• Health and cheerfulness mutually beget each other.
    ~ 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
  • A happy marriage has in it all the pleasures of a friendship, all the enjoyments of sense and reason, and indeed, all the sweets of life.
    ~ Joseph Addison
  • 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
  • A woman seldom asks advice before she has bought her wedding clothes.
    ~ Joseph Addison
  • Sunday clears away the rust of the whole week.
    Sunday clears away the rust of the whole week.
    ~ Joseph Addison
  • There is nothing that makes its way more directly to the soul than beauty.
    ~ Joseph Addison, In The Spectator (June 23, 1712)
  • The hours of a wise man are lengthened by his ideas.
    ~ Joseph Addison
  • 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
  • A true critic ought to dwell rather upon excellencies than imperfections.
    ~ Joseph Addison
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