Monday, April 7, 2014

"The Importance of Reading"

The reading of good books is one of the most helpful ways in which young people can develop themselves. One of the saddest mistakes I made in years gone by was utter neglect of reading. I now realize what I have missed by not having read and studied more. 
... [I]t is a spendid thing to make money, but it is a greater thing to make a good way of life. If [you] will devote some time each day to reading the best books [you] can find [you] will derive a lasting benefit throughout [your] lives. 
--J.C. Penney, Lines of a Layman (1956)

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