Joseph Addison

1672 - 1719

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 nations

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From hence, let fierce contending nations know What dire effects from civil discord flow.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

Source: Cato. Act v. Sc. 4.

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on consequences, discretion, errors, learning, life, mind, perfection, prejudice, rest, sharing, talent, value, virtue, weakness, wit, work, and world

There are many shining qualities on the mind of man; but none so useful as discretion. It is this which gives a value to all the rest, and sets them at work in their proper places, and turns them to the advantage of their possessor. Without it, learning is pedantry; wit, impertinence; virtue itself looks like weakness; and the best parts only qualify a man to be more sprightly in errors, and active to his own prejudice. Though a man has all other perfections and wants discretion, he will be of no great consequence in the world; but if he has this single talent in perfection, and but a common share of others, he may do what he pleases in his station of life.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on crime, inconsistency, and world

Nothing that isn't a real crime makes a man appear so contemptible and little in the eyes of the world as inconsistency.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

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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 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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