Joseph Addison

1672 - 1719

A Quote by Joseph Addison on blessings, mind, and world

A contented mind is the greatest blessing a man can enjoy in this world.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on compassion, courage, good, heroism, and mind

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.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

Source: The Campaign. Line 219.

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on constitution, courage, and duty

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.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on divinity

The Hand that made us is divine.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

Source: The Spectator, no. 465.

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on losing and women

The woman that deliberates is lost.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

Source: Cato. Act iv. Sc. 1.

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on country, death, and pity

What a pity is it That we can die but once to save our country!

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

Source: Cato. Act iv. Sc. 4.

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on inconsistency, nature, temper, and weakness

Mutability of temper and inconsistency with ourselves is the greatest weakness of human nature.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on cheerfulness, kindness, mind, and serenity

Cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind, and fills it with a steady and perpetual serenity.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on christmas and thought

I have often thought, it happens very well that Christmas should fall out in the Middle of Winter.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on poetry

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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.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

Source: A Letter from Italy.

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