More From Joseph Addison
- "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."
- "No oppression is so heavy or lasting as that which is inflicted by the perversion and exorbitance of legal authority."
- "The chief ingredients in the composition of those qualities that gain esteem and praise, are good nature, truth, good sense, and good breeding."
More In Great
- "I look forward to a great future for America – a future in which our country will match its military strength with our moral restraint, its wealth with our wisdom, its power with our purpose."― John F. Kennedy
- "The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise."― Tacitus
- "The first test of a truly great man is his humility. By humility I don’t mean doubt of his powers or hesitation in speaking his opinion, but merely an understanding of the relationship of what he can say and what he can do."― John Ruskin