The reading of good books is like a conversation with the best men of past centuries—in fact like a prepared conversation, in which they reveal only the best of their thoughts.
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Descartes, Rene. Discours de la Méthode Pour bien conduire sa raison, et chercher la vérité dans les sciences [Discourse on the Method of Rightly Conducting One's Reason and Seeking Truth in the Sciences]. 1637, pt. 1.
Descartes, Rene. A Discourse on the Method. Translated by Ian Maclean. Oxford UP, 2008, pt. 1.