If we hope for what we are not likely to possess, we act and think in vain, and make life a greater dream and shadow than it really is.
Quote by Joseph Addison
Joseph Addison Quotes
It is folly for an eminent man to think of escaping censure, and a weakness...
Arguments out of a pretty mouth are unanswerable
Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life.
Their is no defense against criticism except obscurity.
Admiration is a very short-lived passion, that immediately decays upon growing familiar with its object.
Irregularity and want of method are only supportable in men of great learning or genius,...
Better to die ten thousand deaths than wound my honor.
What pity is it That we can die, but once to serve our country.
The chief ingredients in the composition of those qualities that gain esteem and praise, are...
The post of honour is a private station.
Wit is the fetching of congruity out of incongruity
The stars shall fade away, the sun himself Grow dim with age, and nature sink...
Courage that grows from constitution often forsakes a man when he has occasion for it...
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch...
The woman that deliberates is lost.
Let freedom never perish in your hands.
Man is subject to innumerable pains and sorrows by the very condition of humanity, and...
Nothing is more gratifying to the mind of man than power or dominion.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
The unjustifiable severity of a parent is loaded with this aggravation, that those whom he...