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  • When a man becomes familiar with his goddess, she quickly sinks into a woman
    (Joseph Addison)

  • Better to die ten thousand deaths than wound my honor.
    (Joseph Addison)

  • To a man of pleasure every moment appears to be lost, which partakes not of the vivacity of amusement.
    (Joseph Addison)

  • The Mind that lies fallow but a single Day, sprouts up in Follies that are only to be killed by a constant and assiduous Culture.
    (Joseph Addison)

  • Should the whole frame of Nature round him break, In ruin and confusion hurled, He, unconcerned, would hear the mighty crack, And stand secure amidst a falling world.
    (Joseph Addison)


  • Pray consider what a figure a man would make in the republic of letters.
    (Joseph Addison)

  • What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the soul.
    (Joseph Addison)

  • Tradition is an important help to history, but its statements should be carefully scrutinized before we rely on them
    (Joseph Addison)

  • Music, the greatest good that mortals know and all of heaven we have hear below.
    (Joseph Addison)

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

  • True happiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to pomp and noise
    (Joseph Addison)

  • The unjustifiable severity of a parent is loaded with this aggravation, that those whom he injures are always in his sight.
    (Joseph Addison)

  • One should take good care not to grow too wise for so great a pleasure of life as laughter.
    (Joseph Addison)

  • Jealousy is that pain which a man feels from the apprehension that he is not equally beloved by the person whom he entirely loves
    (Joseph Addison)

  • A true critic ought to dwell upon excellencies rather than imperfections, to discover the concealed beauties of a writer, and communicate to the world such things as are worth their observation.
    (Joseph Addison)


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