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Learning by Reading

Will Rogers once said, “A person only learns in two ways; one is by reading, the other is association with smarter people.”  While I would add in ‘learning by our own experience,’ I have found that, in a lot of ways, reading is the best way.  It is accessible, and the people bringing you the information are often experts–they have digested the information and present it to you in a very readable, applicable, distilled format.  Several have absolutely changed the way I see and approach life.  

     Here are a collection of some of the best distilled thoughts that I have gleaned from some of the best books I have read.  I officially recommend that you read the books yourself, but I have tried to collect the best of the best quotes to read and apply insofar as you have time.  Enjoy!
Books with quotes:
How to Win Friends and Influence People, Dale Carnegie
Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis
Misc Books (Benjamin Franklin’s Autobiography)

Other Recommended Books:

For a more frequently updated list of books that I think will change your life, look me up on Goodreads.

For some of the best interviews of the greatest authors of our age, See The Paris Review’s Website.

For a GREAT “Best of” Collection, Amazon lets you see the TOP HIGHLIGHTS of their TOP eBooks!

An amazing project I just discovered has a collection of the Greatest Books. And bloggers chronicle their thoughts about them. 

FREE Books Online

Project Gutenburg has over 100,00 books, available completely for FREE
The Online Book Page is another source of books (25,000 free books) also has a good collection of classics
Open Library is an invaluable source of all things awesome for free learning
Here is a link to one of the best books ever written, How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie
There are some great sources of audiobooks (for free) that I know of: Librivox, Books Should Be Free, and
FREE Book Outlines

This is a great resource for Outlines of Great Books.