When men are easy in their circumstances, they are naturally enemies to innovations.
Quote by Joseph Addison
Joseph Addison Quotes
Plenty of people wish to become devout, but no one wishes to be humble.
A good conscience is to the soul what health is to the body; it preserves...
Sunday clears away the rust of the whole week.
We are always doing something for posterity, but I would fain see posterity do something...
The woman that deliberates is lost.
The utmost extent of man's knowledge, is to know that he knows nothing.
Their is no defense against criticism except obscurity.
Pride goes before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall.
The most violent appetites in all creatures are lust and hunger; the first is a...
A just and reasonable modesty does not only recommend eloquence, but sets off every great...
To be perfectly just is an attribute of the divine nature; to be so to...
When love once pleads admission to our hearts, In spite of all the virtue we...
There is not a more unhappy being than a superannuated idol.
When a man is made up wholly of the dove, without the least grain of...
A man should always consider how much he has more than he wants.
Some virtues are only seen in affliction and others only in prosperity.
Admiration is a very short-lived passion, that immediately decays upon growing familiar with its object.
With regard to donations always expect the most from prudent people, who keep their own...
Our real blessings often appear to us in the shape of pains, losses and disappointments;...
The unassuming youth seeking instruction with humility gains good fortune.