“Stamp Collecting dispels boredom, enlarges our vision, broadens our knowledge, makes us better citizens and in innumerable ways, enriches our lives” – President Roosevelt
“Consider the postage stamp, its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there” – American humorist John Billings.
“The philatelist will tell you that stamps are educational, that they are valuable, that they are beautiful. This is only part of the truth. My notation is that the collection is a hedge, a comfort, a shelter into which the sorely beset mind can withdraw. It is orderly, it grows towards completion, it is something that can’t be taken away from us” – Clifton Fadiman in Any Number Can Play.
“All science is either Physics or stamp collecting.”
– Erenst Rutherford physicist and Noble Laureate.