Joseph Addison

1672 - 1719

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 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.

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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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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.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

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