Joseph Addison Quotes

110 Joseph Addison quotes:

"When men are easy in their circumstances, they are naturally enemies to innovations."
"The disease of jealously is so malignant that is converts all it takes into its own nourishment."
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"The stars shall fade away, the sun himself Grow dim with age, and nature sink in years, But thou shalt flourish in immortal youth, Unhurt amidst the wars of elements, The wrecks of matter, and the crush of worlds."
"There is nothing that makes its way more directly into the soul than beauty."
"There is nothing which we receive with so much reluctance as advice."
"Better to die ten thousand deaths than wound my honor."
"Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life."
"Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body."
"I value my garden more for being full of blackbirds than of cherries, and very frankly give them fruit for their songs."
"A just and reasonable modesty does not only recommend eloquence, but sets off every great talent which a man can be possessed of."
"Is there not some chosen curse, some hidden thunder in the stores of heaven, red with uncommon wrath, to blast the man who owes his greatness to his country's ruin!"
"Modesty is not only an ornament, but also a guard to virtue."
"What pity is it That we can die but once to serve our country."
"The utmost extent of man's knowledge is to know that he knows nothing."
"An ostentatious man will rather relate a blunder or an absurdity he has committed, than be debarred from talking of his own dear person."
"Marriage enlarges the scene of our happiness and of our miseries. A marriage of love is pleasant, of interest, easy, and where both meet, happy. A happy marriage has in it all the pleasures of friendship, all the enjoyments of sense and reason, and,"
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"Knowledge is that which, next to virtue, truly raises one person above another."
"To be perfectly just is an attribute of the divine nature; to be so to the utmost of our abilities, is the glory of man."
Author: Addison Quotes Category: Nature Quotes
"A man who is furnished with arguments from the mint will convince his antagonist much sooner than one who draws them from reason and philosophy"
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"A man that has a taste of music, painting, or architecture, is like one that has another sense, when compared with such as have no relish of those arts"

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