The primary goal of your reading should be for the acquisition of useful knowledge, and the strengthening, refining, and ennobling of your character.

Discriminate in your choice between good books and the best books. It is an excellent plan to have a great book always with you for convenient reading, so that you can make good use many of the random moments that would otherwise be squandered.

It is surprising how even a little daily reading, continued for a few weeks or months, will multiply into something highly productive. The great books of the world’s master minds are at your service, to use for your mental and spiritual culture. Three essential steps to knowledge are realization, assimilation, and utilization.