A contented mind is the greatest blessing a man can enjoy in this world.
Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)
Contributed by: Zaady
Unbounded courage and compassion join'd, Tempering each other in the victor's mind, Alternately proclaim him good and great, And make the hero and the man complete.
Source: The Campaign. Line 219.
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.
The Hand that made us is divine.
Source: The Spectator, no. 465.
The woman that deliberates is lost.
Source: Cato. Act iv. Sc. 1.
What a pity is it That we can die but once to save our country!
Source: Cato. Act iv. Sc. 4.
Mutability of temper and inconsistency with ourselves is the greatest weakness of human nature.
Cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind, and fills it with a steady and perpetual serenity.
I have often thought, it happens very well that Christmas should fall out in the Middle of Winter.
For wheresoe'er I turn my ravish'd eyes, Gay gilded scenes and shining prospects rise, Poetic fields encompass me around, And still I seem to tread on classic ground.
Source: A Letter from Italy.
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