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Joseph Addison Quotes

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

Related topics: Christian Religion

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

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


 

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

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


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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

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

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

When It's Darkest, Men See the Stars.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next.
Mere tolerance has given place to a sentiment of brotherhood
between sincere men of all denominations.
- Helen Keller

Men are disturbed not by things,
but by the view which they take of them.
- Epictetus

Habits age men before their time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Many men go fishing all of their lives
without knowing that it is not fish they are after.
- Henry David Thoreau

If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right.
Men will believe what they see.
- Henry David Thoreau

Truth is the property of no individual
but is the treasure of all men.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Men are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Men of lofty genius,
when they are doing the least work,
are most active.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Wise men put their trust in ideas
and not in circumstances
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I do not believe in a fate that
falls on men however they act;
but I do believe in a fate
that falls on them unless they act.
- The Buddha

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

Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Men occasionally stumble over the truth,
but most of them pick themselves up
and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
- Winston Churchill

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke

Men and women are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Men in general judge more from
appearances than from reality. All
men have eyes, but few have
the gift of penetration.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste
that they hurry past it.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The reason why men do not obey us,
is because they see the mud at the bottom of our eye.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Great men or men of great gifts
you shall easily find,
but symmetrical men never.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Who never walks save where he sees
men's tracks, makes no discoveries.
- J. G. Holland

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

How could man rejoice in victory
and delight in the slaughter of men?
- Lao Tzu

The majority of men meet with failure
because of their lack of persistence
in creating new plans to take
the place of those which fail.
- Napoleon Hill

Men are born to succeed, not to fail.
- Henry David Thoreau

In the long run, men hit only what they aim at.
Therefore, they had better aim at something high.
- Henry David Thoreau

Women must try to do things as men have tried.
When they fail their failure must be
but a challenge to others.
- Amelia Earhart

Achievement seems to be connected with action.
Successful men and women keep moving.
They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
- Conrad Hilton

More men fail through lack of purpose than lack of talent.
- Billy Sunday

For those men who, sooner or later, are lucky enough
to break away from the pack, the most intoxicating moment
comes when they cease being bodies in other men's command
and find that they control their own time,
when they learn their own voice and authority.
- Theodore H. White

Men ought either to be indulged or utterly destroyed,
for if you merely offend them, they take vengeance,
but if you injure them greatly, they are unable to retaliate,
so that the injury done to a man
ought to be such that vengeance cannot be feared.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

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

Behind an able man there are always other able men.
- Chinese proverb

Trust men and they will be true to you;
treat them greatly and they will show themselves great.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are times, sir, when men of good conscience
cannot blindly follow orders.
- Captain Picard, STAR TREK: The Next Generation

Do not pray for easy lives.
Pray to be stronger men.
- John F. Kennedy

To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.
- Abraham Lincoln

The problems of the world cannot possibly
be solved by skeptics or cynics
whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities.
We need men who can dream of things that never were.
- John F. Kennedy

There is a good ear, in some men,
that draws supplies to virtue
out of very indifferent nutriment.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Shallow men believe in luck.
Strong men believe in cause and effect.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking.
There is an almost universal quest
for easy answers and half-baked solutions.
Nothing pains some people more than having to think.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The only good luck many great men ever had was
being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
- Channing Pollock

My heart bleeds at the death of every one of our gallant men.
- Robert E. Lee

A man likes his wife to be
just clever enough to appreciate his cleverness,
and just stupid enough to admire it.
- Israel Zangwill

The highest proof of the spirit is love.
Love is the eternal thing which men can already
on earth possess as it really is.
- Albert Schweitzer

Women marry men hoping they will change.
Men marry women hoping they will not.
- Albert Einstein

Just as a candle cannot burn without fire,
men cannot live without a spiritual life.
- The Buddha

The highest result of education is tolerance.
Long ago men fought and died for their faith;
but it took ages to teach them the other kind of courage, -
the courage to recognize the faiths of their brethren
and their rights of conscience.
- Helen Keller

The revelation of thought takes men
out of servitude into freedom.
- 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

Here's a toast to your new bride who has everything a girl
could want in her life, except for good taste in men.
- Anonymous

Real friendships among men are so rare
that when they occur they are famous.
- Clarence Day

All successful people men and women are big dreamers.
They imagine what their future could be,
ideal in every respect,
and then they work every day toward
their distant vision,
that goal or purpose.
- Brian Tracy

I have three precious things which I hold fast and prize.
The first is gentleness;
the second is frugality;
the third is humility, which keeps me from putting myself before others.
Be gentle and you can be bold;
be frugal and you can be generous;
avoid putting yourself before others
and you can become a leader among men.
- Lao Tzu

Women want mediocre men,
and men are working to be as mediocre as possible.
- Margaret Mead

Men kick friendship around like a football,
but it doesn't seem to crack.
Women treat it like glass and it goes to pieces.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

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

It is not work that kills men; it is worry.
Worry is rust upon the blade.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Every kind of peaceful cooperation among men
is primarily based on mutual trust
and only secondarily on institutions
such as courts of justice and police.
- Albert Einstein

The difference between men friends and women friends
is that men tend to do things together,
women tend to just be together.
- Art Jahnke

Every optimist moves along with progress and hastens it,
while every pessimist would keep the worlds at a standstill.
The consequence of pessimism in the life of a nation
is the same as in the life of the individual.
Pessimism kills the instinct that
urges men to struggle against poverty,
ignorance and crime, and dries up
all the fountains of joy in the world.
- Helen Keller


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