Joseph Addison

1672 - 1719

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 faith, practice, and strength

Faith is kept alive in us, and gathers strength, more from practice than from speculation.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on happiness, power, trust, and wisdom

The person who has a firm trust in the Supreme Being is powerful in his power, wise by his wisdom, happy by his happiness.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on defense, greatness, and kindness

There is no defense against reproach but obscurity; it is a kind of concomitant to greatness, as satires and invectives were an essential part of a Roman triumph.

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on happiness, life, questions, and yielding

The important question is not, what will yield to man a few scattered pleasures, but what will render his life happy on the whole amount.

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on day, eternity, liberty, virtue, and worth

A day, an hour, of virtuous liberty Is worth a whole eternity in bondage.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

Source: Cato. Act ii. Sc. 1.

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on friendship, life, and secrets

The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

Source: Interesting Anecdotes, Memoirs, Allegories, Essays, and Poetical Fragments, 1794

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on wonder

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Friendships, in general, are suddenly contracted; and therefore it is no wonder they are easily dissolved.

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on friendship, grief, happiness, improvement, joy, and misery

Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joy, and dividing our grief.

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