Joseph Addison Quotes


110 Joseph Addison quotes:



"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."
"Young men soon give, and soon forget affronts, Old age is slow in both"
"Young people soon give, and forget insults, but old age is slow in both."
"Certain is it that there is no kind of affection so purely angelic as of a father to a daughter. In love to our wives there is desire; to our sons, ambition; but to our daughters there is something which there are no words to express."
"Cheerfulness is the best promoter of health and is as friendly to the mind as to the body."
"Everything that is new or uncommon raises a pleasure in the imagination, because it fills the soul with an agreeable surprise, gratifies its curiosity, and gives it an idea of which it was not before possessed."
"I do not believe that sheer suffering teaches. If suffering alone taught, all the world would be wise, since everyone suffers. To suffering must be added mourning, understanding, patience, love, openness and the willingness to remain vulnerable."
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"The disease of jealously is so malignant that is converts all it takes into its own nourishment."
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"Sunday clears away the rust of the whole week."
"Talking with a friend is nothing else but thinking aloud."
"Men may change their climate, but they cannot change their nature. A man that goes out a fool cannot ride or sail himself into common sense."
"The unjustifiable severity of a parent is loaded with this aggravation, that those whom he injures are always in his sight."
"One should take good care not to grow too wise for so great a pleasure of life as laughter."
"Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for."
"There is nothing that makes its way more directly into the soul than beauty."
"He who would pass his declining years with honor and comfort, should, when young, consider that he may one day become old, and remember when he is old, that he has once been young."
"Books are the legacies that a great genius leaves to mankind, which are delivered down from generation to generation as presents to the posterity of those who are yet unborn."
"Mirth is like a flash of lightning, that breaks through a gloom of clouds, and glitters for a moment; cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind, and fills it with a steady and perpetual serenity."
"The most violent appetites in all creatures are lust and hunger; the first is a perpetual call upon them to propagate their kind, the latter to preserve themselves."
"Justice is an unassailable fortress, built on the brow of a mountain which cannot be overthrown by the violence of torrents, nor demolished by the force of armies."



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