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Quotes By Joseph Addison

Nationality
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DOB
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1-05-1672
DOD
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17-06-1719

Writer Joseph Addison was born on 1st May 1672 AD. A British citizen, Joseph Addison was born in United Kingdom. Joseph Addison was 47 years old when he died on 17th June 1719 AD. In his life Joseph Addison was famous not only for his work but also for quotations and sayings, some of which are quite popular and listed here.

It is only imperfection that complains of what is imperfect. The more perfect we are, the more gentle and quiet we become towards the defects of others.

- Joseph Addison

When somebody gives you a sexy look, you know they're trying. It's terrible! But when you smile, it's so much sexier!

- 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

A contented mind is the greatest blessing a man can enjoy in this world.

- Joseph Addison

A man must be both stupid and uncharitable who believes there is no virtue or truth but on his own side.

- Joseph Addison

A woman seldom asks advice before she has bought her wedding clothes.

- 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

Books are the legacies that a great genius leaves to mankind, which are delivered down from generation to generation as presents to the posterity of those who are yet unborn.

- Joseph Addison

Cheerfulness is the best promoter of health and is as friendly to the mind as to the body.

- 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

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

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

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

Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life.

- Joseph Addison

Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.

- 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

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

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