Joseph Addison was born 1 May 1672, and died 17 June 1719
Joseph Addison Quotes
- Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
- Words, when well chosen, have so great a force in them, that a description often gives us more lively ideas than the sight of things themselves.
- Man is distinguished from all other creatures by the faculty of laughter.
- Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
- Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life.
- Everything that is new or uncommon raises a pleasure in the imagination, because it fills the soul with an agreeable surprise, gratifies its curiosity, and gives it an idea of which it was not before possessed.
- Plenty of people wish to become devout, but no one wishes to be humble.
- An empty desk is a sign of a cluttered desk drawer.
- There is nothing which we receive with so much reluctance as advice.
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