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Daemon
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The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.

Mark Twain (1835-1910)
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Haha,nIce.
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Daemon wrote:
The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.

Mark Twain (1835-1910)


Reading is not even half the battle.

One has to choose what to read - ah, that is the trick.

Reading and grasping onto lies and propaganda is a net negative.

The best way to control the opposition is to finance it. Birds of prey have two wings; the left wing & right wing.
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That's a portrait of modern times...
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The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.

Mark Twain (1835-1910)


Not being able to read is sometimes a blessing! Not wanting to read is a choice... I do not want to waste time reading books of little or no value, and books that tell lies... It still leaves me with a great number of books worth my time...
gerry
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None so blind as those who won't see truth
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If you are reading without later thinking there's little difference... Besides, rereading is also reading.
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Wow, brilliant quote!
Susan Maharjan
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Eh? concentration it the major thing Angel
Irfan Aziz
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Reading / knowledge build is MUST
rd387
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wish to share two more quotations:
1. “Most non-readers are nothing but an agglomeration of third-hand opinion and blindly received wisdom. ”
― Tom Bissell
2.“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen.
The man who never reads lives only one.”
― George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons
Think Think
Ozolinsh V.
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Attributing people who do not read books to retarded illiterate oafs isn't sensible at all. Everyone has their own wellspring of ideas and knowledge.
sandeep patra
Posted: Thursday, December 18, 2014 7:09:34 AM

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Yes very true to it's sense......one is ignorant for his circumstances and other by ill will...
Barnacle Barney Bill
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Daemon wrote:
The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.

Mark Twain (1835-1910)


The man who does not listen has no advantage over the man who cannot hear.

NeuroticHellFem
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rd387 wrote:
wish to share two more quotations:
1. “Most non-readers are nothing but an agglomeration of third-hand opinion and blindly received wisdom. ”
― Tom Bissell
2.“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen.
The man who never reads lives only one.”
― George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons
Think Think

Great quotes, rd387! Thanks for sharing.

When you make an assumption, you make an ass of u & umption! - NeuroticHellFem
Dr WWWW
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I believe Ozolinsh V. has a point. The thirst for learning can precede the love of reading; but, dipping into the other wellsprings can't begin to satisfy that thirst like swimming in the sea of knowledge and wisdom open to those who can read.

"To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting." -- Edmund Burke
Elteedo
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Wow!!!!....a Wisdom to encouraging!!!!
GreenBanana
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We're all reading this right now.

Make every post as if it was the first one in the thread.
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common sense isn't too common
Qazi M.Allaudin
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Ok. Suggest me some books to read ...

Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life. Joseph Edison
Joy Frohlich
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I agree common sense is very uncommon. However, the man who does not read but can do so may be later encouraged to to read. The person who cannot read may not be wilfully ignorant. He or she may be born into a poor illiterate family and have to work 12 hours a day. Apart from the Bible and Shakespeare for a good book to start a library I would suggest "Dr. Thorne" by Anthony Trollope.
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When one reads for information they are searching for truth and may uncover misinformation thru diligent searching, it's when we believe everthing we read on face value that we perpetuate these untruths.
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And the person that watches Fox News is no more informed than a person that watches no news whatsoever.

Fox News viewers = less informed



“Tell me and I'll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I'll understand.” -- Chinese proverb
John J. Gerhardt
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Excellent quotation
Trivium_Discipulus
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Barnacle Barney Bill wrote:
Daemon wrote:
The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.

Mark Twain (1835-1910)


The man who does not listen has no advantage over the man who cannot hear.


Nice quote expansion!

The best way to control the opposition is to finance it. Birds of prey have two wings; the left wing & right wing.
Trivium_Discipulus
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nw3bk3y wrote:
And the person that watches Fox News is no more informed than a person that watches no news whatsoever.

Fox News viewers = less informed


Not just Fox - any Debt Money Monopolist financed media is misinformation at best.

That's a key reason they use "magnetic personalities" as hosts.

