Quotes by Joseph Addison

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What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the soul.
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I value my garden more for being full of blackbirds than of cherries, and very frankly give them fruit for their songs.
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A woman seldom asks advice before she has bought her wedding clothes.
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There is nothing touches our imagination so much as a beautiful woman in a plain dress.
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I recommend to every one of my readers, the keeping a journal of their lives for one week, and setting down punctually their whole series of employments during that space of time. This kind of self-examination would give them a true state of themselves, and incline them to consider seriously what they are about. One day would rectify the omissions of another, and make a man weigh all those indifferent actions, which, though they are easily forgotten, must certainly be accounted for.
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Education is a companion which no misfortune can depress, no crime can destroy, no enemy can alienate, no despotism can enslave. At home, a friend, abroad, an introduction, in solitude a solace and in society an ornament. It chastens vice, it guides virtue.
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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.
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Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
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Admiration is a very short-lived passion, that immediately decays upon growing familiar with its object.
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Let freedom never perish in your hands.
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