Joseph Addison

1672 - 1719

A Quote by Joseph Addison on age, death, existence, immortality, life, nature, soul, war, and youth

I 'm weary of conjectures,-this must end 'em. Thus am I doubly armed: my death and life, My bane and antidote, are both before me: This in a moment brings me to an end; But this informs me I shall never die. The soul, secured in her existence, smiles At the drawn dagger, and defies its point. The stars shall fade away, the sun himself Grow dim with age, and Nature sink in years; But thou shalt flourish in immortal youth, Unhurt amidst the war of elements, The wrecks of matter, and the crush of worlds.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

Source: Cato. Act v. Sc. 1.

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on body, conscience, good, health, serenity, and soul

A good conscience is to the soul what health is to the body; it preserves a constant ease and serenity within us, and more than countervails all the calamities and afflictions that can possibly befall us.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on heart and world

A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart, and his next to escape the censures of the 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 beauty and soul

There is nothing that makes its way more directly to the soul than beauty.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on belief, stupidity, truth, and virtue

A man must be both stupid and uncharitable who believes there is no virtue or truth but on his own side.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on garden, songs, and value

I value my garden more for being full of blackbirds than of cherries, and very frankly give them fruit for their songs.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

Source: The Spectator

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on blessings and patience

Our real blessings often appear to us in the shapes of pains, losses and the disappointments; but let us have patience, and we soon shall see them in their proper figures.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on heaven and originality

The spacious firmament on high, With all the blue ethereal sky, And spangled heavens, a shining frame, Their great Original proclaim.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

Source: Ode.

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on books, generations, genius, mankind, and posterity

Books are the legacies of 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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