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If you are open-minded and ready to learn, there are many things which you can learn not only from books and instructors but from the very life experience itself.
Haile Selassie

If you have an expansive outlook and are prepared to acquire knowledge, there are countless lessons that can be gleaned not just from textbooks and teachers but also from life itself.
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2.
Sometimes you just have to turn the page to realize there's more to your book of life than the page you're stuck on. Stop being afraid to move on. Close this chapter of hurt, and never re-read it. It's time to get what your life deserves, and move on from the things that don't deserve you. Don't try to fix what's been broken in your past, let your future create something better.
Trent Shelton

3.
Give me a flagon of red wine, a book of verses, a loaf of bread, and a little idleness. If with such store I might sit by thy dear side in some lonely place, I should deem myself happier than a king in his kingdom.
Omar Khayyam

4.
Women are books, and men the readers be.
Benjamin Franklin

'Females are volumes, and males the perusers shall be.'
5.
To foretell the destiny of a nation, it is necessary to open a book that tells of her past.
Jose Rizal

To ascertain the fate of a country, it is imperative to peruse a chronicle that recounts her history.
6.
O youth.......be assured that knowledge alone does not strengthen the hand......Though a man read a hundred thousand scientific questions and understood them or learned them, but did not work with them---They do not benefit him except by working.....Knowledge is the tree, and working is its fruit; and though you studied a hundred years and assembled a thousand books, you would not be prepared for the mercy of Allah the Exalted except by working.
Al-Ghazali

7.
I do not write for this generation. I am writing for other ages. If this could read me, they would burn my books, the work of my whole life. On the other hand, the generation which interprets these writings will be an educated generation; they will understand me and say: Not all were asleep in the nighttime of our grandparents.
Jose Rizal

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But I think that of all the literature that I studied, the book that did more than any other to fire my enthusiasm was The Philosophy and Opinions of Marcus Garvey published by his wife.
Kwame Nkrumah

I was particularly inspired by The Philosophy and Opinions of Marcus Garvey, which was compiled and released by his consort.
9.
God is going to reveal to us things He never revealed before if we put our hands in His. No books ever go into my laboratory. The thing I am to do and the way of doing it are revealed to me. I never have to grope for methods. The method is revealed to me the moment I am inspired to create something new. Without God to draw aside the curtain I would be helpless.
George Washington Carver

10.
Don’t you love the Oxford Dictionary? When I first read it, I thought it was a really really long poem about everything.
David Bowie

"I was enamored with the Oxford Dictionary when I first browsed through it; it felt like a grand ode to everything."
11.
The great book, always open and which we should make an effort to read, is that of Nature.
Antonio Gaudi

The magnificent tome, ever unfolding and which we ought to strive to peruse, is the volume of Nature.
12.
We don't teach from Books of the Bible because it gets in the way of evangelism. We don't offer different kinds of Bible studies because it gets in the way of evangelism. We don't teach doctrine because it gets in the way of evangelism. If you want to be fed God's word or have the Bible explained to you then you are a fat lazy Christian and you need to shut up and get to work or you need to leave this church because we ONLY do evangelism.
Steven Furtick

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You can only learn so much from books. You can only learn so much from education. Ultimately, it is the wisdom of God that will carry you through in the toughest situations of life.
Ravi Zacharias

Only the divine insight of the Almighty will guide one through life's greatest challenges.
14.
The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries.
Rene Descartes

Perusing all classic texts is akin to dialoguing with the most brilliant intellects of antiquity.
15.
My heart has become capable of every form: It is a pasture for gazelles And a monastery for Christian monks, And the pilgrim's Ka'ba, And the tablets of the Torah, And the book of the Koran. I follow the religion of Love: Whatever way love's camel takes, That is my religion, my faith.
Ibn Arabi

