Joseph Addison Quotes

Courage is the thing. All goes if courage goes.

~ Joseph Addison

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

If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother and hope your guardian genius.

~ Joseph Addison

Education is a companion which no misfortune can depress, no crime can destroy, no enemy can alienate,no despotism can enslave. At home, a friend, abroad, an introduction, in solitude a solace and in society an ornament.It chastens vice, it guides virtue, it gives at once grace and government to genius. Without it, what is man A splendid slave, a reasoning savage.

~ Joseph Addison

Animals, in their generation, are wiser than the sons of men but their wisdom is confined to a few particulars, and lies in a very narrow compass.

~ Joseph Addison

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

Sunday clears away the rust of the whole week.

~ Joseph Addison

A misery is not to be measure from the nature of the evil, but from the temper of the sufferer.

~ Joseph Addison

True happiness... arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's self.

~ Joseph Addison

True happiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to pomp and noise it arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's self, and in the next from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions.

~ Joseph Addison

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