To say that authority, whether secular or religious, supplies no ground for morality is not to deny the obvious fact that it supplies a sanction.
Quote by Joseph Addison
Joseph Addison Quotes
Jealousy is that pain which a man feels from the apprehension that he is not...
Admiration is a very short-lived passion that immediately decays upon growing familiar with its object,...
Young men soon give, and soon forget affronts, Old age is slow in both.
Let freedom never perish in your hands.
Admiration is a very short-lived passion, that immediately decays upon growing familiar with its object.
Nothing is more gratifying to the mind of man than power or dominion.
Plenty of people wish to become devout, but no one wishes to be humble.
One should take good care not to grow too wise for so great a pleasure...
Arguments out of a pretty mouth are unanswerable
No oppression is so heavy or lasting as that which is inflicted by the perversion...
A happy marriage has in it all the pleasures of a friendship, all the enjoyments...
To a man of pleasure every moment appears to be lost, which partakes not of...
I have somewhere met with the epitaph on a charitable man which has pleased me...
Among all kinds of Writing, there is none in which Authors are more apt to...
True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's self, and in...
There is not a more unhappy being than a superannuated idol.
There is not so variable a thing in nature as a lady's head-dress.
Their is no defense against criticism except obscurity.
The woman that deliberates is lost.
Better to die ten thousand deaths than wound my honor.