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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Husband a lie, and trump it up in some extraordinary emergency.
Source: Spectator, no. 507 (London), 11 Oct 1712.
The person who has a firm trust in the Supreme Being is powerful in his power, wise by his wisdom, happy by his happiness.
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.
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.
A day, an hour, of virtuous liberty Is worth a whole eternity in bondage.
Source: Cato. Act ii. Sc. 1.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
Source: Interesting Anecdotes, Memoirs, Allegories, Essays, and Poetical Fragments, 1794
Friendships, in general, are suddenly contracted; and therefore it is no wonder they are easily dissolved.
Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joy, and dividing our grief.
The friendships of the world are oft confederacies in vice, or leagues of pleasures.
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