Mere bashfulness without merit is awkwardness.
Quote by Joseph Addison
Joseph Addison Quotes
The woman that deliberates is lost.
I... recommend to every one of my Readers, the keeping a Journal of their Lives...
The post of honour is a private station.
Marriage enlarges the scene of our happiness and of our miseries. A marriage of love...
Modesty is not only an ornament, but also a guard to virtue
Modesty is not only an ornament, but also a guard to virtue.
With regard to donations always expect the most from prudent people, who keep their own...
Nothing is capable of being well set to music that is not nonsense.
A just and reasonable modesty does not only recommend eloquence, but sets off every great...
The unassuming youth seeking instruction with humility gains good fortune.
If we hope for what we are not likely to possess, we act and think...
Friendships, in general, are suddenly contracted; and therefore it is no wonder they are easily...
No oppression is so heavy or lasting as that which is inflicted by the perversion...
Cheerfulness is the best promoter of health, and is as friendly to the mind as...
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
Let freedom never perish in your hands.
An ostentatious man will rather relate a blunder or an absurdity he has committed, than...
Ridicule is generally made use of to laugh men out of virtue and good sense,...
Ridicule has historically proven itself a rickety fence for great ideas.
Ridicule is the tribute paid to the genius by the mediocrities.