|S. Austin Allibone, comp. Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay. 1880.|
|Frederick the Great|
| My latest passion will be for literature.|
Frederick the Great, in old age.
| Books make up no small part of human happiness.|
Frederick the Great, in youth.
| Of satires I think as Epictetus did: If evil be said of thee, and if it be true, correct thyself; if it be a lie, laugh at it. By dint of time and experience I have learned to be a good post-horse: I go through my appointed stage, and I care not for the curs who bark at me along the road.|
Frederick the Great.