The most violent appetites in all creatures are lust and hunger; the first is a perpetual call upon them to propagate their kind, the latter to preserve themselves.
Quote by Joseph Addison
Joseph Addison Quotes
Modesty is not only an ornament, but also a guard to virtue.
The post of honour is a private station.
It is only imperfection that complains of what is imperfect. The more perfect we are...
There is nothing more requisite in business than despatch.
The Mind that lies fallow but a single Day, sprouts up in Follies that are...
Nothing is more gratifying to the mind of man than power or dominion.
The utmost extent of man's knowledge, is to know that he knows nothing.
Let freedom never perish in your hands.
Young men soon give, and soon forget, affronts; old age is slow in both.
Ridicule is generally made use of to laugh men out of virtue and good sense,...
The friendships of the world are oft confederacies in vice, or leagues of pleasures.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
To be an atheist requires an infinitely greater measure of faith than to receive all...
The chief ingredients in the composition of those qualities that gain esteem and praise, are...
If we hope for what we are not likely to possess, we act and think...
He thought he was a wit, and he was half right.
If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor,...
Books are the legacies that a great genius leaves to mankind, which are delivered down...
Be a little careful about your library. Do you foresee what you will do with...
Books are good enough in their own way, but they are a mighty bloodless substitute...