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Joseph Addison Quotes: "What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable."

What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.




Joseph Addison Quotes: "I value my garden more for being full of blackbirds than of cherries, and very frankly give them fruit for their songs."

I value my garden more for being full of blackbirds than of cherries, and very frankly give them fruit for their songs.




Joseph Addison Quotes: "If you wish to succeed in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother, and hope your guardian genius."

If you wish to succeed in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother, and hope your guardian genius.



Joseph Addison Quotes: "Cheerfulness is the best promoter of health and is as friendly to the mind as to the body."

Cheerfulness is the best promoter of health and is as friendly to the mind as to the body.




Joseph Addison Quotes: "Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for."

Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.



Joseph Addison Quotes: "Sunday clears away the rust of the whole week."

Sunday clears away the rust of the whole week.



Joseph Addison Quotes: "No one is more cherished in this world than someone who lightens the burden of another. Thank you."

No one is more cherished in this world than someone who lightens the burden of another. Thank you.




Joseph Addison Quotes: "The voice of reason is more to be regarded than the bent of any present inclination; since inclination will at length come over to reason, though we can never force reason to comply with inclination."

The voice of reason is more to be regarded than the bent of any present inclination; since inclination will at length come over to reason, though we can never force reason to comply with inclination.



Joseph Addison Quotes: "Ridicule is generally made use of to laugh men out of virtue and good sense, by attacking everything praiseworthy in human life."

Ridicule is generally made use of to laugh men out of virtue and good sense, by attacking everything praiseworthy in human life.



Joseph Addison Quotes: "A man should always consider how much he has more than he wants."

A man should always consider how much he has more than he wants.



Joseph Addison Quotes: "In all thy humours, whether grave or mellow, Thou'rt such a touchy, testy, pleasant fellow, Hast so much wit and mirth and spleen about thee, There is no living with thee, nor without thee."

In all thy humours, whether grave or mellow, Thou'rt such a touchy, testy, pleasant fellow, Hast so much wit and mirth and spleen about thee, There is no living with thee, nor without thee.



Joseph Addison Quotes: "The dawn is overcast, the morning lowers, And heavily in clouds brings on the day, The great, the important day, big with the fate Of Cato and of Rome."

The dawn is overcast, the morning lowers, And heavily in clouds brings on the day, The great, the important day, big with the fate Of Cato and of Rome.




Joseph Addison Quotes: "T is liberty crowns Britannia's Isle, And makes her barren rocks and her bleak mountains smile."

T is liberty crowns Britannia's Isle, And makes her barren rocks and her bleak mountains smile.



Joseph Addison Quotes: "There is nothing that makes its way more directly into the soul than beauty."

There is nothing that makes its way more directly into the soul than beauty.



Joseph Addison Quotes: "A day, an hour, of virtuous liberty Is worth a whole eternity in bondage."

A day, an hour, of virtuous liberty Is worth a whole eternity in bondage.



Joseph Addison Quotes: "The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover."

The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.



Joseph Addison Quotes: "Love is a second life; it grows into the soul, warms every vein, and beats in every pulse."

Love is a second life; it grows into the soul, warms every vein, and beats in every pulse.



Joseph Addison Quotes: "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."

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.



Joseph Addison Quotes: "Their is no defense against criticism except obscurity."

Their is no defense against criticism except obscurity.



Joseph Addison Quotes: "The spacious firmament on high, And all the blue ethereal sky, And spangled heavens, a shining frame, Their great Original proclaim."

The spacious firmament on high, And all the blue ethereal sky, And spangled heavens, a shining frame, Their great Original proclaim.



Joseph Addison Quotes: "What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the human soul."

What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the human soul.



Joseph Addison Quotes: "Allegories, when well chosen, are like so many tracks of light in a discourse, that make everything about them clear and beautiful."

Allegories, when well chosen, are like so many tracks of light in a discourse, that make everything about them clear and beautiful.



Joseph Addison Quotes: "Cleanliness may be defined to be the emblem of purity of mind."

Cleanliness may be defined to be the emblem of purity of mind.



Joseph Addison Quotes: "Encourage innocent amusement."

Encourage innocent amusement.



Joseph Addison Quotes: "A cloudy day or a little sunshine have as great an influence on many constitutions as the most recent blessings or misfortunes."

A cloudy day or a little sunshine have as great an influence on many constitutions as the most recent blessings or misfortunes.



Joseph Addison Quotes: "Music, the greatest good that mortals know and all of heaven we have hear below."

Music, the greatest good that mortals know and all of heaven we have hear below.



