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A Quote by René Descartes on authors, books, conversation, good, men, past, reading, and study

The reading of all good books is indeed like a conversation with the noblest men of past centuries who were the authors of them, nay a carefully studied conversation, in which they reveal to us none but the best of their thoughts.

René Descartes (1596 - 1650)

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A Quote by Morihei Ueshiba on books, good, learning, listening, mountains, people, plants, study, teachers, truth, water, words, and world

Contemplate the workings of this world, listen to the words of the wise, take all that is good as your own. With this as your base, open your won door to truth. Do not overlook the truth that is right before you. Study how water flows in a valley stream, smoothly and freely between the rocks. Also learn from holy books and wise people. Everything-even mountains, rivers, plants, and trees-should be your teacher.

Morihei Ueshiba

Source: The Art of Peace

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A Quote by Les Brown on books and dreams

Begin to read a book that will help you move toward your dream.

Les Brown

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A Quote by Anthony (Tony) Robbins on books, change, cinema, decisions, and life

You must know that in any moment a decision you make can change the course of your life forever: the very next person stand behind in line or sit next to on an airplane, the very next phone call you make or receive, the very next movie you see or book you read or page you turn could be the one single thing that causes the floodgates to open, and all of the things that you've been waiting for to fall into place.

Tony Robbins (1960 -)

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on books, companions, friendship, interest, society, and writing

Writing a long and substantial book is like having a friend and companion at your side, to whom you can always turn for comfort and amusement, and whose society becomes more attractive as a new and widening field of interest.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Source: A Churchill Reader, edited by Colin Coote

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on anxiety, authors, books, familiarity, good, memory, quotations, study, and work

It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations. Bartlett's Familiar Quotations is an admirable work, and I studied it intently. The quotations when engraved upon the memory give you good thoughts. They also make you anxious to read the authors and look for more.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Source: Roving Commission: My Early Life [1930]

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on authors, books, and good

There is a good saying to the effect that when a new book appears one should read an old one. As as author I would not recommend too strict an adherence to this saying.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Source: A Churchill Reader, edited by Colin Coote

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on books, loneliness, and pleasure

Often have I sighed to measure By myself a lonely pleasure,- Sighed to think I read a book, Only read, perhaps, by me.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: To the Small Celandine.

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on books, clarity, friendship, and trouble

Up! up! my friend, and quit your books, Or surely you 'll grow double! Up! up! my friend, and clear your looks! Why all this toil and trouble?

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: The Tables Turned.

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on books, dreams, good, happiness, purity, and world

Dreams, books, are each a world; and books, we know, Are a substantial world, both pure and good. Round these, with tendrils strong as flesh and blood, Our pastime and our happiness will grow.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: Personal Talk. Stanza 3.

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