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Joseph Addison Quotes

110 Joseph Addison quotes:

"Prejudice and self-sufficiency naturally proceed from inexperience of the world, and ignorance of mankind."
"There is not, in my opinion, anything more mysterious in nature than this instinct in animals, which thus rise above reason, and yet fall infinitely short of it."
Author: Addison Quotes Category: Instinct Quotes
"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,"
Author: Addison Quotes Category: Happiness Quotes
"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
"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."
"Pride goes before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall."
Author: Addison Quotes Category: Pride Quotes
"Eternity! thou pleasing, dreadful thought."
"Modesty is not only an ornament, but also a guard to virtue"
Author: Addison Quotes Category: Virtue 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"
Author: Addison Quotes Category: Argument Quotes
"When men are easy in their circumstances, they are naturally enemies to innovations."
"Cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind, filling it with a steady and perpetual serenity"
"Method is not less requisite in conversation than in writing, provided a man would talk to make himself understood"
"The disease of jealously is so malignant that is converts all it takes into its own nourishment."
Author: Addison Quotes Category: Disease Quotes Jealousy 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"
"It must be so - Plato, thou reason'st well! -/ Else whence this pleasing hope, this fond desire, / This longing after immortality?"
Author: Addison Quotes Category: Desire Quotes
"The Mind that lies fallow but a single Day, sprouts up in Follies that are only to be killed by a constant and assiduous Culture."
"Admiration is a very short-lived passion that immediately decays upon growing familiar with its object, unless it be still fed with fresh discoveries, and kept alive by a new perpetual succession of miracles rising up to its view."
"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."

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