The spacious firmament on high, With all the blue ethereal sky, And spangled heavens, a shining frame, Their great Original proclaim.
Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)
Contributed by: Zaady
Books are the legacies of 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.
Much may be said on both sides.
Source: Spectator. No. 122.
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but, scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
Arguments out of a pretty mouth are unanswerable.
A man that has a taste of music, painting, or architecture, is like one that has another sense, when compared with such as have no relish of those arts.
To be an atheist requires an indefinitely greater measure of faith than to receive all the great truths which atheism would deny.
Whether zeal or moderation be the point we aim at, let us keep the fire out of the one, and the frost out of the other.
Nothing is more gratifying to the mind of man than power or dominance.
Content thyself to be obscurely good. When vice prevails, and impious men bear sway, the post of honoris a private station.
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