Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. It is wholesome and bracing for the mind to have its faculties kept on the stretch.
– Augustus Hare
- Wholesome exercise in the free air, under the wide sky, is the best medicine for body and spirit. – Sarah Louise Arnold
- Reading is a means of thinking with another person’s mind; it forces you to stretch your own. – Charles Scribner, Jr.
- Periods of wholesome laziness, after days of energetic effort, will wonderfully tone up the mind and body. – Grenville Kleiser
- Seeking is not always the way to find. – Augustus William Hare
- Who is fit to govern others? He who governs himself. You might as well have said: nobody. – Augustus William Hare
- It is with flowers as with moral qualities; the bright are sometimes poisonous; but, I believe, never the sweet. – Augustus Hare
- We like slipping, but not falling; our real anxiety is to be tempted enough. – Augustus William Hare
- The feeling is often the deeper truth, the opinion the more superficial one. – Augustus William Hare
- I like the smell of a dunged field, and the tumult of a popular election. – Augustus William Hare
- I like intellectual reading. It’s to my mind what fiber is to my body. – Grey Livingston