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Joseph Addison Quotes


110 Joseph Addison quotes:



"Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose."
Author: Addison Quotes Category: Happiness Quotes
"Education is a companion which no misfortune can depress, no crime can destroy, no enemy can alienate, no despotism can enslave. At home, a friend, abroad, an introduction, in solitude a solace and in society an ornament. It chastens vice, it guides virtue, it gives at once grace and government to genius. Without it, what is man? A splendid slave, a reasoning savage."
Author: Addison Quotes Category: Graduation Quotes
"It is the privilege of posterity to set matters right between those antagonists who, by their rivalry for greatness, divided a whole age."
Author: Addison Quotes Category: Greatness Quotes Rivalry Quotes
"The utmost extent of man's knowledge, is to know that he knows nothing."
Author: Addison Quotes Category: Knowledge Quotes
"Husband a lie, and trump it up in some extraordinary emergency."
"As vivacity is the gift of women, gravity is that of men."
"Let freedom never perish in your hands."
Author: Addison Quotes Category: Freedom Quotes
"Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys, and dividing our grief."
"The friendships of the world are oft confederacies in vice, or leagues of pleasures."
"If men would consider not so much wherein they differ, as wherein they agree, there would be far less of uncharitableness and angry feeling."
Author: Addison Quotes Category: Society Quotes
"Our real blessings often appear to us in the shape of pains, losses and disappointments; but let us have patience and we soon shall see them in their proper figures."
Author: Addison Quotes Category: English Writer Quotes Blessings Quotes
"If you wish to succeed in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother, and hope your guardian genius."
"The man who will live above his present circumstances, is in great danger of soon living beneath them; or as the Italian proverb says, "The man that lives by hope, will die by despair"
"A good conscience is to the soul what health is to the body; it preserves constant ease and serenity within us; and more than countervails all the calamities and afflictions which can befall us from without."
"There is not any present moment that is unconnected with some future one. The life of every man is a continued chain of incidents, each link of which hangs upon the former. The transition from cause to effect, from event to event, is often carried on by secret steps, which our foresight cannot divine, and our sagacity is unable to trace. Evil may at some future period bring forth good; and good may bring forth evil, both equally unexpected."
"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."
"I will indulge my sorrows, and give way to all the pangs and fury of despair."
"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."
Author: Addison Quotes Category: Education Quotes
"Young people soon give, and forget insults, but old age is slow in both."
"Talking with a friend is nothing else but thinking aloud."



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