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Joseph Addison
Joseph Addison

Joseph Addison became a well-known writer at 22 after the publication of his first book, Account of the Greatest English Poets. He spent some years abroad in France, Italy, Germany, Austria, and Holland, eventually meeting Jonathan Swift, with whom he became close friends. HE is best known for found a magazine, The Spectator, with Richard Steele. He was elected to Parliament where he serve…

Date of Birth: May 01, 1672
Date of Death: June 17, 1719


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Joseph Addison

"True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's self, and in the next, from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions." Joseph Addison
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"Education is a companion which no misfortune can depress, no crime can destroy, no enemy can alienate, no despotism can enslave. At home, a friend, abroad, an introduction, in solitude a solace and in society an ornament. It chastens vice, it guides virtue, it gives at once grace and government to genius. Without it, what is man? A splendid slave, a reasoning savage." Joseph Addison
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"Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for." Joseph Addison
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"When men are easy in their circumstances, they are naturally enemies to innovations." Joseph Addison
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"The man who will live above his present circumstances, is in great danger of soon living beneath them; or as the Italian proverb says, "The man that lives by hope, will die by despair" Joseph Addison
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"Sunday clears away the rust of the whole week." Joseph Addison
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"Cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind, filling it with a steady and perpetual serenity" Joseph Addison
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"Talking with a friend is nothing else but thinking aloud." Joseph Addison
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"Men may change their climate, but they cannot change their nature. A man that goes out a fool cannot ride or sail himself into common sense." Joseph Addison
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"Admiration is a very short-lived passion, that immediately decays upon growing familiar with its object." Joseph Addison
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"It is the privilege of posterity to set matters right between those antagonists who, by their rivalry for greatness, divided a whole age." Joseph Addison
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"The unjustifiable severity of a parent is loaded with this aggravation, that those whom he injures are always in his sight." Joseph Addison
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"One should take good care not to grow too wise for so great a pleasure of life as laughter." Joseph Addison
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"A good conscience is to the soul what health is to the body; it preserves constant ease and serenity within us; and more than countervails all the calamities and afflictions which can befall us from without." Joseph Addison
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"The friendships of the world are oft confederacies in vice, or leagues of pleasure; ours has severest virtue for its basis, and such a friendship ends not but with life." Joseph Addison
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"Modesty is not only an ornament, but also a guard to virtue" Joseph Addison
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"Wit is the fetching of congruity out of incongruity" Joseph Addison
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"All well-regulated families set apart an hour every morning for tea and bread and butter" Joseph Addison
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"There is nothing that makes its way more directly into the soul than beauty." Joseph Addison
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"There is not a more unhappy being than a superannuated idol" Joseph Addison
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"To be an atheist requires an infinitely greater measure of faith than to receive all the great truths which atheism would deny" Joseph Addison
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