Joseph Addison

1672 - 1719

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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A Quote by Joseph Addison on genius, learning, and men

Irregularity and want of method are only supportable in men of great learning or genius, who are often too full to be exact, and therefore they choose to throw down their pearls in heaps before the reader, rather than be at the pains of stringing them.

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.

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.

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.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

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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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A Quote by Joseph Addison on vices and world

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

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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