Joseph Addison

1672 - 1719

A Quote by Joseph Addison on honor, men, privacy, and vices

When vice prevails, and impious men bear sway, The post of honour is a private station.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

Source: Cato. Act iv. Sc. 4.

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on exercise, ideas, life, mind, and understanding

From social intercourse are derived some of the highest enjoyments of life; where there is a free interchange of sentiments the mind acquires new ideas, and by frequent exercise of its powers, the understanding gains fresh vigor.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on solitude

To be exempt from the passions with which others are tormented, is the only pleasing solitude.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on confusion, nature, security, and world

Should the whole frame of Nature round him break, In ruin and confusion hurled, He, unconcerned, would hear the mighty crack, And stand secure amidst a falling world.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

Source: Horace. Ode iii. Book iii.

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on fraud, guilt, philosophy, rebellion, and temper

Thy steady temper, Portius, Can look on guilt, rebellion, fraud, and Cæsar, In the calm lights of mild philosophy.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

Source: Cato. Act i. Sc. 1.

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on success

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'T is not in mortals to command success, But we 'll do more, Sempronius, - we 'll deserve it.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

Source: Cato. Act i. Sc. 2.

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A Quote by Joseph Addison

Sunday clears away the rust of the whole week.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

Source: Spectator, no. 112 (London), 9 July 1711.

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on education, sculpture, and soul

What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the soul.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

Source: Spectator, no. 215 (London), 6 November 1711.

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on country and greatness

Red with uncommon wrath, to blast the man who owes his greatness to his country's ruin?

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

Source: Cato.

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on preparation

The Lord my pasture shall prepare, And feed me with a shepherd's care; His presence shall my wants supply, And guard me with a watchful eye.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

Source: Spectator. No. 444.

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