QUOTE: Mark Twain

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“The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them.”  ~ Mark Twain

Mark Twain is always good for a good thought-provoking quote, isn’t he?  I love this one because I think it’s true.  Obviously it’s a little exaggerated (I mean, if you have the skill to read in everyday life than obviously you have an advantage over someone who can’t) but I think it’s definitely true regarding the advantage I think he really means: everything that comes with read a great book.  I’m a firm believer that reading is incredibly important, and that if more people took the time to read a good book now and then the world would be a much more diplomatic, respectful, empathetic place.

Do you agree or disagree with this quote? What quotes have you discovered recently? Let me know in the comments section below!




3 thoughts on “QUOTE: Mark Twain

  1. Your quote poster is gorgeous. ❤
    I like the quote – of course reading is necessary in growth and you know expanding the mind. I don't think that if we just stick to books – to good books – we will be wonderful people, but I think it's a big factor in being someone "good".


  2. I love the quote, and slight exaggeration is a fantastic tool to bring the point home. Not reading good books, when you have the means, is equivalent to hiding one’s light under a bushel. There’s so much potential there, and it gets squandered. Such a person devolves toward a lack of meaning, merely racing to and fro to put out fires created by their own misguided sense of busyness.


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