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Joseph Addison

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

— Joseph Addison

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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

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

— Joseph Addison

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The great essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love and something to hope for.

— Joseph Addison

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

— Joseph Addison

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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

#love #pain #philosophical #equality

If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother and hope your guardian genius.

— Joseph Addison


Should the whole frame of nature round him break, In ruin and confusion hurled, He, unconcerned, would hear the mighty crack, And stand secure amidst a falling world.

— Joseph Addison


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

— Joseph Addison


If you wish success in life, make perseverance you bosom friend, experience your wise councellor, caution your elder brother, and hope your guardian genius.

— Joseph Addison

#hope #success #experience

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It continued to grow in popularity especially in the American colonies for several generations. The noble sons of Cato Portius and Marcus are both in love with Lucia the daughter of Lucius a senatorial ally of Cato. A second letter to his friend Sir Richard Steele was also found concerning the Tatler and other matters.

He was the eldest son of reverend Lancelot Addison. Joseph Addison (1 May 1672 – 17 June 1719) was an English essayist poet playwright and politician.

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