100000+ Famous Inspirational Quotations


HOW BEAUTIFUL IS DEATH, WHEN EARN'D BY VIRTUE!
WHO WOULD NOT BE THAT YOUTH? WHAT PITY IS IT
THAT WE CAN DIE BUT ONCE TO SERVE OUR COUNTRY!
- JOSEPH ADDISON



HUSBAND A LIE, AND TRUMP IT UP IN SOME EXTRAORDINARY EMERGENCY.
- JOSEPH ADDISON

I HAVE SOMEWHERE MET WITH THE EPITAPH ON A CHARITABLE MAN WHICH HAS PLEASED ME VERY MUCH. I CANNOT RECOLLECT THE WORDS, BUT HERE IS THE SENSE OF IT: ''WHAT I SPENT I LOST; WHAT I POSSESSED IS LEFT TO OTHERS; WHAT I GAVE AWAY REMAINS WITH ME.''
- JOSEPH ADDISON

I VALUE MY GARDEN MORE FOR BEING FULL OF BLACKBIRDS THAN OF CHERRIES, AND VERY FRANKLY GIVE THEM FRUIT FOR THEIR SONGS.
- JOSEPH ADDISON

I WILL INDULGE MY SORROWS, AND GIVE WAY TO ALL THE PANGS AND FURY OF DESPAIR.
- JOSEPH ADDISON

IF MEN WOULD CONSIDER NOT SO MUCH WHEREIN THEY DIFFER, AS WHEREIN THEY AGREE, THERE WOULD BE FAR LESS OF UNCHARITABLENESS AND ANGRY FEELING.
- JOSEPH ADDISON

IF WE HOPE FOR WHAT WE ARE NOT LIKELY TO POSSESS, WE ACT AND THINK IN VAIN, AND MAKE LIFE A GREATER DREAM AND SHADOW THAN IT REALLY IS.
- JOSEPH ADDISON

IF WE MAY BELIEVE OUR LOGICIANS, MAN IS DISTINGUISHED FROM ALL OTHER CREATURES BY THE FACULTY OF LAUGHTER. HE HAS A HEART CAPABLE OF MIRTH, AND NATURALLY DISPOSED TO IT.
- JOSEPH ADDISON

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

IRREGULARITY AND WANT OF METHOD ARE ONLY SUPPORTABLE IN MEN OF GREAT LEARNING OR GENIUS, WHO ARE OFTEN TOO FULL TO BE EXACT, AND THEREFORE THEY CHOOSE TO THROW DOWN THEIR PEARLS IN HEAPS BEFORE THE READER, RATHER THAN BE AT THE PAINS OF STRINGING THEM.
- JOSEPH ADDISON

IS THERE NOT SOME CHOSEN CURSE, SOME HIDDEN THUNDER IN THE STORES OF HEAVEN, RED WITH UNCOMMON WRATH, TO BLAST THE MAN WHO OWES HIS GREATNESS TO HIS COUNTRY'S RUIN!
- JOSEPH ADDISON

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.
- JOSEPH ADDISON

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.
- JOSEPH ADDISON

IT IS THE PRIVILEGE OF POSTERITY TO SET MATTERS RIGHT BETWEEN THOSE ANTAGONISTS WHO, BY THEIR RIVALRY FOR GREATNESS, DIVIDED A WHOLE AGE.
- JOSEPH ADDISON

KNOWLEDGE IS THAT WHICH, NEXT TO VIRTUE, TRULY RAISES ONE PERSON ABOVE ANOTHER.
- JOSEPH ADDISON

MAN IS DISTINGUISHED FROM ALL OTHER CREATURES BY THE FACULTY OF LAUGHTER.
- JOSEPH ADDISON

MANY PERSONS HAVE A WRONG IDEA OF WHAT CONSTITUTES TRUE HAPPINESS. IT IS NOT ATTAINED THROUGH SELF-GRATIFICATION BUT THROUGH FIDELITY TO A WORTHY PURPOSE.
- JOSEPH ADDISON

MERE BASHFULNESS WITHOUT MERIT IS AWKWARDNESS.
- JOSEPH ADDISON

MIRTH IS LIKE A FLASH OF LIGHTNING, THAT BREAKS THROUGH A GLOOM OF CLOUDS, AND GLITTERS FOR A MOMENT; CHEERFULNESS KEEPS UP A KIND OF DAYLIGHT IN THE MIND, AND FILLS IT WITH A STEADY AND PERPETUAL SERENITY.
- JOSEPH ADDISON

MODESTY IS NOT ONLY AN ORNAMENT, BUT ALSO A GUARD TO VIRTUE.
- JOSEPH ADDISON

MUSIC, THE GREATEST GOOD THAT MORTALS KNOW, AND ALL OF HEAVEN WE HAVE BELOW.
- JOSEPH ADDISON

MUTABILITY OF TEMPER AND INCONSISTENCY WITH OURSELVES IS THE GREATEST WEAKNESS OF HUMAN NATURE.
- JOSEPH ADDISON

NO OPPRESSION IS SO HEAVY OR LASTING AS THAT WHICH IS INFLICTED BY THE PERVERSION AND EXORBITANCE OF LEGAL AUTHORITY.
- JOSEPH ADDISON

NOTHING IS CAPABLE OF BEING WELL SET TO MUSIC THAT IS NOT NONSENSE.
- JOSEPH ADDISON

OF ALL THE DIVERSIONS OF LIFE, THERE IS NONE SO PROPER TO FILL UP ITS EMPTY SPACES AS THE READING OF USEFUL AND ENTERTAINING AUTHORS.
- JOSEPH ADDISON