Their is no defense against criticism except obscurity.
Quote by Joseph Addison
Joseph Addison Quotes
The important question is not, what will yield to man a few scattered pleasures, but...
Admiration is a very short-lived passion that immediately decays upon growing familiar with its object,...
Arguments out of a pretty mouth are unanswerable
There is nothing more requisite in business than despatch.
Mere bashfulness without merit is awkwardness.
Modesty is not only an ornament, but also a guard to virtue.
A just and reasonable modesty does not only recommend eloquence, but sets off every great...
A woman seldom asks advice before she has bought her wedding clothes.
A man must be both stupid and uncharitable who believes there is no virtue or...
Let freedom never perish in your hands.
The post of honour is a private station.
Nothing is more amiable than true modesty, and nothing more contemptible than the false
Jealousy is that pain which a man feels from the apprehension that he is not...
Nothing is more gratifying to the mind of man than power or dominion.
The stars shall fade away, the sun himself Grow dim with age, and nature sink...
Everything that is new or uncommon raises a pleasure in the imagination, because it fills...
To say that authority, whether secular or religious, supplies no ground for morality is not...
It is only imperfection that complains of what is imperfect. The more perfect we are...
Young men soon give, and soon forget, affronts; old age is slow in both.
Suspicion is not less an enemy to virtue than to happiness; he that is already...