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Quotations by author » Joseph Addison
English Essayist, Poet, Dramatist and Statesman, 1672-1719
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The friendships of the world are oft confederacies in vice, or leagues of pleasures
Friendship
The greatest sweetener of human life is friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
Friendship
The Hand that made us is divine.
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The hours of a wise man are lengthened by his ideas.
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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.
Wonder
The infusion of a China plant sweetened with the pith of an Indian cane.
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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
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The most violent appetites in all creatures are lust and hunger; the first is a perpetual call upon them to propagate their kind, the latter to preserve themselves.
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The post of honour is a private station.
Honor
The religious man fears, the man of honor scorns, to do an ill action
Action
The spacious firmament on high, / And all the blue ethereal sky, / And spangled heavens, a shining frame, / Their great Original proclaim.
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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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The unassuming youth seeking instruction with humility gains good fortune.
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The union of the Word and the Mind produces that mystery which is called Life... Learn deeply of the Mind and its mystery, for therein lies the secret of immortality.
LearningLifeMindWords
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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The utmost extent of man's knowledge, is to know that he knows nothing.
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Their is no defense against criticism except obscurity.
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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
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There is not a more unhappy being than a superannuated idol
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There is not any present moment that is unconnected with some future one. The life of every man is a continued chain of incidents, each link of which hangs upon the former. The transition from cause to effect, from event to event, is often carried on by secret steps, which our foresight cannot divine, and our sagacity is unable to trace. Evil may at some future period bring forth good; and good may bring forth evil, both equally unexpected.
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