"Never read a book through merely because you have begun it." - John Witherspoon
John Knox Witherspoon (1723-1794) is best remembered as the only clergyman to sign the Declaration of Independence (as a representative of New Jersey). Born and educated in Scotland he served two Protestant Scottish parishes before emigrating to America in 1768 to become president of the College of New Jersey (now Princeton). He served in the Continental Congress (1776-82) and, after the American Revolution, in the New Jersey legislature.
This quote & biography originally ran in an issue of BookBrowse's membership magazine. Full Membership Features & Benefits.
Become a Member
and discover your next great read!
Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics...
Click Here to find out who said this, as well as discovering other famous literary quotes!
The Big Holiday Wordplay:
$400+ in Prizes
Visitors can view some of BookBrowse for free. Full access is for members only.
Your guide toexceptional books
BookBrowse seeks out and recommends books that we believe to be best in class. Books that will whisk you to faraway places and times, that will expand your mind and challenge you -- the kinds of books you just can't wait to tell your friends about.