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
The Online Book Page is another source of books (25,000 free books)www.planetebook.com 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 audibooksforfree.com
This is a great resource for Outlines of Great Books.