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Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

Related topics: Inspirational Live-By Buddhist

We Learn...
10% of what we read,
20% of what we hear,
30% of what we see,
50% of what we see and hear,
70% of what we discuss,
80% of what we experience,
95% of what we teach others.
- William Glasser

However many holy words you read, however many you speak,
what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?
- The Buddha

I once had a rose named after me
and I was very flattered.
But I was not pleased to read
the description in the catalogue:
no good in a bed, but fine up against a wall.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

 

When you read God's Word, you must
constantly be saying to yourself,
"It is talking to me, and about me."
- Soren Kierkegaard

The illiterate are not those who cannot read and write,
but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.
- Alvin Toffler

To a philosopher all news,
as it is called, is gossip,
and they who edit and read it
are old women over their tea.
- Henry David Thoreau

Take time to laugh.
It is the music of the soul.
Take time to think.
It is the source of power.
Take time to play.
It is the source of perpetual youth.
Take time to read.
It is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to pray.
It is the greatest power on Earth.
Take time to love and be loved.
It is a God-given privilege.
Take time to be friendly.
It is the road to happiness.
Take time to give.
It is too short a day to be selfish.
Take time to work.
It is the price of success.
- Anonymous

The highest and most beautiful things in life
are not to be heard about, nor read about, nor seen but,
if one will, are to be lived.
- Soren Kierkegaard

I would rather exercise than read a newspaper.
- Kim Alexis

I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think,
all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read,
and all the friends I want to see.
- John Burroughs

Hubert Humphrey talks so fast that listening to him
is like trying to read Playboy magazine with your wife turning the pages.
- Barry Goldwater

I still read Donne, particularly his love poems.
- Carol Ann Duffy

If you read quickly to get through a poem to what it means,
you have missed the body of the poem.
- M. H. Abrams

If you want to read about love and marriage,
you've got to buy two separate books.
- Alan King

I read Shakespeare and the Bible, and I can shoot dice.
That's what I call a liberal education.
- Tallulah Bankhead

It is in our lives and not our words
that our religion must be read.
- Thomas Jefferson

You read a script and its based on 'Reservoir Dogs' and 'Pulp Fiction',
and it goes right in the bin.
- Tim Roth

When I was a teenager, I read a lot of Poe.
- Dario Argento

Read the best books first,
or you may not have a chance to read them at all.
- Henry David Thoreau

The more I read, the more I meditate;
and the more I acquire,
the more certain I am that I know nothing.
- Voltaire

Education...
has produced a vast population able to read but unable
to distinguish what is worth reading.
- G. M. Trevelyan

A truly good book teaches me better than to read it.
I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint.
What I began by reading, I must finish by acting.
- Henry David Thoreau

The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.
- Saint Augustine

The bookful blockhead, ignorantly read With loads of
learned lumber in his head.
- Alexander Pope

If I read a book that impresses me,
I have to take myself firmly in hand
before I mix with other people;
otherwise they would think my mind rather queer.
- Anne Frank

I grew up in a very religious family.
I could read the Qu'ran easily at the age of five.
- Akhmad Kadyrov

If you can speak what you will never hear,
if you can write what you will never read,
you have done rare things.
- Henry David Thoreau

If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River,
the headline that afternoon would read:
"President Can't Swim."
- Lyndon B. Johnson

The illiterate of the future will not be the person who cannot read.
It will be the person who does not know how to learn.
- Alvin Toffler

Half of the American people have never read a newspaper.
Half never voted for President.
One hopes it is the same half.
- Gore Vidal

Each word bears its weight, so you have to read my poems quite slowly.
- Anne Stevenson

My mother asked me what I wanted for my birthday,
so I said I wanted to read poetry with her.
- Guy Johnson

You may not be able to read a doctor's handwriting and prescription,
but you'll notice his bills are neatly typewritten.
- Earl Wilson

What must it be like for a little boy to read that daddy never loved mummy?
- Princess Diana

O Day of days when we can read!
The reader and the book, either without the other is naught.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do you know the difference between education and experience?
Education is when you read the fine print;
experience is what you get when you don't.
- Pete Seeger

I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure.
- Clarence Darrow

To read a poem is to hear it with our eyes;
to hear it is to see it with our ears.
- Octavio Paz

Age appears to be best in four things;
old wood best to burn,
old wine to drink, old friends to trust,
and old authors to read.
- Francis Bacon

Read in order to live.
- Henry Fielding

And Michael likes to read a lot.
People don't realize that about him but he reads a
number of books per week and he's fascinated just about every subject.
- David Gest

If I have not read a book before, it is,
for all intents and purposes, new to me whether it
was printed yesterday or three hundred years ago.
- William Hazlitt

And I always read the English translation and always
have conversations with my translator,
for example about the names.
I always have to approve it.
- Cornelia Funke

My brother used to say that I wrote faster than he could read.
He wrote two books - of poems - better than all mine put together.
- Laurence Housman

To read of a detective's daring finesse or ingenious stratagem is a rare joy.
- Rex Stout

I read on the Internet that I was dead.
- Fiona Apple

The trouble with the performance poets is that they
don't seem to have read anything.
So there is not a real sense of the poetic tradition in their work.
- Peter Davison

In quoting of books, quote such authors as are usually read;
others you may read for your own satisfaction,
but not name them.
- John Selden

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

As society diversifies, the number of people who read
literature is decreasing.
It will be difficult for readers to digest my ideas through literature.
- Cao Yu

The more that learn to read the less learn how to make a living.
That's one thing about a little education.
It spoils you for actual work.
The more you know the more you think somebody owes you a living.
- Will Rogers

From 7 in the morning to 11 at night,
I was reading.
I don't think one can find any other time in one's
life to be left alone so much to read in peace like that.
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf

I don't read the Sunday papers; or the dailies,
either.
- Tom Holt

Anybody in the next centuries wanting to know what
it was like to be a poet in the middle of the 20th
century should read Kaddish.
- Leslie Fiedler

And I started as a journalism major at Ohio State,
ended up in theater and I love to read.
- Patricia Heaton

Forgive me, Spirit of my spirit, for this,
that I have found it easier to read the mystery told
in tears and understood Thee better in sorrow than in joy.
- George William Russell

Both read the Bible day and night, but thou read black where I read white.
- William Blake

I don't care a straw for your newspaper articles,
my constituents don't know how to read,
but they can't help seeing them damned pictures.
- Boss Tweed

I think the reason I don't read is because,
when I'm reading, I feel like I'm missing out on something else.
You know, What are my friends doing? Where's my girlfriend?
- Adam Sandler

I rarely read or buy a book because of a review.
- Jim Harrison

I read the Odyssey because it was the story of a man
who returned home after being absent for more than
twenty years and was recognized only by his dog.
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante

If you ask 20 different readers why they read,
they will all be right.
- Teresa Nielsen Hayden

Thoroughly read all your contracts.
I really mean thoroughly.
- Bret Michaels

I read about eight newspapers in a day.
When I'm in a town with only one newspaper,
I read it eight times.
- Will Rogers

I read the greens in Spanish, but putt in English.
- Chi Chi Rodriguez

I tell my agent that I want to read everything.
- Jena Malone

To solve any problem, here are three questions to ask yourself:
First,
what could I do? Second, what could I read? And third,
who could I ask?
- Jim Rohn

The more I read my Bible the more I veered away from the Jehovah's Witnesses.
- Cliff Richard

If people would write exactly what I wanted to read
I wouldn't feel so compelled to write myself.
- Laurell K. Hamilton

I used to take five or six books away and bring five or six books back.
Nobody gave me direction or advice and I read much
in the way that a boy might watch television.
- John McGahern


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