you speak. Read before you think. ~ Fran Lebowitz

What is reading but silent conversation. ~ Walter Savage Landor

Reading is a mere makeshift for original thinking. ~ Arthur Schopenhauer

The foolish read to escape reality; the wise surrender to it. ~ Tom Heehler

It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it. ~ Oscar Wilde

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

The danger of reading too much is that we shall have only the thoughts of others. The danger of reading too little or none at all, that we shall have none but our own. ~ Lord Acton

No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting. ~ Lady W. M. Montague

We read in bed because reading is halfway between life and dreaming, our own consciousness in someone else’s mind. ~ Anna Quindlen

In a polite age almost every person becomes a reader, and receives more instruction from the Press than the Pulpit. ~ Oliver Goldsmith

We read to know we’re not alone. ~ William Nicholson

The man who does not read … has no advantage over the man who can’t read. ~ Mark Twain Quotes

Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world. ~ Voltaire Quotes

Accurate reading on a wide range of subjects makes the scholar; careful selection of the better makes the saint. ~ John Of Salisbury

What is twice read is commonly better remembered than what is transcribed. ~ Samuel Johnson

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

To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting. ~ Edmund Burke

Reading is the way out of ignorance, and the road to achievement. ~ Ben Carson

Reading means borrowing. ~ Georg C. Lichtenberg

That was the problem with reading: you always had to pick up again at the very thing that had made you stop reading the day before. ~ Nicholson Baker

The art of reading is in great part that of acquiring a better understanding of life from one’s encounter with it in a book. ~ André Maurois

In reality, people read because they want to write. Anyway, reading is a sort of rewriting. ~ Jean-Paul Sartre

The flood of print has turned reading into a process of gulping rather than savoring. ~ Warren Chappell

Reading is thinking with some one else’s head instead of one’s own. ~ Arthur Schopenhauer

The first time I read an excellent work, it is to me just as if I gained a new friend; and when I read over a book I have perused before, it resembles the meeting of an old one. ~ Sir James Goldsmith

We have not read an author till we have seen his object, whatever it may be, as he saw it. ~ Thomas Carlyle

People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading. ~ Logan Pearsall Smith

It’s called reading. It’s how people install new software into their brains. ~ Randy Glasbergen

You know you’ve read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend. ~ Paul Sweeney

We may read, and read, and read again, and still find something new, something to please, and something to instruct. ~ James Hurdis

The ability to read awoke inside of me some long dormant craving to be mentally alive. ~ Malcolm X

Love of reading enables a man to exchange the wearisome hours of life which come to every one, for hours of delight. ~ Montesquieu

Reading … the best state possible in which to keep absolute loneliness at bay. ~ William Styron

As a rule reading fiction is as hard to me as trying to hit a target by hurling feathers at it. I need resistance to celebrate! ~ William James

Reading and writing are as necessary to him as eating and drinking, and he hopes he will never lack for books. ~ Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

People read everything nowadays, except books. ~ Madame Swetchine

If you don’t have the time to read, you don’t have the time or the tools to write. ~ Stephen King

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

Reading is sometimes an ingenious device for avoiding thought. ~ Sir Arthur Helps

Reading Proverbs

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