Joseph Addison Quotes

110 Joseph Addison quotes:

"There is nothing which we receive with so much reluctance as advice."
"What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable."
"Better to die ten thousand deaths than wound my honor."
"The greatest sweetener of human life is friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover."
"No oppression is so heavy or lasting as that which is inflicted by the perversion and exorbitance of legal authority."
"A true critic ought to dwell upon excellencies rather than imperfections, to discover the concealed beauties of a writer, and communicate to the world such things as are worth their observation."
"Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life."
"The post of honour is a private station."
"Mysterious love, uncertain treasure, hast thou more of pain or pleasure! Endless torments dwell about thee: Yet who would live, and live without thee!"
"Suspicion is not less an enemy to virtue than to happiness; he that is already corrupt is naturally suspicious, and he that becomes suspicious will quickly be corrupt."
"Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body."
"Jesters do often prove prophets."
"A contented mind is the greatest blessing a man can enjoy in this world."
"With regard to donations always expect the most from prudent people, who keep their own accounts."
"To a man of pleasure every moment appears to be lost, which partakes not of the vivacity of amusement."
"The union of the Word and the Mind produces that mystery which is called Life... Learn deeply of the Mind and its mystery, for therein lies the secret of immortality."
Author: Addison Quotes Category: English Writer Quotes Mystery Quotes
"A woman seldom asks advice before she has bought her wedding clothes."
"I value my garden more for being full of blackbirds than of cherries, and very frankly give them fruit for their songs."
"Their is no defense against criticism except obscurity."
"The unassuming youth seeking instruction with humility gains good fortune."

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