The best Quotations


To a man of pleasure every moment appears to be lost, which partakes not of the vivacity of amusement.
- 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

True happiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to pomp and noise; it 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

We are growing serious, and let me tell you, that's the next step to being dull.
- Joseph Addison

What an absurd thing it is to pass over all the valuable parts of a man, and fix our attention on his infirmities.
- Joseph Addison

What pity is it that we can die, but once to serve our country.
- Joseph Addison

What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to an human soul.
- 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

While i yet live, let me not live in vain.
- Joseph Addison

With regard to donations always expect the most from prudent people, who keep their own accounts.
- Joseph Addison

Young men soon give, and soon forget, affronts; old age is slow in both.
- Joseph Addison

Young people soon give, and forget insults, but old age is slow in both.
- Joseph Addison

''we are always doing,'' says he, ''something for posterity, but i would see posterity do something for us.''
- Joseph Addison

'tis not in mortals to command success, but we'll do more, sempronius, we'll deserve it.
- 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 good conscience is to the soul what health is to the body; it preserves constant ease and serenity within us; and more than countervails all the calamities and afflictions which can befall us from without.
- 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 man should always consider how much he has more than he wants...
- Joseph Addison

A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart, and his next to escape the censures of the world.
- Joseph Addison

A misery is not to be measure from the nature of the evil, but from the temper of the sufferer.
- Joseph Addison

Admiration is a very short-lived passion that immediately decays upon growing familiar with its object, unless it be still fed with fresh discoveries, and kept alive by a new perpetual succession of miracles rising up to its view.
- 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

Arguments out of a pretty mouth are unanswerable.
- Joseph Addison

As vivacity is the gift of women, gravity is that of men.
- Joseph Addison


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Quotation If love means that one person absorbs the other, then no real relationship exists any more. Love evaporates; there is nothing left to love. The integrity of self is gone. - writer
Quotation Voters don't decide issues, they decide who will decide issues. - writer
Quotation The two most precious things this side of the grave are our reputation and our life. But it is to be lamented that the most contemptible whisper may deprive us of the one, and the weakest weapon of the other. - writer
Quotation This is true enough, but success is the next best thing to happiness, and if you can't be happy as a success, it's very unlikely that you would find a deeper, truer happiness in failure. - writer
Quotation The perfect love affair is one which is conducted entirely by post. - writer
Quotation To be, or not to be: that is the question. - writer