Joseph Addison

1672 - 1719

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 on pride and soul

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'T 's pride, rank pride, and haughtiness of soul; I think the Romans call it stoicism.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

Source: Cato. Act i. Sc. 4.

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on business

There is nothing more requisite in business than dispatch.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on authors, emptiness, entertainment, life, and reading

Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

Source: Spectator, no. 93 (London), 16 June 1711.

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on authors and kindness

Authors have established it as a kind of rule, that a man ought to be dull sometimes; as the most severe reader makes allowances for many rests and nodding-places in a voluminous writer.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

Source: Spectator, no. 124 (London), 23 July 1711.

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on age, greatness, posterity, and privilege

It is the privilege of posterity to set matters right between those antagonists who, by their rivalry for greatness, divided a whole age.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on jokes

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Round-heads and wooden-shoes are standing jokes.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

Source: Prologue to The Drummer.

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on reason

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It must be so, Plato, thou reason'st well!

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on posterity

'We are always doing', says he, 'something for Posterity, but I would fain see Posterity do something for us.'

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

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