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154 Famous Quotes by Joseph Addison
5/1/1672 - 6/17/1719
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The friendships of the world are oft confederacies in vice, or leagues of pleasures.

Friendship Quotes, by Joseph Addison

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Admiration is a very short-lived passion, that immediately decays upon growing familiar with its object.

Admiration Quotes, by Joseph Addison

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A man must be both stupid and uncharitable who believes there is no virtue or truth but on his own side.

Bigotry Quotes, by Joseph Addison

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Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.

Books and reading Quotes, by Joseph Addison

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It is folly for an eminent man to think of escaping censure, and a weakness to be affected with it. All the illustrious persons of ;antiquity, and indeed of every age in the world, have passed through this fiery persecution.

Censure Quotes, by Joseph Addison

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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.

Country Quotes, by Joseph Addison

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Courage that grows from constitution often forsakes a man when he has occasion for it courage which arises from a sense of duty acts in a uniform manner.

Courage Quotes, by Joseph Addison

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The Fear of Death often proves Mortal, and sets People on Methods to save their Lives, which infallibly destroy them.

Death / immortality Quotes, by Joseph Addison

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If men would consider not so much where they differ, as wherein they agree, there would be far less of uncharitableness and angry feeling in the world.

Difference Quotes, by Joseph Addison

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Education is a companion which no misfortune can depress, no crime can destroy, no enemy can alienate,no despotism can enslave. At home, a friend, abroad, an introduction, in solitude a solace and in society an ornament.It chastens vice, it guides virtue, it gives at once grace and government to genius. Without it, what is man? A splendid slave, a reasoning savage.

Education Quotes, by Joseph Addison

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Everything that is new or uncommon raises a pleasure in the imagination, because it fills the soul with an agreeable surprise, gratifies its curiosity, and gives it an idea of which it was not before possessed.

Imagination Quotes, by Joseph Addison

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It is only imperfection that complains of what is imperfect. The more perfect we are, the more gentle and quiet we become towards the defects of others. -Joseph Addison.

Inspiring Quotes, by Joseph Addison

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A misery is not to be measured from the nature of the evil, but from the temper of the sufferer.

Misery Quotes, by Joseph Addison

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Modesty is not only an ornament, but also a guard to virtue.

Modesty Quotes, by Joseph Addison

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An ostentatious man will rather relate a blunder or an absurdity he has committed, than be debarred from talking of his own dear person.

Ostentation Quotes, by Joseph Addison

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It is the privilege of posterity to set matters right between those antagonists who, by their rivalry for greatness, divided a whole age.

Rivalry Quotes, by Joseph Addison

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Our delight in any particular study, art, or science rises and improves in proportion to the application which we bestow upon it. Thus, what was at first an exercise becomes at length an entertainment.

Study Quotes, by Joseph Addison

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Tradition is an important help to history, but its statements should be carefully scrutinized before we rely on them.

Tradition Quotes, by Joseph Addison

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Is there not some chosen curse, some hidden thunder in the stores of heaven, red with uncommon wrath, to blast the man who owes his greatness to his country's ruin!

Treason Quotes, by Joseph Addison

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Talking with a friend is nothing else but thinking aloud.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Joseph Addison

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It is the privilege of posterity to set matters right between those antagonists who, by their rivalry for greatness, divided a whole age.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Joseph Addison

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Sunday clears away the rust of the whole week.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Joseph Addison

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

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Joseph Addison

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The man who will live above his present circumstances, is in great danger of soon living beneath them; or as the Italian proverb says, "The man that lives by hope, will die by despair

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Joseph Addison

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Men may change their climate, but they cannot change their nature. A man that goes out a fool cannot ride or sail himself into common sense.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Joseph Addison

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