Aphorisms by author: Joseph Addison
Man is distinguished from all other creatures by the faculty of laughter.
By theme : Men
There is nothing more requisite in business than dispatch.
By theme : Business
Health and cheerfulness naturally beget each other.
By theme : Health
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the soul.
By theme : Education
As vivacity is the gift of woman, gravity is that of man.
By theme : Behavior Men Women
The utmost extent of man`s knowledge is to know that he knows nothing.
By theme : Knowledge
Modesty is not only an ornament, but also a guard to virtue.
By theme : Morality
Some virtues are seen only in affliction and others only in prosperity.
By theme : Life Person
Men may change their climate, but they cannot change their nature. A man that goes out a fool cannot ride or sail himself into common sense.
By theme : Behavior
It is only imperfection that complains of what is imperfect. The more perfect we are the more gentle and quiet we become towards the defects of others.
By theme : Character Psychology Wisdom
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
By theme : Thought Wisdom
Self discipline is that which, next to virtue, truly and essentially raises one man above another.
By theme : Behavior Person
Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
By theme : Happiness Life
Plenty of people wish to become devout, but no one wishes to be humble.
By theme : Behavior
We are always doing something for posterity, but I would fain see posterity do something for us.
By theme : Behavior Humor Wit
Admiration is a very short-lived passion that immediately decays upon growing familiar with its object.
By theme : Feelings Relations
There is nothing that makes its way more directly into the soul than beauty.
By theme : Beauty
A woman seldom asks advice before she has bought her wedding clothes.
By theme : Marriage Women
Talking with a friend is nothing else but thinking aloud.
By theme : Friendship
There is nothing, which we receive with so much reluctance as advice.
By theme : Behavior Psychology Relations