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154 Famous Quotes by Joseph Addison
5/1/1672 - 6/17/1719
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Great souls by instinct to each other turn, Demand alliance, and in friendship burn.

Friendship Quotes, by Joseph Addison , Source: The Campaign (l. 102)

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The friendships of the world are oft Confederacies in vice, or leagues of pleasure; Ours has severest virtue for its basis, And such a friendship ends not but with life.

Friendship Quotes, by Joseph Addison , Source: Cato (act III, sc. 1)

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Oh! think what anxious moments pass between The birth of plots, and their last fatal periods, Oh! 'tis a dreadful interval of time, Filled up with horror all, and big with death!

Conscience Quotes, by Joseph Addison , Source: Cato (act I, sc. 3)

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O ye powers that search The heart of man, and weigh his inmost thoughts, If I have done amiss, impute it not! The best may err, but you are good.

Repentance Quotes, by Joseph Addison , Source: Cato (act V, sc. 4)

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I think the Romans call it Stoicism.

Courage Quotes, by Joseph Addison , Source: Cato (act I, sc. 4)

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The soul, secured in her existence, smiles At the drawn dagger, and defies its point.

Courage Quotes, by Joseph Addison , Source: Cato (act V, sc. 1)

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The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, the best of circumstances.

Courage Quotes, by Joseph Addison , Source: Cato (act V, sc. 1)

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

Justice Quotes, by Joseph Addison , Source: in the "Guardian", no. 99

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There in no virtue so truly great and godlike as justice.

Justice Quotes, by Joseph Addison , Source: in the "Guardian", no. 99

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What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the soul.

Soul Quotes, by Joseph Addison , Source: in the "Spectator", no. 215

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But thou shall flourish in immortal youth, Unhurt amidst the wars of elements, The wrecks of matter, and the crush of worlds.

Soul Quotes, by Joseph Addison , Source: Cato (act V, sc. 1)

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'Tis not in mortals to command success, But we'll do more, Sempronius,-- We'll deserve it.

Success Quotes, by Joseph Addison , Source: Cato (act I, sc. 2)

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The wrecks of matter, and the crush of worlds.

World Quotes, by Joseph Addison , Source: Cato (act V, sc. 1)

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There is nothing more requisite in business than dispatch.

Business Quotes, by Joseph Addison , Source: The Drummer (act V, sc. 1)

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The circumstance which gives authors an advantage above all these great masters, is this, that they can multiply their originals; or rather, can make copies of their works, to what number they please, which shall be as valuable as the originals themselves.

Authorship Quotes, by Joseph Addison , Source: in the "Spectator", no. 166

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Much might be said on both sides.

Argument Quotes, by Joseph Addison , Source: in the "Spectator", no. 122

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Books are the legacies that a great genius leaves to mankind, which are delivered down from generation to generation, as presents to the posterity of those who are yet unborn.

Books Quotes, by Joseph Addison , Source: in the "Spectator", no. 166

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I will indulge my sorrows, and give way To all the pangs and fury of despair.

Despair Quotes, by Joseph Addison , Source: Cato (act IV, sc. 3)

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The spacious firmament on high, With all the blue ethereal sky, And spangled heavens, a shining frame, Their great Original proclaim. Forever singing, as they shine, The hand that made us is divine.

Stars Quotes, by Joseph Addison , Source: Ode--The Spacious Firmament on High

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A day, an hour, of virtuous liberty Is worth a whole eternity in bondage.

Liberty Quotes, by Joseph Addison , Source: Cato (act II, sc. 1)

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Yet then from all my grief, O Lord, Thy mercy set me free, Whilst in the confidence of pray'r My soul took hold on thee. - Joseph Addison,

Prayer Quotes, by Joseph Addison , Source: Miscellaneous Poems--Divine Ode made by Gentleman on Conclusion of his Travels (verse 6)

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There is no greater sign of a general decay of virtue in a nation, than a want of zeal in its inhabitants for the good of their country.

Zeal Quotes, by Joseph Addison , Source: Freeholder (no. 5)

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A thousand trills and quivering sounds In airy circles o'er us fly, Till, wafted by a gentle breeze, They faint and languish by degrees, And at a distance die.

Sound Quotes, by Joseph Addison , Source: An Ode for St. Cecelia's Day (VI)

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My voice is still for war.

War Quotes, by Joseph Addison , Source: Cato

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From hence, let fierce contending nations know, What dire effects from civil discord flow.

War Quotes, by Joseph Addison , Source: Cato (act V, sc. 4)

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