Joseph Addison Quotes & Wallpapers

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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Though a man cannot abstain from being weak, he may from being vicious. 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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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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In short, heaven is not to be looked upon only as the reward, but as the natural effect, of a religious life. Joseph Addison
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I think I may define it to be the faculty of the soul which discerns the beauties of an author with pleasure, and the imperfections with dislike. Joseph Addison
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T is liberty crowns Britannia's Isle, And makes her barren rocks and her bleak mountains smile. Joseph Addison
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In England we see people lulled sleep with solid and elaborate discourses of piety, who would be warmed and transported out of themselves by the bellowing and distortions of enthusiasm. Joseph Addison
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A good character, good habits, and iron industry are impregnable to the assaults of all the ill-luck that fools ever dreamed of. Joseph Addison
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Arnobius tells us that this martyrdom first of all made them seriously inquisitive into that religion which could endue the mind with so much strength and overcome the fear of death. Joseph Addison
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When a man has been guilty of any vice or folly, I think the best atonement he can make for it is to warn others not to fall into the like. Joseph Addison
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I never knew a critic who made it his business to lash the faults of other writers that was not guilty of greater himself - as the hangman is generally a worse malefactor than the criminal that suffers by his hand. 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. It shows virtue in the fairest light; takes off in some measure from the deformity of vice; and makes even folly and impertinence supportable. Joseph Addison
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Should I publish any favors done me by your lordship, I am afraid it would look more like vanity than gratitude. 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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Should the whole frame of nature round him break, In ruin and confusion hurled, He, unconcerned, would hear the mighty crack, And stand secure amidst a falling world. Joseph Addison
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