If you wish to succeed in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother, and hope your guardian genius.
Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)
Contributed by: Zaady
If we may believe our logicians, man is distinguished from all other creatures by the faculty of laughter. He has a heart capable of mirth, and naturally disposed to it.
Source: The Spectator
No oppression is so heavy or lasting as that which is inflicted by the perversion and exorbitance of legal authority.
Source: Interesting Anecdotes, Memoirs, Allegories, Essays, and Political Fragments, 1794
Though we seem grieved at the shortness of life in general, we are wishing every period of it at an end. The minor longs to be at age, then to be a man of business, then to make up an estate, then to arrive at honors, then to retire.
There is not any present moment that is unconnected with some future one. The life of every man is a continued chain of incidents, each link of which hangs upon the former.
Whilst I yet live, let me not live in vain.
Love is a second life; it grows into the soul, warms every vein, and beats in every pulse.
Blesses his stars and thinks it luxury.
Source: Cato. Act i. Sc. 4.
See in what peace a Christian can die.
Man is distinguished from all other creatures by the faculty of laughter.
Source: The Spectator, September 26, 1712
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