Weekend Meditation-“Some books leave us free and some books make us free.”

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“Some books leave us free and some books make us free.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.”- Charles W. Eliot

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“Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live.” – Gustave Flaubert

Everywhere I have sought peace and not found it, except in a corner with a book.
– Thomas a Kempis

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“The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest (people) of the past centuries.” – Descartes

“Reading brings us unknown friends” – Honoré de Balzac

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“Reading is that fruitful miracle of a communication in the midst of solitude.”-  Marcel Proust

“Books are a uniquely portable magic.” – Stephen King

“Books break the shackles of time – proof that humans can work magic.” – Carl Sagan

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“Man reading should be man intensely alive. The book should be a ball of light in one’s hand.” – Ezra Pound

“To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.” – Victor Hugo

“Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.”- Anna Quindlen

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“You may have tangible wealth untold. Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold. Richer than I you can never be — I had a mother who read to me.” – Strickland Gillilan

“Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house.” – Henry Ward Beecher

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“A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say.” – Italo Calvino

“Reading is a discount ticket to everywhere.” – Mary Schmich

“To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life.” – W. Somerset Maugham

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“[F]rom the reading of ‘good books’ there comes a richness of life that can be obtained in no other way.” – Gordon B. Hinckley

“I owe everything I am and everything I will ever be to books.”- Gary Paulsen

“You should write because you love the shape of stories and sentences and the creation of different words on a page. Writing comes from reading, and reading is the finest teacher of how to write.”- Annie Proulx

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“We’re all strangers connected by what we reveal, what we share, what we take away–our stories. I guess that’s what I love about books–they are thin strands of humanity that tether us to one another for a small bit of time, that make us feel less alone or even more comfortable with our aloneness, if need be.”― Libba Bray

Published by Suzette Benjamin

Positive thinker, inspiration, sometimes writer, faith

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