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Joseph Addison
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A few persons of an odious and despised country could not have filled the world with believers, had they not shown undoubted credentials from the divine person who sent them on such a message. Joseph Addison
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Were I to prescribe a rule for drinking, it should be formed upon a saying quoted by Sir William Temple: the first glass for myself, the second for my friends, the third for good humor, and the fourth for mine enemies. Joseph Addison
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Quick sensitivity is inseperable from a ready understanding. Joseph Addison
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Tis not my talent to conceal my thoughts, Or carry smiles and sunshine in my face, When discontent sits heavy at my heart. Joseph Addison
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Eternity! thou pleasing dreadful thought! Through what variety of untried being, Through what new scenes and changes must we pass! Joseph Addison
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How is it possible for those who are men of honor in their persons, thus to become notorious liars in their party Joseph Addison
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O ye powers that search The heart of man, and weigh his inmost thoughts, If I have done amiss, impute it not! The best may err, but you are good. Joseph Addison
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Instability of temper ought to be checked when it disposes men to wander from one scheme to another: since such a fickleness cannot but be attended with fatal consequences. Joseph Addison
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I have often thought, says Sir Roger, it happens very well that Christmas should fall out in the middle of Winter. Joseph Addison
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Nothing that isn't a real crime makes a man appear so contemptible and little in the eyes of the world as inconsistency. Joseph Addison
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The spacious firmament on high, And all the blue ethereal sky, And spangled heavens, a shining frame, Their great Original proclaim. Joseph Addison
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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. Joseph Addison
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Among those evils which befall us, there are many which have been more painful to us in the prospect than by their actual pressure. Joseph Addison
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Nothing, says Longinus, can be great, the contempt of which is great. Joseph Addison
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The pleasantest part of a man's life is generally that which passes in courtship, provided his passion be sincere, and the party beloved kind with discretion. Love, desire, hope, all the pleasing emotions of the soul, rise in the pursuit. Joseph Addison
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The head has the most beautiful appearance, as well as the highest station, in a human figure. Joseph Addison
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The first of all virtues is innocence; the next is modesty. If we banish modesty out of the world, she carries away with her half the virtue that is in it. Joseph Addison
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Man is the merriest species of the creation; all above or below him are serious. Joseph Addison
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Every one knows the veneration which was paid by the Jews to a name so great, wonderful, and holy. They would not let it enter even into their religious discourses. What can we then think of those who make use of so tremendous a name, in the ordinary expression of their anger, mirth, and most impertinent passions? Joseph Addison
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By anticipation we sugar misery and enjoy happiness before they are in being. We can set the sun and stars forward, or lose sight of them by wandering into those retired parts of eternity when the heavens and earth shall be no more. Joseph Addison
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A contented mind is the greatest blessing a man can enjoy in this world; and if in the present life his happiness arises from the subduing of his desires, it will arise in the next from the gratification of them. Joseph Addison
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To this end, nothing is to be more carefully consulted than plainness. In a lady's attire this is the single excellence; for to be what some people call fine, is the same vice, in that case, as to be florid is in writing or speaking. Joseph Addison
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The ways of heaven are dark and intricate, Puzzled in mazes, and perplex'd with errors; Our understanding traces them in vain, Lost and bewilder'd in the fruitless search; Nor sees with how much art the windings run, Nor where the regular confusion ends. Joseph Addison
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It is always to be understood that a lady takes all you detract from the rest of her sex to be a gift to her. Joseph Addison
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There is nobody so weak of invention that cannot make some little stories to villify his enemy. Joseph Addison
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For my own part, I am apt to join in the opinion with those who believe that all the regions of Nature swarm with spirits, and that we have multitudes of spectators on all our actions when we think ourselves most alone. Joseph Addison
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Whether dark presages of the night proceed from any latent power of the soul during her abstraction, or from any operation of subordinate spirits, has been a dispute. Joseph Addison
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It must be so,-Plato, thou reasonest well! Else whence this pleasing hope, this fond desire, This longing after immortality? Or whence this secret dread and inward horror Of falling into naught? Why shrinks the soul Back on herself, and startles at destruction? 'T is the divinity that stirs within us; 'T is Heaven itself that points out an hereafter, And intimates eternity to man. Eternity! thou pleasing, dreadful thought! Joseph Addison
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The great art in writing advertisements is the finding out of a proper method to catch the reader's eye; without which, a good thing may pass over unobserved, or lost among commissions of bankrupt. Joseph Addison
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It is a celebrated thought of Socrates, that if all the misfortunes of mankind were cast into a public stock, in order to be equally distributed among the whole species, those who now think themselves the most unhappy would prefer the share they are already possessed of, before that which would fall to them by such a division. [as they realise their problems could be worse!] Joseph Addison
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One of the most important but one of the most difficult things for a powerful mind is to be its own master. Joseph Addison
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The Infusion of a China plant sweetened with the pith of an Indian Cane. Joseph Addison
