Reading man


  • Man reading Aldermanic scroll
    Man reading Aldermanic scroll
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Reading man one who reads much; hence, in the English universities, a close, industrious student.
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Man reading ticker tape Man reading ticker tape
A man on horseback reads out the revokation A man on horseback reads out the revokation
Man reading alphabet book Man reading alphabet book
Man reading Man reading


  • William Ellery Channing
    “Every man is a volume if you know how to read him.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.”
  • Abraham Lincoln
    “The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who'll get me a book I ain't read.”
  • H. L. Mencken
    “The chief knowledge that a man gets from reading books is the knowledge that very few of them are worth reading.”
  • George Bernard Shaw
    “How can you dare teach a man to read until you've taught him everything else first?”
  • Mark Twain
    “The man who does not read books has no advantage over the man that can not read them.”


In literature:

But that old man's heart is as soft as thine, if thou couldst but read it.
"Orley Farm" by Anthony Trollope
To read his writings can one imagine a purer man?
"Edmond Dantès" by Edmund Flagg
That was the way Old Man Wright done when he read the letter.
"The Man Next Door" by Emerson Hough
A ploughman is not an ignorant man because he does not know how to read.
"The Young Man's Guide" by William A. Alcott
The busy man is tired at night and inclined to think that he has no time to give to reading with his boys.
"Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 10" by Charles Herbert Sylvester
There was something wrong with a man who read books when there was a plenty of other amusements.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1902 to 1903" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Such a man will not have read long until his mind begins to observe certain truths standing out from the page.
"The Pursuit of God" by A. W. Tozer
The wise man read the first page attentively, the second more cursorily, and only ran his eye over the rest.
"The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 1, April, 1851" by Various
He was a well-read man.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
The man holding the copy notices any points in which the proof does not read like the copy, and tells the man who is reading it.
"Illustrated Science for Boys and Girls" by Anonymous

In poetry:

If I live, you will not need
Letters, you will have the man.
If I die, to read my words
May be more than sorrow can.
""Don't be angry if I write..."" by Konstantin Simonov
So read upon the runic moon
Man's epitaph, deep-writ.
It says the world is one great grave.
For names it cares no whit.
"What The Sexton Said" by Vachel Lindsay
But God is not like human kind
Man cannot read the Almighty mind
Vengeance will never tortue they
Nor hunt thy soul eternally
"Far, Far Away Is Mirth Withdrawn" by Emily Jane Bronte
Who can thy unborn meaning scan?
Can Seer or Sibyl read thee now?
No,--seek to trace the fate of man
Writ on his infant brow.
"To A Blank Sheet Of Paper" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
And I read and read by the firelight,
Till quick and clear as chimes
The man himself is with me,
And is talking to me in rhymes:
"He Came From A Land" by Alexander Anderson
These--the bright symbols of man's hope and fame,
In which he reads his blessing or his curse--
Are syllables with which God speaks His name
In the vast utterance of the universe.
"Quatrains" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

An Ocean City man serving a 10-year sentence for a manslaught READ.
Tonight, a young man from Santa Monica, California, reads a tanka , an ancient Japanese short poetry form.
A man is shown reading e-mail on a computer in this undated file photo.
"Journey Man" reads from globetrotting tome .
Have Gun Will Travel reads the card of a man.
With a John Boehner speakership fast approaching, I dutifully read up on the man.
An Egyptian man walks over a graffiti reading 'Morsi Go' on November 25, 2012 at Egypt's landmark Tahrir square in Cairo.
A man uses an ATM as graffiti reading "Assassins" is seen in the window of a bank during a march against evictions , in Madrid (AP Photo).
The Douglas County Sheriff's Office has identified a Lawrence man who died in a single-vehicle crash Wednesday evening as Charles L Read, 56.
A West Ocean City man arrested in April on first-degree b READ.
Reading police are asking for the public's help with identifying a man who robbed the Fulton Bank on North 5th Street on Mon.
(Sam Cook / Read the article: Minnesota deer opener: Northland man makes sure to share the hunt.
I'm sure most of you reading this column whether on PATCO, SEPTA or your local coffee spot — hopefully — have read or seen the story about New York City police officer Lawrence Deprimo buying a homeless man a pair of shoes.
A man in a ski mask holds a gun and reads a book.
(Sarah Smith / Enterprise) Read the article: Army medic saves life of man who suffered allergic reaction to seafood.

In science:

In a certain way, this is a poor man’s interpretation, as it does not base inheritance on another formalism, but gives only an intuitive reading.
Remarks on Inheritance Systems