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Chapter 20: Book
Those who know how to read
but refuse to read good books
are no better than illiterate people. — Mark Twain
Simply reading the words doesn’t make any sense
– you need to know
how to let your emotions blend into the words.
The subconscious mind can only recognize
and act on thoughts that contain emotions. — Napoleon Hill
Reading good books is one of the important factors
on the way to success.
Try to learn about the lives of President Lincoln,
President Jefferson and other great people
to see how much they loved books.
Reading valuable books is not only entertaining
but also educational.
We can easily distinguish people
who read books from poor souls
who don’t know anything about books. — Don M. Green
Books contain treasures of human knowledge in all ages.
It reflects real
and vivid life,
and contains timeless truths
that have been proven over time.
Not only entertain people,
books also bring endless sources of knowledge.
Human life would be poor
and boring without books.
Books connect people
and bring them closer together,
despite all distances in space and time.
It can be said
that the wealth of humanity does not lie in treasures full of gold,
or rich lands.
It is in the books themselves
that are handed down from generation to generation.
A person’s personality is reflected in the way
they approach human knowledge,
You have the choice of attitude towards books,
either study them or ignore them.
You can use the philosophies
and experiences in it as a guideline for your life,
or you can also see it
as just gossip on the sidelines
of the “after drinking tea” sessions.
But you should remember,
valuable books always stand the harsh test of time.
There are books that were written centuries ago,
but their philosophy is still valid today.
They contain invaluable lessons
and are man’s best companion.
Therefore, you should revive the author’s thought
by applying it in your life,
and sharing it
with those around you.
Curiosity is an important factor
for the success of great people.
When you learn about the lives of people like President Lincoln,
Thomas A. Edison, Henry Ford, Maxim Gorky…,
you will see the importance of books.
They are book lovers and know
how to use the endless source of knowledge from books
to achieve the desired success.
When he was exiled,
Napoleon said to the officer on the ship:
“Read books and be interested in poetry.
Poets are those who have the ability to give wings
to the soul
and give us a sense of wonder.”
However, not every book can bring you into the world of good things.
Therefore, select the source of knowledge
that you find useful and determine
which are the most valuable books in that field.
You should also understand that,
if you just read books,
your reading will not bring any benefit.
Let the emotions blend on each page of the book
and skillfully apply it to your real life,
Read good books regularly
Enrich yourself by learning useful things from books,
because as Maxim Gorki said:
“Each book opens up a new horizon before our eyes”.
I kept always two books in my bag,
one to read,
one to write in. ― Robert Louis Stevenson