Men may change their climate, but they cannot change their nature. A man that goes out a fool cannot ride or sail himself into common sense.
Quote by Joseph Addison
Joseph Addison Quotes
Mutability of temper and inconsistency with ourselves is the greatest weakness of human nature.
Music, the greatest good that mortals know and all of heaven we have hear below.
Cheerfulness is the best promoter of health and is as friendly to the mind as...
No oppression is so heavy or lasting as that which is inflicted by the perversion...
Some virtues are only seen in affliction and others only in prosperity.
It is only imperfection that complains of what is imperfect. The more perfect we are...
The important question is not what will yield to man a few scattered pleasures, but...
Modesty is not only an ornament, but also a guard to virtue.
The unassuming youth seeking instruction with humility gains good fortune.
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.
Those Marriages generally abound most with Love and Constancy, that are preceded by a long...
A true critic ought to dwell upon excellencies rather than imperfections, to discover the concealed...
He who would pass his declining years with honor and comfort, should, when young, consider...
Nothing is capable of being well set to music that is not nonsense.
To be exempt from the passions with which others are tormented, is the only pleasing...
We are always doing something for posterity, but I would fain see posterity do something...
Admiration is a very short-lived passion, that immediately decays upon growing familiar with its object.
The utmost extent of man's knowledge, is to know that he knows nothing.
Our real blessings often appear to us in the shape of pains, losses and disappointments;...
What pity is it That we can die, but once to serve our country.