Quotes of Joseph Addison

“ If men would consider not so much wherein they differ, as wherein they agree, there would be far less of uncharitableness and angry feeling. ”

- Joseph Addison

“ I value my garden more for being full of blackbirds than of cherries, and very frankly give them fruit for their songs. ”

- Joseph Addison

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

- Joseph Addison

“ Exercise ferments the humors, casts them into their proper channels, throws off redundancies, and helps nature in those secret distributions, without which the body cannot subsist in its vigor, nor the soul act with cheerfulness. ”

- Joseph Addison

“ Man is distinguished from all other creatures by the faculty of laughter. ”

- Joseph Addison

“ How beautiful is death, when earn'd by virtue! Who would not be that youth? What pity is it That we can die but once to serve our country! ”

- Joseph Addison

“ If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother and hope your guardian genius. ”

- Joseph Addison

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

- Joseph Addison

“ True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one’s self. ”

- Joseph Addison

“ True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one’s self. ”

- Joseph Addison

“ Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for. ”

- Joseph Addison

“ A contented mind is the greatest blessing a man can enjoy in this world. ”

- 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. ”

- Joseph Addison

“ Good nature will always supply the absence of beauty; but beauty cannot supply the absence of good nature. ”

- Joseph Addison

“ A contented mind is the greatest blessing a man can enjoy in this world. ”

- 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. ”

- Joseph Addison

“ Jealousy is that pain which a man feels from the apprehension that he is not equally beloved by the person whom he entirely loves. ”

- Joseph Addison

“ Let freedom never perish in your hands. ”

- Joseph Addison

“ There is nothing that makes its way more directly to the soul than beauty. ”

- Joseph Addison

“ I value my garden more for being full of blackbirds than of cherries, and very frankly give them fruit for their songs. ”

- Joseph Addison

“ Cheerfulness is the best promoter of health and is as friendly to the mind as to the body. ”

- Joseph Addison

“ Health and cheerfulness naturally beget each other. ”

- Joseph Addison

“ What sculpture is to a block of marble education is to the human soul. ”

- Joseph Addison

“ Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life. ”

- Joseph Addison

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

- Joseph Addison

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

- Joseph Addison

“ There is nothing that makes its way more directly to the soul than beauty. ”

- Joseph Addison

“ The greatest sweetener of human life is friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover. ”

- Joseph Addison

“ 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

“ What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul. ”

- Joseph Addison
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