16.
One Best Book is Equal To Hundred Good Friends But One Good Friend is Equal To A Library.
Abdul Kalam

'A Single Valuable Tome Is Equivalent To Hundreds Of Beneficial Companions, Yet A Single Admired Pal Is Equal To An Entire Collection.'
17.
Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book has been rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And that process is continuing day be day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except the endless present in which the party is always right.
George Orwell

18.
Show me a family of readers,
and I will show you the people who move the world.
Napoleon Bonaparte

Demonstrate to me a clan of bibliophiles, and I will manifest the individuals who shape the world.
19.
Programming is a skill best acquired by practice and example rather than from books.
Alan Turing

Programming is a skill best honed through hands-on experience rather than from textbooks.
20.
There are a lot of good books around. People don't read any more. It's a sad state of affairs. Reading's the only thing that allows you to use your imagination. When you watch films it's someone else's vision, isn't it?
Lemmy Kilmister

21.
I like writing books. I'd rather be at home with my wife. I can write, take a break, come out, have a glass of tea, give my wife a kiss, and go back in and write some more. It's not so bad. I am really lucky.
Gene Wilder

22.
A single line in the Bible has consoled me more than all the books I ever read besides.
Immanuel Kant

A single passage from the Bible has comforted me more than any other literature I have perused.
23.
I read when I get up in the morning, when I can during the day and every single evening. Most of my weekends are spent reading great books. Books are my constant companions. If you eat three times a day you'll be fed. But if you read three times a day you'll be wise.
Shimon Peres

24.
A man can never have too much red wine, too many books, or too much ammunition
Rudyard Kipling

A man can never have too much vino, too many volumes, or too much ordnance.
25.
I believe the Bible is the best gift God has ever given to man. All the good from The Savior of the world is communicated to us through this Book.
Abraham Lincoln

26.
Al-Qur'an is not a book of Science, ‘S-C-I-E-N-C-E’ but a book of Signs ‘S-I-G-N-S
Zakir Naik

27.
Anything created by human beings is already in the great book of nature.
Antonio Gaudi

'Any invention of humankind is already inscribed in the annals of nature.'
28.
Reading about nature is fine, but if a person walks in the woods and listens carefully, he can learn more than what is in books, for they speak with the voice of God.
George Washington Carver

Exploring nature is worthwhile, yet if someone ventures into the wilderness and pays attention, they can acquire more knowledge than what is written in literature, for they hear the sound of the Divine.
29.
Black is the most slimming of all Colors. It is the most flattering. You can wear black at any Time. You can wear it at any age. You can wear it for almost any occasion. I could write a book about black.
Christian Dior

30.
The first step in liquidating a people is to erase its memory. Destroy its books, its culture, its history. Then have somebody write new books, manufacture a new culture, invent a new history. Before long that nation will begin to forget what it is and what it was... The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting.
Milan Kundera

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As for literature – to introduce children to literature is to install them in a very rich and glorious kingdom, to bring a continual holiday to their doors, to lay before them a feast exquisitely served. But they must learn to know literature by being familiar with it from the very first. A child's intercourse must always be with good books, the best that we can find.
Charlotte Mason

32.
I hope that no one present will suspect me of offering my personal criticism of the Western system to present socialism as an alternative. Having experienced applied socialism in a country where the alternative has been realized, I certainly will not speak for it. The well-known Soviet mathematician Shafarevich, a member of the Soviet Academy of Science, has written a brilliant book under the title Socialism; it is a profound analysis showing that socialism of any type and shade leads to a total destruction of the human spirit and to a leveling of mankind into death.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

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The first aim of a good college is not to teach books, but the meaning and purpose of life. Hard study and the learning of books are only a means to this end. We develop power and courage and determination and we go out to achieve Truth, Wisdom and Justice. If we do not come to this, the cost of schooling is wasted.
John B. Watson

