Joseph Addison

1672 - 1719

A Quote by Joseph Addison on luxury

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Blesses his stars and thinks it luxury.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

Source: Cato. Act i. Sc. 4.

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on knowledge and virtue

Knowledge is that which, next to virtue, truly raises one person above another.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on complaints

Great Pompey's shade complains that we are slow, And Scipio's ghost walks unaveng'd amongst us!

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

Source: Cato. Act ii. Sc. 1.

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on government and mankind

But in all despotic governments, though a particular prince may favour arts and letter, there is a natural degeneracy of mankind.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

Source: The Spectator

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on exercise, gratitude, and mind

There is not a more pleasing exercise of the mind than gratitude.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on seriousness

We are growing serious, and let me tell you, that's the next step to being dull.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on agreement, anger, feeling, men, and world

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.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on dreams, hope, and life

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.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on ideas

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The hours of a wise man are lengthened by his ideas.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

Source: The Spectator, 18 June 1711.

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on husbands and lies

Husband a lie, and trump it up in some extraordinary emergency.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

Source: Spectator, no. 507 (London), 11 Oct 1712.

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