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Georg Brandes: Why should we read?

GEORG BRANDES – A few years ago several European newspapers offered prizes for a list of the best one hundred books for a first-class library. The answers poured in: the Bible and “Robinson Crusoe,” Homer […]

Arthur Schopenhauer

Schopenhauer: On Books and Reading

ARTHUR SCHOPENHAUER — (§ 290) Ignorance is degrading only when found in company with riches. The poor man is restrained by poverty and need: labor occupies his thoughts, and takes the place of knowledge. But rich men […]

Edith Wharton

Edith Wharton: The Vice of Reading

EDITH WHARTON – That “diffusion of knowledge” commonly classed with steam-heat and universal suffrage in the category of modern improvements, has incidentally brought about the production of a new vice — the vice of reading. No […]

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