Joseph Addison

1672 - 1719

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 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 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.

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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.

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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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