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On Reading

   Always have a book at hand, in the parlor, on the table, for 
   the family;  a book of condensed thought and striking anecdote, 
   of sound maxims and truthful apothegms.  It will impress on 
   your own mind a thousand valuable suggestions and teach your 
   children a thousand lessons of truth and duty.  Such a book is 
   a casket of jewels for your household. 

                                                   Tryon Edwards

   To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting. 


   You must glean knowledge by reading but you must separate the 
   chaff from the wheat by thinking.

   We should be as careful of the books we read as of the company 
   we keep.  The dead very often have more power than the living. 

                                                     Tryon Edwards

   One may as well be asleep as to read for anything but to 
   improve his mind and morals, and regulate his conduct. 


   Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for 
   granted, nor to find talk and discourse, but to weigh and 
   consider.  Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, 
   and some few to be chewed and digested;  that is some books are 
   to be read only in parts;  others to be read, but not 
   curiously;  and some few to be read wholly, and with diligence 
   and attention. 


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