"Books are the legacies that a great genius leaves to mankind, which are delivered down from generation to generation as presents to the posterity of those who are yet unborn."
"Great minds discuss ideas average minds discuss events small minds discuss people."Joseph Addison on Eleanor Roosevelt
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."Joseph Addison on Albert Einstein
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."Joseph Addison on William Shakespeare
"One sees great things from the valley only small things from the peak."Joseph Addison on Gilbert K. Chesterton
"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."Joseph Addison on Winston Churchill
"The stars shall fade away, the sun himself Grow dim with age, and nature sink in years, But thou shalt flourish in immortal youth, Unhurt amidst the wars of elements, The wrecks of matter, and the crush of worlds."
"Young men soon give, and soon forget, affronts old age is slow in both."
"It is folly for an eminent man to think of escaping censure, and a weakness to be affected with it. All the illustrious persons of antiquity, and indeed of every age in the world, have passed through this fiery persecution."
"There is nothing that makes its way more directly into the soul than beauty."
"Cheerfulness is the best promoter of health and is as friendly to the mind as to the body."