Joseph Addison

Joseph Addison

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Author Profession: English Writer
Born: May 01, 1672
Died: June 17, 1719
Birth Sign: Taurus

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

Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.

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.

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.

Sunday clears away the rust of the whole week.

Jesters do often prove prophets.

It is folly for an eminent man to think of escaping censure, and a weakness to be affected with it. All the illustrious persons of antiquity, and indeed of every age in the world, have passed through this fiery persecution.

Is there not some chosen curse, some hidden thunder in the stores of heaven, red with uncommon wrath, to blast the man who owes his greatness to his country's ruin!

A woman seldom asks advice before she has bought her wedding clothes.

Their is no defense against criticism except obscurity.

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

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.

No oppression is so heavy or lasting as that which is inflicted by the perversion and exorbitance of legal authority.

The stars shall fade away, the sun himself Grow dim with age, and nature sink in years, But thou shalt flourish in immortal youth, Unhurt amidst the wars of elements, The wrecks of matter, and the crush of worlds.

A contented mind is the greatest blessing a man can enjoy in this world.

To be an atheist requires an indefinitely greater measure of faith than to recieve all the great truths which atheism would deny.

Better to die ten thousand deaths than wound my honor.

Plenty of people wish to become devout, but no one wishes to be humble.

Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life.

It is only imperfection that complains of what is imperfect. The more perfect we are the more gentle and quiet we become towards the defects of others.

One of the luckiest things that can happen to you in life is, I think, to have a happy childhood. Agatha Christie

I have always loved cashmere and knitwear is the first thing I'm drawn to when shopping - even if I don't need any. Claudia Schiffer

I just thank God that I didn't grow up with so much money or privilege because you had to create ways to make it happen. Kim Basinger

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