Quotes by Joseph Addison, page 2
79 quotes by 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.
Quote about shadow, dream, hope, life
It is folly for an eminent man to think of escaping censure, and a weakness to be affected with it. All the illustrious persons of antiquity, and indeed of every age in the world, have passed through this fiery persecution.
Quote about weakness, people, age, olderness, world, man
Justice is an unassailable fortress, built on the brow of a mountain which cannot be overthrown by the violence of torrents, nor demolished by the force of armies.
Quote about violence, justice, force, police
Man is subject to innumerable pains and sorrows by the very condition of humanity, and yet, as if nature had not sown evils enough in life, we are continually adding grief to grief and aggravating the common calamity by our cruel treatment of one...
Quote about sadness, humanity, common sense, nature, man, life
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.
Quote about common sense, change, man, sense, nature
Quote about shame, merit
Quote about modesty, virtue
Quote about music, good, good luck
Quote about weakness, nature, human imperfections
Quote about music, nothing, being
Quote about power, mind, nothing, man
Quote about laughter, pleasure, good, good luck, life