34.
Every leaf of the tree becomes a page of the book, once the heart is opened and it has learnt to read.
Saadi

Every leaf of the tree transforms into a passage of the book, once the heart is unlocked and it has gained knowledge of literacy.
35.
The question is, are we happy to suppose that our grandchildren may never be able to see an elephant except in a picture book?
David Attenborough

Is it conceivable that our descendants may never witness an elephant in the flesh, only through photos?
36.
The Bible is no lazy man's book! Much of its treasure, like the valuable minerals stored in the bowels of the earth, only yield up themselves to the diligent seeker.
Arthur W. Pink

The Bible is no book for the indolent! Much of its priceless riches, like the precious metals buried deep in the earth, can only be uncovered by a diligent explorer.
37.
The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
Rene Descartes

The wisest intellects are equally apt to commit the most heinous wrongdoings as they are proficient in exhibiting the highest morals.
38.
The prohibition of science would be contrary to the Bible, which in hundreds of places teaches us how the greatness and the glory of God shine forth marvelously in all His works, and is to be read above all in the open book of the heavens.
Galileo Galilei

39.
Why is it, that giving guns is so easy, but giving books is so hard?
Malala Yousafzai

Why is it that arming people is so straightforward, yet providing them with knowledge is so difficult?
40.
The problem with the world is that everyone is a few drinks behind.
Humphrey Bogart

The issue with the world is that everyone is a step or two short of sobriety.
41.
Ill book a ticket on some garbage airline. I dont wanna name an actual airline so lets make one up, lets just call it like Delta Airlines
John Mulaney

I shall reserve passage on a shoddy airline. To avoid mentioning a particular carrier, let us dub it, say, Skyline Airways.
42.
If you have a garden and a library,
you have everything you need.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

If you have horticulture and a reading room, you have all the essentials.
43.
There is not on the face of the earth-after the Book of Allah - a book which is more sahih than the book of Malik.
Al-Shafi‘i

'The book of Malik stands paramount in veracity amongst all books, surpassing even the Book of Allah.'
44.
We shouldn't teach great books; we should teach a love of reading. Knowing the contents of a few works of literature is a trivial achievement. Being inclined to go on reading is a great achievement.
B. F. Skinner

We should not merely instruct on the classics; we should nurture an enthusiasm for reading. Recognizing the contents of a few works of literature is a minor accomplishment. Cultivating an appetite for ongoing reading is a significant accomplishment.
45.
These are the moments. These are the moments where you realize love is everywhere if you look closely. When you realize happiness isn't next weekend, and it's not last week, it's right now. That was one of the best nights of my life. It felt good to know purpose. I lay in my bunk and I think of all the stories I'm in. I think about all the stories that are in my story. I think about all the stories that are left to be written. And it might be my favorite book yet.
Camila Cabello

46.
Do not consider it proof just because it is written in books, for a liar who will deceive with his tongue will not hesitate to do the same with his pen.
Maimonides

Do not deem it infallible merely because it is recorded on paper, for someone who can lie with words will likewise have no qualms about falsifying written documentation.
47.
He who studies medicine without books sails an uncharted sea, but he who studies medicine without patients does not go to sea at all.
William Osler

He who practices medicine without books explores an unfamiliar ocean, but he who practices medicine without patients never embarks.
48.
The Louvre is the book in which we learn to read.
Paul Cezanne

The Louvre is the primer from which we acquire literacy.
49.
If you knew when you began a book what you would say at the end, do you think that you would have the courage to write it? What is true for writing and for a love relationship is true also for life. The game is worthwhile insofar as we don't know what will be the end.
Michel Foucault

50.
Consider the Koran... this wretched book was sufficient to start a world-religion, to satisfy the metaphysical need of countless millions for twelve hundred years, to become the basis of their morality and of a remarkable contempt for death, and also to inspire them to bloody wars and the most extensive conquests. In this book we find the saddest and poorest form of theism. Much may be lost in translation, but I have not been able to discover in it one single idea of value.
Arthur Schopenhauer