Joseph Addison

1672 - 1719

A Quote by Joseph Addison on cruelty, fear, honesty, morality, power, and privacy

An honest private man often grows cruel and abandoned when converted into an absolute prince. Give a man power of doing what he pleases with impunity, you extinguish his fear, and consequently overturn in him one of the great pillars of morality.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

Source: The Spectator.

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on ignorance, mankind, prejudice, and world

Prejudice and self-sufficiency naturally proceed from inexperience of the world, and ignorance of mankind.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

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A Quote by Joseph Addison

A man should always consider how much he has more than he wants.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on change, climate, common sense, men, and nature

Men may change their climate, but they cannot change their nature. A man that goes out a fool cannot ride or sail himself into common sense.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on gloom

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Mirth is like a flash of lightning that breaks through a gloom of clouds and glitters for a moment.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

Source: Spectator, no. 381 (London), 17 May 1712.

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on good, heaven, and music

Music, the greatest good that mortals know, And all of heaven we have below.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on birth, earth, listening, and truth

Soon as the evening shades prevail, The moon takes up the wondrous tale, And nightly to the listening earth Repeats the story of her birth; While all the stars that round her burn, And all the planets in their turn, Confirm the tidings as they roll, And spread the truth from pole to pole.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

Source: Ode.

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on direction

And, pleased the Almighty's orders to perform, Rides in the whirlwind and directs the storm.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

Source: The Campaign. Line 291.

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on country, good, nations, virtue, and zeal

There is no greater sign of a general decay of virtue in a nation, than a want of zeal in its inhabitants for the good of their country.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

Source: Freeholder.

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on virtue

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Sweet are the slumbers of the virtuous man.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

Source: Cato. Act v. Sc. 4.

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