Joseph Addison

1672 - 1719

A Quote by Joseph Addison on blindness, friendship, and justice

Justice discards party, friendship, kindred, and is always, therefore, represented as blind.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

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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 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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A Quote by Joseph Addison on vices and world

The friendships of the world are oft confederacies in vice, or leagues of pleasures.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

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