We are growing serious, and let me tell you, that's the next step to being dull.
Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
Faith is kept alive in us, and gathers strength, more from practice than from speculation.
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.
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