Joseph Addison

1672 - 1719

A Quote by Joseph Addison on mortality, mystery, and morality

The union of the Word and Mind produces that mystery which
is called life...Learn deeply of the Mind and its mystery, for
their-in lies the secret of mortality.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on smile, humanity, and happiness

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.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on imagination, inspiration, life, and love

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. 

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

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A Quote by Joseph Addison

Books are the legacies that a great genius leaves to mankind, which are delivered down from generation to generation as presents to the posterity of those who are yet unborn.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on imagination, surprise, curiosity, new, and idea

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.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

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A Quote by Joseph Addison

In my Lucia's absence
Life hangs upon me, and becomes a burden;
I am ten times undone, while hope, and fear,
And grief, and rage and love rise up at once,
And with variety of pain distract me.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on good, laughter, life, men, ridicule, and virtue

Ridicule is generally made use of to laugh men out of virtue and good sense, by attacking everything praiseworthy in human life.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

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A Quote by Joseph Addison

A true critic ought to dwell rather upon excellencies than imperfections.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on bachelors, books, and pleasure

A reader seldom peruses a book with pleasure until he knows whether the writer of it be a black man or a fair man, of a mild or choleric disposition, married or a bachelor.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

Source: "The Spectator," no. 1

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on evil, misery, nature, and temper

A misery is not to be measured from the nature of the evil, but from the temper of the sufferer.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

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