The Chinese Proverbs
"Reading without thinking will confuse you. Thinking without reading will place you in danger." Confucius
"He who learns the truth of everything in the morning, can die happy in the evening." Confucius
"In olden times, people studied to improve themselves. Today, they study only to improve others." Confucius
Wisdom is not the same as knowledge. You can be knowledgeable without being wise. Wisdom is self-intuition of the information collected and then apply it to your daily life and living. Even the Bible says: "Joyful is the person who finds wisdom, the one who gains understanding. God gives wisdom, knowledge, and understanding to those who please Him."
So, "reading without thinking" is gathering information without your self-intuition, which is validating the information collected with your self-intuitive questions. Likewise, "thinking without reading" is inadequate, that is, wisdom and knowledge must go together with self-intuition.