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.
Quote by Joseph Addison
Joseph Addison Quotes
What pity is it That we can die, but once to serve our country.
The friendships of the world are oft confederacies in vice, or leagues of pleasures.
Young men soon give, and soon forget, affronts; old age is slow in both.
Admiration is a very short-lived passion, that immediately decays upon growing familiar with its object.
Nothing is more gratifying to the mind of man than power or dominion.
Among all kinds of Writing, there is none in which Authors are more apt to...
A man must be both stupid and uncharitable who believes there is no virtue or...
Jesters do often prove prophets.
When a man is made up wholly of the dove, without the least grain of...
He thought he was a wit, and he was half right.
A contented mind is the greatest blessing a man can enjoy in this world.
Suspicion is not less an enemy to virtue than to happiness; he that is already...
Good nature is more agreeable in conversation than wit, and gives a certain air to...
Sunday clears away the rust of the whole week.
I value my garden more for being full of blackbirds than of cherries, and very...
No oppression is so heavy or lasting as that which is inflicted by the perversion...
Ridicule is generally made use of to laugh men out of virtue and good sense,...
Pride goes before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall.
Pride is pleasure arising from a man's thinking too highly of himself.
Pride is a vice, which pride itself inclines every man to find in others, and...