Thinkings: Joseph Addison on life success

If you wish to succeed in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counsellor, caution your elder brother, and hope your guardian genius.  
-Joseph Addison, English poet, essayist, playwright (famed for Cato, a Tragedy), literary adventurer, politician, member of the Kit-Kat Club, co-founder of The Spectator (1 March 1711 - 20 December 1914) and inspiration for the etymological term the "Addison Termination" (i.e. ending a sentence with a preposition).