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Joseph Addison

  • One should take good care not to grow too wise for so great a pleasure of life as laughter.... Joseph Addison {view}
  • A perfect tragedy is the noblest production of human nature.... Joseph Addison {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.... Joseph Addison {view}
  • When love once pleads admission to our hearts, / In spite of all the virtue we can boast,/ The woman that deliberates is lost.... Joseph Addison {view}
  • The fear of death often proves mortal, and sets people on methods to save their Lives, which infallibly destroy them.... Joseph Addison {view}
  • When men are easy in their circumstances, they are naturally enemies to innovations.... Joseph Addison {view}
  • There is nothing that makes its way more directly into the soul than beauty.... Joseph Addison {view}
  • What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.... Joseph Addison {view}
  • As vivacity is the gift of women, gravity is that of men.... Joseph Addison {view}
  • Animals, in their generation, are wiser than the sons of men; but their wisdom is confined to a few particulars, and lies in a very narrow compass.... Joseph Addison {view}
  • 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 the... Joseph Addison {view}
  • 'Tis not in mortals to command success, But we'll do more, Sempronius; we'll deserve it... Joseph Addison {view}
  • 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... Joseph Addison {view}
  • They were a people so primitive they did not know how to get money, except by working for it.... Joseph Addison {view}
  • Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life.... Joseph Addison {view}