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Joseph Addison Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Joseph Addison

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Sunday clears away the rust of the whole week.
- 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

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When men are easy in their circumstances,
they are naturally enemies to innovations.
- 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

 

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

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

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He who would pass his declining years with honor and comfort,
should, when young, consider that he may one day become old,
and remember when he is old, that he has once been young.
- 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

What sculpture is to a block of marble,
education is to the soul.
- Joseph Addison

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller PHOTO

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden PHOTO

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
- George Eliot

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

No man stands so tall as when he stoops to help a child.
- Anonymous (often attributed to Abraham Lincoln)

It doesn't matter how long my hair is
or what color my skin is
or whether I'm a woman or a man.
- John Lennon

Man should forget his anger before he lies down to sleep.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Each man's life touches so many other lives.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

The man of genius inspires us with
a boundless confidence in our own powers.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is easy enough to be pleasant
When life flows by like a song,
But the man worth while is the one who will smile
When everything goes dead wrong.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

All religions must be tolerated...
for every man must get to heaven in his own way.
- Epictetus

The man who can't dance thinks the band is no good.
- Polish Proverb

A man who dares to waste one hour of time
has not discovered the value of life.
- Charles Darwin

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

What is happiness except the simple harmony
between a man and the life he leads?
- Albert Camus

Life consists in what a man is thinking of all day.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man who doesn't trust himself
can never really trust anyone else.
- Cardinal De Retz

Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior.
- Socrates

Hardly a man in the world has an opinion
upon morals, political, or religion
which he got otherwise than
through his associations and sympathies.
- Mark Twain

A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.
- Mark Twain

Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man.
And man can be as big as he wants.
No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings.
- John F. Kennedy

Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea,
never regains its original dimensions.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

He is a man of courage who does not run away,
but remains at his post and fights against the enemy.
- Socrates

Happy is the hearing man; unhappy the speaking man.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Of course I am afraid. What sane man is not?
- Luciano Pavarotti

Each man is afraid of his neighbor's disapproval -
a thing which, to the general run of the human race,
is more dreaded than wolves and death.
- Mark Twain

Every man has his own courage,
and is betrayed because he seeks in himself
the courage of other persons.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

Habit is habit,
and not to be flung out of the window by any man,
but coaxed down-stairs a step at a time.
- Mark Twain

I don't like that man.
I must get to know him better.
- Abraham Lincoln

Circumstance does not make the man: it reveals him to himself.
- James Allen

Interdependence is and ought to be
as much the ideal of man as self-sufficiency.
Man is a social being.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Revenge... is like a rolling stone,
which, when a man hath forced up a hill,
will return upon him with a greater violence,
and break those bones whose sinews gave it motion.
- Albert Schweitzer

Infinite striving to be the best is man's duty;
it is its own reward.
Everything else is in God's hands.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.
- Benjamin Franklin

Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation
can be trusted to act humanely
or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear.
- Bertrand Russell

No man is a failure who enjoys life.
- William Feather

The man who is dissatisfied with himself, what can he do?
- Henry David Thoreau

Man needs difficulties; they are necessary for health.
- Carl Jung

The man form is higher than the angel form;
of all forms it is the highest.
Man is the highest being in creation,
because he aspires to freedom.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

A man too busy to take care of his health is like
a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools.
- Spanish Proverb

Freedom is never dear at any price.
It is the breath of life.
What would a man not pay for living?
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The greatest virtue of man is perhaps curiosity.
- Anatole France

Man prefers to believe what he prefers to be true.
- Francis Bacon

Adversity introduces a man to himself.
- Anonymous

One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men.
No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
- Elbert Hubbard

The man with insight enough to admit his limitations
comes nearest to perfection.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

If a man is proud of his wealth,
he should not be praised until it is known how he employs it.
- Socrates

A dog is not considered a good dog because he is a good barker.
A man is not considered a good man because he is a good talker.
- The Buddha

All things share the same breath -
the beast, the tree, the man...
the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle (attributed)

Experience is not what happens to a man.
It is what a man does with what happens to him.
- Aldous Huxley

No matter how dull, or how mean, or how wise a man is,
he feels that happiness is his indisputable right.
- Helen Keller

The man who goes alone can start today;
but he who travels with another
must wait till that other is ready.
- Henry David Thoreau

The gem cannot be polished without friction,
nor man perfected without trials.
- Confucius

You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.
- John Morley

A man should look for what is,
and not for what he thinks should be.
- Albert Einstein

A man who as a physical being
is always turned toward the outside,
thinking that his happiness lies outside him,
finally turns inward and
discovers that the source is within him.
- Soren Kierkegaard

All this worldly wisdom was once
the unamiable heresy of some wise man.
- Henry David Thoreau

Man becomes great exactly in the degree
in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance;
the wise grows it under his feet.
- J. Robert Oppenheimer


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