“In the technotronic society the trend would seem to be towards the aggregation of the individual support of millions of uncoordinated citizens, easily within the reach of magnetic and attractive personalities exploiting the latest communications techniques to manipulate emotions and control reason.”
~Zbigniew Brzezinski, Between Two Ages: America's Role in the Technetronic Era

“We all have a tendency to think that the world must conform to our prejudices. The opposite view involves some effort of thought, and most people would die sooner than think – in fact they do so.”
~Bertrand Russell, The ABC of Relativity (1925), p. 166.

The best way to control the opposition is to finance it. Birds of prey have two wings; the left wing & right wing.
Trivium_Discipulus
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Qazi M.Allaudin wrote:
Ok. Suggest me some books to read ...


Book Reading List

1. Tragedy and Hope by Carroll Quigley (start at Chapter 19 if you are impatient)
2. The Underground History of American Education
3. Between Two Aged by Zbigniew Brzezinski
4. Any work from Antony Sutton
5. The Creature from Jekyll Island
6. A Terrible Mistake
7. Dr. Mary’s Monkey (there is a lot of hypothesizing, but there is a lot of fact. For example, there is 0% doubt that Dr. Mary’s true cause of death was covered up by the police and the medical examiner. The conclusions is that the police and medical examiners around the country can fake anyone’s cause of death when it suits THE MONEY POWER who ultimately pay these people and their governments as an incentive to action). You’ll also learn a plausible reason as to why the government refuses to release Oswald’s tax records and “fate” won’t allow a Kennedy into office where they can search through Top Secret documents relating to the Kennedy assassination.
8. Rockefeller Medicine Men (the oligarchs rejected allopathic medicine for themselves!). What percentage of Rockefellers, Rothschilds, British royal family, Dutch royal family, etc. are diagnosed with autism, leaky gut syndrome, etc...?). Oh, the richest part of the whole affair is that they finance medical school to teach THAT THEIR CHOSEN BRAND OF MEDICINE, NATUROPATHIC AND HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINE, are “quackery!”

That’s a good start that will provide some context to the world in which you live.

“In our time, the curse is monetary illiteracy, just as inability to read plain print was the curse of earlier centuries.“
~Ezra Pound


The best way to control the opposition is to finance it. Birds of prey have two wings; the left wing & right wing.
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There is no substantive evidence that Mark Twain said or wrote this maxim. Quotation expert Ralph Keyes and Twain specialist Barbara Schmidt both indicate that the connection to Twain is unsupported.

The earliest conceptual match for the expression located by QI (Quote Investigator) was printed in “The Southern Workman” in 1910. The words of the state superintendent of public instruction in Virginia were recorded as he advocated support for libraries that would provide quality books for children. The superintendent used rhetorical questions that equated individuals who cannot read with those who do not read: 3

Who can see the barely perceptible line between the man who can not read at all and the man who does not read at all? The literate who can, but does not, read, and the illiterate who neither does nor can?

Very interesting site: http://quoteinvestigator.com/category/quin-ryan/
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It's a pity that an entire life does not represent enough time to read all the interesting world literature there is at our disposal. If only the average person, interested in reading, had to devote less time to daily working to give way to his reading pleasure! We should live up to at least three lives more!
Beam
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Agreed, Mayra.

"I read my eyes out and can't read half enough...the more one reads, the more one sees we have to read." -- John Adams, in a letter addressed to his wife Abigail

It's true we all have our own ideas...which is why more books, articles, essays, etc. continue to be written. And when one reads especially good literature, some of the ideas presented are so well expressed and so utterly understood that it makes one realize how joyful it is to be able to read. Not to mention all the new ideas that expand our thought horizons.
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Posted: Friday, December 19, 2014 6:32:55 PM
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Daemon wrote:
The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.

Mark Twain (1835-1910)


The man who can, but does not read, learned, and knows how to read. Therefore, he still may.
thar
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Ah, but he clearly doesn't.
On the other hand, the man who cannot read may learn to read, and do so with great results. He is at least capable of change.
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excellent quote.
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thar:

Either man is capable of change. The question is which of the two may have the inclination for change. The one who already knows how to read may have some advantage from learning, and a better inclination for change.
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