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Beware of the person of one book.

    Author: Thomas Aquinas

If time is precious, no book that will not improve by repeated readings deserves to be read at all.

    Author: Thomas Carlyle

As a man may be eating all day, and for want of digestion is never nourished, so these endless readers may cram themselves in vain with intellectual food.

    Author: Isaac Watts

If a book has no index or good table of contents, it is very useful to make one as you are reading it.

    Author: Isaac Watts

Talking over the things which you have read with your companions fixes them on the mind.

    Author: Isaac Watts

It is well to remember that reading books about the Bible is a very different thing to searching the Word for oneself.

    Author: Harry Ironside

Many a preacher misses the mark because, though he knows books, he does not know men.

    Author: James Stalker

There are some so-called Christian homes today with books on the shelves of the library that have no more business there than a rattler crawling about on the floor, or a poison within the child's reach.

    Author: Billy Sunday

Next to the Bible, the book that I value most is John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress. I believe I have read it through at least a hundred times. It is a volume of which I never seem to tire.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon

Show me a man's books and show me a man's companions--and I will tell you what sort of a man he is.

    Author: William Tiptaft

Amidst the flood of dangerous reading, I plead for my Master's book; I call upon you not to forget the book of the soul. Do not let newspapers, novels, and romances be read, while the prophets and Apostles be despised. Do not let the exciting and sensual swallow up your attention, while the edifying and the sanctifying can find no place in your mind.

    Author: J.C. Ryle
    Source: Thoughts for Young Men.

Value all books in proportion as they are agreeable to Scripture. Those that are nearest to it are the best, and those that are farthest from it, and most contrary to it, the worst.

    Author: J.C. Ryle
    Source: Thoughts for Young Men

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