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All well-regulated families set apart an hour every morning for tea and bread and butter. Joseph Addison
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There is not a more pleasing exercise of the mind than gratitude. It is accompanied with such an inward satisfaction that the duty is sufficiently rewarded by the performance. Joseph Addison
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O Dormer, how can I behold thy fate, And not the wonders of thy youth relate; How can I see the gay, the brave, the young, Fall in the cloud of war, and lie unsung! In joys of conquest he resigns his breath, And, filled with England's glory, smiles in death. Joseph Addison
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Tis pride, rank pride, and haughtiness of soul: I think the Romans call it Stoicism. Joseph Addison
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Why wilt thou add to all the griefs I suffer Imaginary ills, and fancy'd tortures? Joseph Addison
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In doing what we ought we deserve no praise, Because it is our duty. Joseph Addison
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Content thyself to be obscurely good. When vice prevails, and impious men bear sway, The post of honor is a private station. Joseph Addison
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The soul, secured in her existence, smiles At the drawn dagger, and defies its point. Joseph Addison
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Some virtues are only seen in affliction and some in prosperity. Joseph Addison
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The great art in writing advertisements is the finding out a proper method to catch the reader's eye; without which a good thing may pass over unobserved, or be lost among commissions of bankrupt. Joseph Addison
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For wheresoe'er I turn my ravish'd eyes, Gay gilded scenes and shining prospects rise, Poetic fields encompass me around, And still I seem to tread on classic ground. Joseph Addison
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That he delights in the misery of others no man will confess, and yet what other motive can make a father cruel? Joseph Addison
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The Mind that lies fallow but a single Day, sprouts up in Follies that are only to be killed by a constant and assiduous Culture. Joseph Addison
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There is nothing more requisite in business than despatch. Joseph Addison
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He who would pass his declining years with honor and comfort, should, when young, consider that he may one day become old, and remember when he is old, that he has once been young. Joseph Addison
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The disease of jealously is so malignant that is converts all it takes into its own nourishment. Joseph Addison
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We are growing serious, and, let me tell you, that's the very next step to being dull. Joseph Addison
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Artificial intelligence will never be a match for natural stupidity. Joseph Addison
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They were a people so primitive they did not know how to get money, except by working for it. Joseph Addison
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Female Virtues are of a Domestick turn. The Family is the proper Province for Private Women to Shine in. If they must be showing their Zeal for the Publick, let it not be against those who are perhaps of the same Family, or at least of the same Religion or Nation, but against those who are the open, professed, undoubted Enemies of their Faith, Liberty, and Country. Joseph Addison
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A reader seldom peruses a book with pleasure until he knows whether the writer of it be a black man or a fair man, of a mild or choleric disposition, married or a bachelor. Joseph Addison
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To be perfectly just is an attribute in the divine nature; to be so to the utmost of our abilities, is the glory of man. Joseph Addison
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Without constancy there is neither love, friendship, nor virtue in the world. Joseph Addison
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For ever singing as they shine, The hand that made us is divine. Joseph Addison
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Among the several kinds of beauty, the eye takes most delight in colors. Joseph Addison
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If men would consider not so much wherein they differ, as wherein they agree, there would be far less of uncharitableness and angry feeling in the world. Joseph Addison
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Music when thus applied raises in the mind of the hearer great conceptions. It strengthens devotion, and advances praise into rapture. Joseph Addison
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If the minds of men were laid open, we should see but little difference between them and that of the fool; there are infinite reveries and numberless extravagancies pass through both. Joseph Addison
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Labor or 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
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For whereso'er I turn my ravished eyes, Gay gilded scenes and shining prospects rise; Poetic fields encompass me around, And still I seem to tread on classic ground. Joseph Addison
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How is it possible for those who are men of honor in their persons, thus to become notorious liars in their party? Joseph Addison
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Man is subject to innumerable pains and sorrows by the very condition of humanity, and yet, as if nature had not sown evils enough in life, we are continually adding grief to grief and aggravating the common calamity by our cruel treatment of one another. Joseph Addison
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Round-heads and Wooden-shoes are standing jokes. Joseph Addison
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I Have often thought if the minds of men were laid open, we should see but little difference between that of the wise man and that of the fool. There are infinite reveries, numberless extravagances, and a perpetual train of vanities which pass through both. The great difference is, that the first knows how to pick and cull his thoughts for conversation, by suppressing some, and communicating others; whereas the other lets them all indifferently fly out in words. Joseph Addison
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Oh! think what anxious moments pass between The birth of plots, and their last fatal periods, Oh! 'tis a dreadful interval of time, Filled up with horror all, and big with death! Joseph Addison
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There is no talent so pernicious as eloquence to those who have it under command. Joseph Addison
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There is no virtue so truly great and godlike as justice. Joseph Addison
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Knavery is ever suspicious of knavery. Joseph Addison
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