I have somewhere met with the epitaph on a charitable man which has pleased me very much. I cannot recollect the words, but here is the sense of it: What I spent I lost; what I possessed is left to…
Quote by Joseph Addison
Joseph Addison Quotes
A just and reasonable modesty does not only recommend eloquence, but sets off every great...
Arguments out of a pretty mouth are unanswerable
Knowledge is that which, next to virtue, truly raises one person above another.
If men would consider not so much where they differ, as wherein they agree, there...
There is nothing that makes its way more directly into the soul than beauty.
There is nothing more requisite in business than despatch.
Cheerfulness is the best promoter of health and is as friendly to the mind as...
Some virtues are only seen in affliction and others only in prosperity.
Pride goes before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall.
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.
To be an atheist requires an indefinitely greater measure of faith than to recieve all...
No oppression is so heavy or lasting as that which is inflicted by the perversion...
Animals, in their generation, are wiser than the sons of men; but their wisdom is...
The unassuming youth seeking instruction with humility gains good fortune.
Nothing is more amiable than true modesty, and nothing more contemptible than the false
There is not a more unhappy being than a superannuated idol.
Music, the greatest good that mortals know and all of heaven we have hear below.
Those Marriages generally abound most with Love and Constancy, that are preceded by a long...
Mere bashfulness without merit is awkwardness.