Saturday, July 6, 2013

"Some neighbors thought he was 'awful lazy'...

"Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer's day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time." John Lubbock

"Reading is dreaming with your eyes open."
"If a book is well written, I always find it too short."
Jane Austen
"The man who doesn't read books has no advantage
over the man who cannot read at all."
Mark Twain
Lincoln:  "The son of a subsistence farmer and carpenter, he grew up in the back woods of Kentucky and Indiana, where he got about a year of formal schooling and, in his later words, 'there was absolutely nothing to excite the ambition for education...' Some neighbors thought 'he was awful lazy--always reading and thinking.'" Rich Lowry's "Lincoln"
What have you read this summer?
I'll give my list at a later time.  Most of my selections are from thrift store finds. 
I love a good, clean historical novel, but tuck in  inspiring Christian read as well as
historical works or other instructive books.  Never stop reading.  It's hard with little ones under foot, but you become a better person when you read.  It can be a mini-vacation between the covers of a book.  Go ahead, be as lazy as ol' Abe, along with Washington, the greatest Presidents we ever had.
Thomas Jefferson loved books and the finer things of life.  Facing his retirement seriously in debt, he conceived to sell his wonderful personal library to begin The Library of Congress."  He lightened, but did not lift himself out from under the weight of all his debt.  Afterwards, he bemoaned his loss writing to a friend, "I cannot live without books." Another time, " greatest of all amusements, reading."


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