is the ability to read and write.

“In great matters men show themselves as they wish to be seen; in small matters, as they are.”

Gamaliel Bradford (1863-1932); Biographer, critic, poet and dramatist

“We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope.”

Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968); minister, civil rights activist

“A room without books is like a body without a soul.”

Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43); Roman orator

“Love is an expression and assertion of self-esteem, a response to one's own values in the person of another.”

Ayn Rand (1905-1982); writer, philosopher

“We shouldn't teach great books; we should teach a love of reading.”

B. F. Skinner (1904-1990); American behaviorist, author, inventor, and social philosopher

“The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.”

B. B. King (born 1925); American blues guitarist, songwriter

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