Joseph Addison Quotes

Health and cheerfulness mutually beget each other.

In all thy humors, whether grave or mellow, Thour’t such a touchy, testy, pleasant fellow, hast so much wit and mirth and spleen about thee, there is no living with thee, nor without thee.

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.

Nothing is capable of being well set to music that is not nonsense.

Books are the legacies that genius leaves to mankind, to be delivered down from generation to generation, as presents to those that are yet unborn.

Nothing is more gratifying to the mind of man than power or dominion.

To be an atheist requires an infinitely greater measure of faith than to receive all the great truths which atheism would deny.

Arguments out of a pretty mouth are unanswerable.

A man who is furnished with arguments from the mint will convince his antagonist much sooner than one who draws them from reason and philosophy.

There is nothing which we receive with so much reluctance as advice.