Blesses his stars and thinks it luxury.
Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)
Source: Cato. Act i. Sc. 4.
Contributed by: Zaady
Knowledge is that which, next to virtue, truly raises one person above another.
Great Pompey's shade complains that we are slow, And Scipio's ghost walks unaveng'd amongst us!
Source: Cato. Act ii. Sc. 1.
But in all despotic governments, though a particular prince may favour arts and letter, there is a natural degeneracy of mankind.
Source: The Spectator
There is not a more pleasing exercise of the mind than gratitude.
We are growing serious, and let me tell you, that's the next step to being dull.
If men would consider not so much wherein they differ, as wherein they agree, there would be far less of uncharitableness and angry feeling in the world.
If we hope for what we are not likely to possess, we act and think in vain, and make life a greater dream and shadow than it really is.
The hours of a wise man are lengthened by his ideas.
Source: The Spectator, 18 June 1711.
Husband a lie, and trump it up in some extraordinary emergency.
Source: Spectator, no. 507 (London), 11 Oct 1712.
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