Joseph Addison Quotes

Better to die ten thousand deaths, Than wound my honour.

Joseph Addison

The post of honour is a private station.

Joseph Addison

A beautiful eye makes silence eloquent, a kind eye makes contradiction an assent, an enraged eye makes beauty deformed. This little member gives life to every other part about us; and I believe the story of Argus implies no more than that the eye is in every part; that is to say, every other part would be mutilated were not its force represented more by the eye than even by itself.

Joseph Addison

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

Joseph Addison

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

Joseph Addison

Arguments out of a pretty mouth are unanswerable

Joseph Addison

Arguments out of a pretty mouth are unanswerable

Joseph Addison

Hypocrisy itself does great honor, or rather justice, to religion, and tacitly acknowledges it to be an ornament to human nature. The hypocrite would not be at so much pains to put on the appearance of virtue, if he did not know it was the most proper and effectual means to gain the love and esteem of mankind.

Joseph Addison

Charity is a virtue of the heart, and not of the hands.

Joseph Addison

Cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind, filling it with a steady and perpetual serenity

Joseph Addison

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

Joseph Addison

Sunday clears away the rust of the whole week.

Joseph Addison

Sunday clears away the rust of the whole week.

Joseph Addison

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

Joseph Addison

To say that authority, whether secular or religious, supplies no ground for morality is not to deny the obvious fact that it supplies a sanction.

Joseph Addison

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