Read subjects that touch the heart
rather than those that pass the time.
(Thomas 'a Kempis, The Imitation Of Christ, Book 1, Chapter 20)
No longer wander at random. You shall not live to read your own memoirs, or the acts of the ancient Romans and Greeks, or the selections from books which you were reserving for your old age. Hasten then to the goal which you have before you. Throw away vain hopes and come to your own aid, while yet you may, if you care at all for yourself.
(Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, Chapter III, 14)
27 February 2014