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Joseph Addison
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Our disputants put me in mind of the skuttle fish, that when he is unable to extricate himself, blackens all the water about him, till he becomes invisible. Joseph Addison
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Upon the whole, a contented mind is the greatest blessing a man can enjoy in this world. Joseph Addison
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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 amid the war of elements, The wreck of matter, and the crush of worlds. Joseph Addison
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Our disputants put me in mind of the scuttlefish that, when he is unable to extricate himself, blackens the water about him till he becomes invisible. Joseph Addison
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Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys, and dividing our grief. Joseph Addison
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Though a man cannot abstain from being weak, he may from being vicious. Joseph Addison
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I never knew an early-rising, hard-working, prudent man, careful of his earnings and strictly honest, who complained of hard luck. A good character, good habits and iron industry are impregnable to the assaults of all ill-luck that fools ever dreamed. Joseph Addison
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As addictions go, reading is among the cleanest, easiest to feed, happiest. Joseph Addison
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A great large book is a great evil. Joseph Addison
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When I consider the Question, Whether there are such Persons in the World as those we call Witches? My Mind is divided between the two opposite Opinions; or rather I believe in general that there is, and has been such a thing as Witchcraft; but at the same time can give no Credit to any Particular Instance of it. Joseph Addison
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A man should always consider how much he has more than he wants, and how much more unhappy he might be than he really is. Joseph Addison
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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. Joseph Addison
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Most of the trades, professions, and ways of living among mankind, take their original either from the love of the pleasure, or the fear of want. The former, when it becomes too violent, degenerates into luxury, and the latter into avarice. Joseph Addison
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Musick is certainly a very agreeable Entertainment, but if it would take the entire Possession of our Ears, if it would make us incapable of hearing Sense, if it would exclude Arts that have a much greater Tendency to the Refinement of human Nature; I must confess I would allow it no better Quarter than Plato has done, who banishes it out of his Common-wealth. Joseph Addison
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Marriage enlarges the Scene of our Happiness and Miseries. Joseph Addison
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It was a saying of an ancient philosopher, which I find some of our writers have ascribed to Queen Elizabeth, who perhaps might have taken occasion to repeat it, that a good face is a letter of recommendation. Joseph Addison
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The English delight in Silence more than any other European Nation, if the Remarks which are made on us by Foreigners are true. Joseph Addison
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