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Quotes by Joseph Addison

Books are the legacies that a great genius leaves to ma ... Read Full Quote
Education is a companion which no misfortune can depres ... Read Full Quote
He who would pass his declining years with honor and co ... Read Full Quote
Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are so ... Read Full Quote
When men are easy in their circumstances, they are natu ... Read Full Quote
Cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind, a ... Read Full Quote
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to ... Read Full Quote
The Fear of Death often proves Mortal, and sets People ... Read Full Quote
There is nothing that makes its way more directly to th ... Read Full Quote
One's religion is whatever he is most interested in, an ... Read Full Quote
Nothing is capable of being well set to music that is n ... Read Full Quote
Courage is the thing. All goes if courage goes. ... Read Full Quote
A woman seldom asks advice before she has bought her we ... Read Full Quote
Ridicule is generally made use of to laugh men out of v ... Read Full Quote
I value my garden more for being full of blackbirds tha ... Read Full Quote
I do not believe that sheer suffering teaches. If suffe ... Read Full Quote
The most violent appetites in all creatures are lust an ... Read Full Quote
Sunday clears away the rust of the whole week. ... Read Full Quote
'We are always doing', says he, 'something for Posterit ... Read Full Quote
What pity is it that we can die but once to serve our c ... Read Full Quote
Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by do ... Read Full Quote
Man is distinguished from all other creatures by the fa ... Read Full Quote
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To ... Read Full Quote
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. Th ... Read Full Quote
Animals, in their generation, are wiser than the sons o ... Read Full Quote
If men would consider not so much wherein they differ, ... Read Full Quote
An ostentatious man will rather relate a blunder or an ... Read Full Quote
True happiness... arises, in the first place, from the ... Read Full Quote
Self discipline is that which, next to virtue, truly an ... Read Full Quote
If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bos ... Read Full Quote
Content thyself to be obscurely good. When vice prevail ... Read Full Quote
A misery is not to be measure from the nature of the ev ... Read Full Quote
What an absurd thing it is to pass over all the valuabl ... Read Full Quote
How beautiful is death, when earn'd by virtue Who would ... Read Full Quote
True happiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to ... Read Full Quote
Arguments out of a pretty mouth are unanswerable. ... Read Full Quote
Exercise ferments the humors, casts them into their pro ... Read Full Quote