Joseph Addison

1672 - 1719

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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A Quote by Joseph Addison on mind and water

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Our disputants put me in mind of the skuttle fish, that when he is unable to extricate himself, blackens all the water about him, till he becomes invisible.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

Source: The Spectator

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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.

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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