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Quotes by Joseph Addison

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

Gratitude is the best attitude. There is not a more pleasing exercise of the mind than gratitude. It is accompanied with such an inward satisfaction that the duty is sufficiently rewarded by the performance.
– Joseph Addison

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

What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure, but scattered along the life’s pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
– Joseph Addison

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

Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
– 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

Plenty of people wish to become devout, but no one wishes to be humble.
– Joseph Addison

Sunday clears away the rust of the whole week.
– Joseph Addison

Certain is it that there is no kind of affection so purely angelic as of a father to a daughter. In love to our wives there is desire; to our sons, ambition, but to our daughters there is something which there are no words to express.
– Joseph Addison

A man should always consider how much he has more than he wants.
– Joseph Addison

The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
– Joseph Addison

True happiness… arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one’s self.
– Joseph Addison

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

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

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