It’s International Literacy Day, so here are some famous words of wisdom to celebrate all that’s important about learning to read.

Quote from Rene Descartes
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Quote by John Steinbeck

Quote from George R.R. Martin

Quote from Margaret Atwood
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Customers walk around the El Ateneo Grand Splendid bookstore located in a former theater in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Monday, April 20, 2015
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Quote from Thomas Carlyle

Quote by Frank Serafini

Dr Seuss quote