"Consider the postage stamp, its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there." ~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
"All science is either Physics or stamp collecting." ~ Erenst Rutherford
"Among other things good and bad that modern civilisation had produced, surely the postal system which covers the whole world, is one of its most benficial activities. It affects every individual whereever he may be in the wide world connecting him with millions of others. That connecting link is the postal system which has grown from age to age, till it is what we see today" ~Jawaharlal Nehru
"Stamp Collecting dispels boredom, enlarges our vision, broadens our knowledge, makes us better citizens and in innumerable ways, enriches our lives." ~President Roosevelt
"Designs in connection with postage stamps and coinage may be described, I think, as the silent ambassadors on national taste." ~W. B. Yeats (1865-1939), Irish poet, playwright.
"The postage stamp is a flimsy thing
No thicker than a beetle's wing
And yet it will roam the world for you
Exactly where you tell it to."
"Stamp collecting is a hobby for busy, purposeful, ambitious people because, in pattern, it has the essential elements of a career, but transposed to a clearly delimited, intensely private world." ~Aynd Rand (1905-1982), American novelist, philosopher, playwright, screenwriter