"Be a little careful about your library. Do you foresee what you will do with it – very little to be sure. But the real question is, “What it will do with you?” You will come here and get books that will open your eyes, and your ears, and your curiosity, and turn you inside out or outside in." -Ralph Waldo Emerson
"If you resist reading what you disagree with, how will you ever acquire deeper insights into what you believe? The things most worth reading are precisely those that challenge our convictions." ~Author Unknown
"The scholar only knows how dear these silent, yet eloquent, companions of pure thoughts and innocent hours become in the season of adversity. When all that is worldly turns to dross around us, these only retain their steady value." ~Washington Irving
"Tell me what you read and I'll tell you who you are" is true enough, but I'd know you better if you told me what you reread." ~François Mauriac
"Let your bookcases and your shelves be your gardens and your pleasure-grounds. Pluck the fruit that grows therein, gather the roses, the spices, and the myrrh."
~Judah Ibn Tibbon
"A man may as well expect to grow stronger by always eating as wiser by always reading."
reading his best-known children’s book,
"The Ugly Duckling"
"The Whole Person" by Elane Lee-Isa
"A Matter of Choice" by Elane Lee-Isa
"Spiritual Laws"an essay by Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Life Without Principle" an essay by Henry David Thoreau
"Between Two Ages: the 21st Century and the Crisis of Meaning" by William Van Dusen Wishard