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Joseph Addison Quotes

110 Joseph Addison quotes:

"Friendships, in general, are suddenly contracted; and therefore it is no wonder they are easily dissolved."
"That he delights in the misery of others no man will confess, and yet what other motive can make a father cruel?"
"It is folly for an eminent man to think of escaping censure, and a weakness to be affected with it. All the illustrious persons of antiquity, and indeed of every age in the world, have passed through this fiery persecution."
"Nothing is more gratifying to the mind of man than power or dominion."
"Plenty of people wish to become devout, but no one wishes to be humble."
"Young men soon give, and soon forget, affronts; old age is slow in both."
"To be an atheist requires an indefinitely greater measure of faith than to recieve all the great truths which atheism would deny."
"A man should always consider how much he has more than he wants."
"Courage that grows from constitution often forsakes a man when he has occasion for it; courage which arises from a sense of duty acts in a uniform manner."
"There is nothing more requisite in business than despatch."
"What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the human soul."
"The important question is not, what will yield to man a few scattered pleasures, but what will render his life happy on the whole amount."
"Mutability of temper and inconsistency with ourselves is the greatest weakness of human nature."
"Mere bashfulness without merit is awkwardness."
"The woman that deliberates is lost."
"A cloudy day or a little sunshine have as great an influence on many constitutions as the most recent blessings or misfortunes."
"Irregularity and want of method are only supportable in men of great learning or genius, who are often too full to be exact, and therefore they choose to throw down their pearls in heaps before the reader, rather than be at the pains of stringing them."
"Those Marriages generally abound most with Love and Constancy that are preceded by a long Courtship."
"Arguments out of a pretty mouth are unanswerable."
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"Cheerfulness is the best promoter of health and is as friendly to the mind as to the body."

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