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Joseph Addison
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Upon laying a weight in one of the scales, inscribed eternity, though I threw in that of time, prosperity, affliction, wealth, and poverty, which seemed very ponderous, they were not able to stir the opposite balance. Joseph Addison
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It is wonderful to see persons of sense passing away a dozen hours together in shuffling and dividing a pack of cards. Joseph Addison
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A religious hope does not only bear up the mind under her sufferings but makes her rejoice in them. Joseph Addison
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Reason shows itself in all occurrences of life; whereas the brute makes no discovery of such a talent, but in what immediately regards his own preservation or the continuance of his species. Joseph Addison
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Virtue which shuns, the day. Joseph Addison
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Poverty palls the most generous spirits; it cows industry, and casts resolution itself into despair. Joseph Addison
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A man who has any relish for fine writing either discovers new beauties or receives stronger impressions from the masterly strokes of a great author every time he peruses him; besides that he naturally wears himself into the same manner of speaking and thinking. Joseph Addison
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Persons in great stations have seldom their true character drawn till several years after their death. Their personal friendships and enmities must cease, and the parties they were engaged in be at an end, before their faults or their virtues can have justice done them. When writers have the least opportunities of knowing the truth, they are in the best disposition to tell it. Joseph Addison
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Music, among those who were styled the chosen people, was a religious art. Joseph Addison
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The soul, considered with its Creator, is like one of those mathematical lines that may draw nearer to another for all eternity without a possibility of touching it; and can there be a thought so transporting as to consider ourselves in these perpetual approaches to Him, who is not only the standard of perfection, but of happiness? Joseph Addison
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I would have every zealous man examine his heart thoroughly, and I believe he will often find that what be calls a zeal for his religion is either pride, interest, or ill-repute. Joseph Addison
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The person who has a firm trust in the Supreme Being is powerful in his power, wise by his wisdom, happy by his happiness. Joseph Addison
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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 Joseph Addison
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Let freedom never perish in your hands. Joseph Addison
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Good nature is more agreeable in conversation than wit and gives a certain air to the countenance which is more amiable than beauty. 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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