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Careless reading never made a well-read man.
Hasty writing spoils a book, but so does hasty reading.
Every book is a self-revelation which only sympathy can interpret.
It is never fair to judge an author’s work without intelligent and sympathetic attention.
Never imagine that there is a moral virtue in reading. A great reader may be a mighty scamp.
Thank God for libraries! but, after all, every man must come at last to his own private thinking.
Don’t imagine that you are big enough to find all that is hidden in a great book. Even the author finds more than he knew.
The reader can protect himself. If the author is a fool, he drops the book. But the author has no protection against the misinterpretations of foolish readers. — Congregationalist.
Lima News (Lima, Ohio) Dec 29, 1899
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