100000+ Famous Inspirational Quotations


ONE SHOULD TAKE GOOD CARE NOT TO GROW TOO WISE FOR SO GREAT A PLEASURE OF LIFE AS LAUGHTER.
- JOSEPH ADDISON



OUR DELIGHT IN ANY PARTICULAR STUDY, ART, OR SCIENCE RISES AND IMPROVES IN PROPORTION TO THE APPLICATION WHICH WE BESTOW UPON IT. THUS, WHAT WAS AT FIRST AN EXERCISE BECOMES AT LENGTH AN ENTERTAINMENT.
- JOSEPH ADDISON

OUR DISPUTANTS PUT ME IN MIND OF THE CUTTLEFISH THAT, WHEN HE IS UNABLE TO EXTRICATE HIMSELF, BLACKENS THE WATER ABOUT HIM TILL HE BECOMES INVISIBLE.
- JOSEPH ADDISON

OUR FRIENDS DON'T SEE OUR FAULTS, OR CONCEAL THEM, OR SOFTEN THEM.
- JOSEPH ADDISON

OUR REAL BLESSINGS OFTEN APPEAR TO US IN THE SHAPE OF PAINS, LOSSES AND DISAPPOINTMENTS; BUT LET US HAVE PATIENCE AND WE SOON SHALL SEE THEM IN THEIR PROPER FIGURES.
- JOSEPH ADDISON

PREJUDICE AND SELF-SUFFICIENCY NATURALLY PROCEED FROM INEXPERIENCE OF THE WORLD, AND IGNORANCE OF MANKIND.
- JOSEPH ADDISON

PRIDE GOES BEFORE DESTRUCTION AND A HAUGHTY SPIRIT BEFORE A FALL.
- JOSEPH ADDISON

RIDES IN THE WHIRLWIND AND DIRECTS THE STORM.
- JOSEPH ADDISON

SEE IN WHAT PEACE A CHRISTIAN CAN DIE.
- JOSEPH ADDISON

SELF DISCIPLINE IS THAT WHICH, NEXT TO VIRTUE, TRULY AND ESSENTIALLY RAISES ONE MAN ABOVE ANOTHER.
- JOSEPH ADDISON

SOME VIRTUES ARE ONLY SEEN IN AFFLICTION AND OTHERS ONLY IN PROSPERITY.
- JOSEPH ADDISON

SUSPICION IS NOT LESS AN ENEMY TO VIRTUE THAN TO HAPPINESS; HE THAT IS ALREADY CORRUPT IS NATURALLY SUSPICIOUS, AND HE THAT BECOMES SUSPICIOUS WILL QUICKLY BE CORRUPT.
- JOSEPH ADDISON

THAT HE DELIGHTS IN THE MISERY OF OTHERS NO MAN WILL CONFESS, AND YET WHAT OTHER MOTIVE CAN MAKE A FATHER CRUEL?
- JOSEPH ADDISON

THE FEAR OF DEATH OFTEN PROVES MORTAL, AND SETS PEOPLE ON METHODS TO SAVE THEIR LIVES, WHICH INFALLIBLY DESTROY THEM.
- JOSEPH ADDISON

THE FRIENDSHIPS OF THE WORLD ARE OFT CONFEDERACIES IN VICE, OR LEAGUES OF PLEASURES.
- 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

THE IMPORTANT QUESTION IS NOT, WHAT WILL YIELD TO MAN A FEW SCATTERED PLEASURES, BUT WHAT WILL RENDER HIS LIFE HAPPY ON THE WHOLE AMOUNT.
- JOSEPH ADDISON

THE MOST VIOLENT APPETITES IN ALL CREATURES ARE LUST AND HUNGER; THE FIRST IS A PERPETUAL CALL UPON THEM TO PROPAGATE THEIR KIND, THE LATTER TO PRESERVE THEMSELVES.
- JOSEPH ADDISON

THE POST OF HONOR IS A PRIVATE STATION.
- JOSEPH ADDISON

THE UNJUSTIFIABLE SEVERITY OF A PARENT IS LOADED WITH THIS AGGRAVATION, THAT THOSE WHOM HE INJURES ARE ALWAYS IN HIS SIGHT.
- JOSEPH ADDISON

THEIR IS NO DEFENSE AGAINST CRITICISM EXCEPT OBSCURITY.
- JOSEPH ADDISON

THERE IS NOT A MORE UNHAPPY BEING THAN A SUPERANNUATED IDOL.
- JOSEPH ADDISON

THERE IS NOT SO VARIABLE A THING IN NATURE AS A LADY'S HEAD-DRESS.
- JOSEPH ADDISON

THERE IS NOT, IN MY OPINION, ANYTHING MORE MYSTERIOUS IN NATURE THAN THIS INSTINCT IN ANIMALS, WHICH THUS RISE ABOVE REASON, AND YET FALL INFINITELY SHORT OF IT.
- JOSEPH ADDISON

THERE IS NOTHING MORE REQUISITE IN BUSINESS THAN DISPATCH.
- JOSEPH ADDISON