Our real blessings often appear to us in the shape of pains, losses and disappointments; but let us have patience and we soon shall see them in their proper figures.
Quote by Joseph Addison
Joseph Addison Quotes
To be perfectly just is an attribute of the divine nature; to be so to...
It is the privilege of posterity to set matters right between those antagonists who, by...
A man should always consider how much he has more than he wants.
A just and reasonable modesty does not only recommend eloquence, but sets off every great...
Admiration is a very short-lived passion, that immediately decays upon growing familiar with its object.
Plenty of people wish to become devout, but no one wishes to be humble.
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be...
The fear of death often proves mortal, and sets people on methods to save their...
Among all kinds of Writing, there is none in which Authors are more apt to...
From hence, let fierce contending nations know, What dire effects from civil discord flow
Books are the legacies that a great genius leaves to mankind, which are delivered down...
Arguments out of a pretty mouth are unanswerable
Mere bashfulness without merit is awkwardness.
Young men soon give, and soon forget, affronts; old age is slow in both.
There is nothing which we receive with so much reluctance as advice.
The important question is not, what will yield to man a few scattered pleasures, but...
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.
Their is no defense against criticism except obscurity.
The Mind that lies fallow but a single Day, sprouts up in Follies that are...
There is not so variable a thing in nature as a lady's head-dress.