Joseph Addison Quotes


110 Joseph Addison quotes:



"Arguments out of a pretty mouth are unanswerable."
Author: Addison Quotes Category: Argument 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."
"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
"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."
"Method is not less requisite in conversation than in writing, provided a man would talk to make himself understood"
"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
"I will indulge my sorrows, and give way to all the pangs and fury of despair."
"When men are easy in their circumstances, they are naturally enemies to innovations."
"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"
"Cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind, filling it with a steady and perpetual serenity"
"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."
"Prejudice and self-sufficiency naturally proceed from inexperience of the world, and ignorance of mankind."
"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
"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
"Let freedom never perish in your hands."
Author: Addison Quotes Category: Freedom 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
"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



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