Joseph Addison Quotes: "Loveliest of women! heaven is in thy soul, Beauty and virtue shine forever round thee, Bright'ning each other! thou art all divine!"

Loveliest of women! heaven is in thy soul, Beauty and virtue shine forever round thee, Bright'ning each other! thou art all divine!



Joseph Addison Quotes: "Our disputants put me in mind of the cuttlefish that, when he is unable to extricate himself, blackens the water about him till he becomes invisible."

Our disputants put me in mind of the cuttlefish that, when he is unable to extricate himself, blackens the water about him till he becomes invisible.



Joseph Addison Quotes: "All well-regulated families set apart an hour every morning for tea and bread and butter"

All well-regulated families set apart an hour every morning for tea and bread and butter



Joseph Addison Quotes: "An ostentatious man will rather relate a blunder or an absurdity he has committed, than be debarred from talking of his own dear person."

An ostentatious man will rather relate a blunder or an absurdity he has committed, than be debarred from talking of his own dear person.



Joseph Addison Quotes: "True benevolence or compassion, extends itself through the whole of existence and sympathizes with the distress of every creature capable of sensation."

True benevolence or compassion, extends itself through the whole of existence and sympathizes with the distress of every creature capable of sensation.



Joseph Addison Quotes: "How is it possible for those who are men of honor in their persons, thus to become notorious liars in their party"

How is it possible for those who are men of honor in their persons, thus to become notorious liars in their party



Joseph Addison Quotes: "When men are easy in their circumstances, they are naturally enemies to innovations."

When men are easy in their circumstances, they are naturally enemies to innovations.



Joseph Addison Quotes: "A man’s first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart."

A man’s first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.



Joseph Addison Quotes: "Certain is it that there is no kind of affection so purely angelic as of a father to a daughter."

Certain is it that there is no kind of affection so purely angelic as of a father to a daughter.



Joseph Addison Quotes: "If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend."

If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend.



Joseph Addison Quotes: "The utmost extent of man's knowledge, is to know that he knows nothing."

The utmost extent of man's knowledge, is to know that he knows nothing.



Joseph Addison Quotes: "Justice is that which is practiced by God himself, and to be practiced in its perfection by none but him. Omniscience and omnipotence are requisite for the full exertion of it."

Justice is that which is practiced by God himself, and to be practiced in its perfection by none but him. Omniscience and omnipotence are requisite for the full exertion of it.



Joseph Addison Quotes: "There is not a more pleasing exercise of the mind than gratitude. It is accompanied with such an inward satisfaction that the duty is sufficiently rewarded by the performance"

There is not a more pleasing exercise of the mind than gratitude. It is accompanied with such an inward satisfaction that the duty is sufficiently rewarded by the performance



Joseph Addison Quotes: "Nothing is more gratifying to the mind of man than power or dominion."

Nothing is more gratifying to the mind of man than power or dominion.



Joseph Addison Quotes: "The most skillful flattery is to let a person talk on, and be a listener."

The most skillful flattery is to let a person talk on, and be a listener.



Joseph Addison Quotes: "Love is a second life."

Love is a second life.



Joseph Addison Quotes: "Among the several kinds of beauty, the eye takes most delight in colors."

Among the several kinds of beauty, the eye takes most delight in colors.



Joseph Addison Quotes: "I am wonderfully pleased when I meet with any passage in an old Greek or Latin author, that is not blown upon, and which I have never met with in any quotation."

I am wonderfully pleased when I meet with any passage in an old Greek or Latin author, that is not blown upon, and which I have never met with in any quotation.



Joseph Addison Quotes: "I shall endeavor to enliven morality with wit, and to temper wit with morality."

I shall endeavor to enliven morality with wit, and to temper wit with morality.



Joseph Addison Quotes: "When all thy mercies, O my God, My rising soul surveys, Transported with the view I'm lost, in wonder, love and praise."

When all thy mercies, O my God, My rising soul surveys, Transported with the view I'm lost, in wonder, love and praise.



Joseph Addison Quotes: "Books are the legacies that a great genius leaves to mankind, which are delivered down from generation to generation as presents to the posterity of those who are yet unborn."

Books are the legacies that a great genius leaves to mankind, which are delivered down from generation to generation as presents to the posterity of those who are yet unborn.



Joseph Addison Quotes: "Man is distinguished from all other creatures by the faculty of laughter."

Man is distinguished from all other creatures by the faculty of laughter.



Joseph Addison Quotes: "The important question is not, what will yield to man a few scattered pleasures, but what will render his life happy on the whole amount."

The important question is not, what will yield to man a few scattered pleasures, but what will render his life happy on the whole amount.