"If you wish to succeed in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother, and hope your guardian genius."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Joseph Addison on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Joseph Addison on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Joseph Addison on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Joseph Addison on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Joseph Addison on Mark Twain
"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."