It is folly for an eminent person to think of escaping censure, and a weakness to be affected by it. All the illustrious persons of antiquity, and indeed of every age, have passed through this fiery persecution. There is no defense against reproach but obscurity; it is a kind of concomitant to greatness, as satires and invectives were an essential part of a Roman triumph.Rate it:(0.00 / 0 votes)Say it

Joseph Addison

Joseph Addison (May 1, 1672 - June 17, 1719) was an English essayist and poet

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