Joseph Addison Quotes (Author of Cato) – Top 50 Quotes Inspirational of Joseph Addison

Joseph Addison was an English essayist, Poet, PLaywriter and politician, He was born on 1 May 1672 and died on 17 June 1719, He with Richard Steele was a ledaing contributer to and guiding spirit of teh periodicals,

Some famous Books by joseph addison

  • The Coverley papers from the ‘Spectator,’ Joseph Addison in 1982
  • Cato: A Tragedy, and Selected Essays in 1713
  • Days with Sir Roger de Coverley Joseph Addison in 1886
  • The Spectator; Volume 1 Joseph Addison in 1711
  • The vision of Mirza
  • A Critique and Notes Upon the Paradise Lost: From the Spectator Joseph Addison
  • A Letter from Italy,: To the Right Honourable Charles, Lord Halifax Joseph Addison in 1703
  • The Drummer, Etc. Joseph Addison
  • The Freeholder, Swift’s notes on the Free-holder. The Plebeian, by Sir Richard Steele, with The Old whig, by Mr. Addison. The Lover Joseph Addison
  • THE ENGLISH THEATRE IN EIGHT VOLUMES: CONTAINING The Most Valuable PLAYS Which Have Been Acted on the LONDON STAGE.. CARELESS HUSBAND. By C. Cibber, Esq. ; CONSCIOUS LOVERS. By Sir Rich. Steele ; DRUMMER. By Joseph Addison, Esq. ; FAIR QUAKER of DEAL. By Mr. C. Shadwell. ; GAMESTER. By Mrs. Centlivre
  • The Works of the Right Honourable Joseph Addison: The Spectator [no. 487-600] The Guardian. The Lover. The present state of the war. The trial and conviction of Count Tariff. The Whig-examiner. The Freeholder [no. 1-30
  • The Drummer … The Fourth Edition. With a Preface by Sir Richard Steele … Occasioned by Mr. Tickell’s Preface to … Addison’s Works Joseph Addison
  • The Evidences of the Christian Religion: By the Right Honourable Joseph Addison, Esq; to which are Added, Several Discourses Against Atheism and Infidelity, … Occasionally Published by Him and Others: … With a Preface, Containing the Sentiments of Mr. Boyle, Mr. Locke, and Sir Isaac Newton, Concerning the Gospel-revelation
  • The Tatler; Or, Lucubrations of Isaac Bickerstaff, Esq Joseph Addison in 1709
  • Selections from the Spectator, Tatler, Guardian, and Freeholder: Selections from the Tatler. Selections from the Spectator [no.5-150 Joseph Addison
  • The Resurrection: A Poem Joseph Addison in 1718
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Joseph Addison Inspirational & Motivational 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. – Joseph Addison
  • Courage that grows from constitution often forsakes a man when he has occasion for it; courage which arises from a sense of duty acts; in a uniform manner. – Joseph Addison
  • Cheerfulness is the best promoter of health and is as friendly to the mind as to the body. – Joseph Addison
  • 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. – Joseph Addison
  • No oppression is so heavy or lasting as that which is inflicted by the perversion and exorbitance of legal authority. – Joseph Addison
  • 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
  • Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life. – Joseph Addison
  • A man should always consider how much he has more than he wants. – Joseph Addison
  • A just and reasonable modesty does not only recommend eloquence, but sets off every great talent which a man can be possessed of. – Joseph Addison
  • 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
  • If we hope for what we are not likely to possess, we act and think in vain, and make life a greater dream and shadow than it really is. – Joseph Addison
  • A woman seldom asks advice before she has bought her wedding clothes. – Joseph Addison
  • There is nothing more requisite in business than despatch. – Joseph Addison
  • What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the soul. – Joseph Addison
  • Animals, in their generation, are wiser than the sons of men; but their wisdom is confined to a few particulars, and lies in a very narrow compass. – Joseph Addison
  • There is nothing that makes its way more directly into the soul than beauty. – Joseph Addison
  • To be an atheist requires an indefinitely greater measure of faith than to recieve all the great truths which atheism would deny. – 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
  • I value my garden more for being full of blackbirds than of cherries, and very frankly give them fruit for their songs. – Joseph Addison
  • I will indulge my sorrows, and give way to all the pangs and fury of despair. – Joseph Addison
  • Suspicion is not less an enemy to virtue than to happiness; he that is already corrupt is naturally suspicious, and he that becomes suspicious will quickly be corrupt. – Joseph Addison
  • Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. – Joseph Addison
  • 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
  • Irregularity and want of method are only supportable in men of great learning or genius, who are often too full to be exact, and therefore they choose to throw down their pearls in heaps before the reader, rather than be at the pains of stringing them. – Joseph Addison
  • A contented mind is the greatest blessing a man can enjoy in this world. – 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
  • Nothing is more gratifying to the mind of man than power or dominion. – Joseph Addison
  • 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. – Joseph Addison
  • The utmost extent of man’s knowledge, is to know that he knows nothing. – Joseph Addison
  • Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for. – Joseph Addison
  • 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

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