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Joseph Addison Quotes

Joseph Addison
Talking with a friend is nothing else but thinking aloud.
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#English Writer

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

Joseph Addison
Sunday clears away the rust of the whole week.
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Joseph Addison
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
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#Circumstances

Joseph Addison
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.
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#English Writer

Joseph Addison
The unjustifiable severity of a parent is loaded with this aggravation, that those whom he injures are always in his sight.
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#English Writer

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Cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind, filling it with a steady and perpetual serenity
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#Cheerfulness

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A good conscience is to the soul what health is to the body; it preserves constant ease and serenity within us; and more than countervails all the calamities and afflictions which can befall us from without.
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#Conscience #Health

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When men are easy in their circumstances, they are naturally enemies to innovations.
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#English Writer #Circumstances

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A man that has a taste of music, painting, or architecture, is like one that has another sense, when compared with such as have no relish of those arts
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#Architecture

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The post of honour is a private station.
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#English Writer #Honour

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The stars shall fade away, the sun himself Grow dim with age, and nature sink in years, But thou shalt flourish in immortal youth, Unhurt amidst the wars of elements, The wrecks of matter, and the crush of worlds.
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#English Writer #Age And Aging

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Young men soon give, and soon forget affronts, Old age is slow in both
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#Age And Aging

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Young people soon give, and forget insults, but old age is slow in both.
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#Age And Aging

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If you wish to succeed in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother, and hope your guardian genius.
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#English Writer #Caution

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Mysterious love, uncertain treasure, hast thou more of pain or pleasure! Endless torments dwell about thee: Yet who would live, and live without thee!
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#English Writer

Joseph Addison
Our real blessings often appear to us in the shape of pains, losses and disappointments; but let us have patience and we soon shall see them in their proper figures.
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#English Writer #Blessings

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Some virtues are only seen in affliction and others only in prosperity.
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#English Writer #Affliction

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Suspicion is not less an enemy to virtue than to happiness; he that is already corrupt is naturally suspicious, and he that becomes suspicious will quickly be corrupt.
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#English Writer #Happiness

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Rides in the whirlwind and directs the storm.
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#Editing And Editors

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Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
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#English Writer