A just and reasonable modesty does not only recommend eloquence, but sets off every great talent which a man can be possessed of.
Quote by Joseph Addison
Joseph Addison Quotes
Friendships, in general, are suddenly contracted; and therefore it is no wonder they are easily...
There is nothing that makes its way more directly into the soul than beauty.
Nothing is capable of being well set to music that is not nonsense.
An ostentatious man will rather relate a blunder or an absurdity he has committed, than...
Arguments out of a pretty mouth are unanswerable
A just and reasonable modesty does not only recommend eloquence, but sets off every great...
If we hope for what we are not likely to possess, we act and think...
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be...
Mirth is like a flash of lightning, that breaks through a gloom of clouds, and...
Modesty is not only an ornament, but also a guard to virtue.
Their is no defense against criticism except obscurity.
Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys, and dividing our grief.
There is not a more unhappy being than a superannuated idol.
Mere bashfulness without merit is awkwardness.
Books are the legacies that a great genius leaves to mankind, which are delivered down...
Mutability of temper and inconsistency with ourselves is the greatest weakness of human nature.
Jesters do often prove prophets.
The important question is not what will yield to man a few scattered pleasures, but...
Wonder rather than doubt is the root of knowledge
Wondering's healthy. Broadens the mind. Opens you up to all sorts of stray thoughts and...