100000+ Famous Inspirational Quotations


THERE IS NOTHING THAT MAKES ITS WAY MORE DIRECTLY TO THE SOUL THAN BEAUTY.
- JOSEPH ADDISON



THREE GRAND ESSENTIALS TO HAPPINESS IN THIS LIFE ARE SOMETHING TO DO, SOMETHING TO LOVE, AND SOMETHING TO HOPE FOR.
- JOSEPH ADDISON

TO A MAN OF PLEASURE EVERY MOMENT APPEARS TO BE LOST, WHICH PARTAKES NOT OF THE VIVACITY OF AMUSEMENT.
- JOSEPH ADDISON

TRUE HAPPINESS ARISES, IN THE FIRST PLACE, FROM THE ENJOYMENT OF ONE'S SELF, AND IN THE NEXT, FROM THE FRIENDSHIP AND CONVERSATION OF A FEW SELECT COMPANIONS.
- JOSEPH ADDISON

TRUE HAPPINESS IS OF A RETIRED NATURE, AND AN ENEMY TO POMP AND NOISE; IT ARISES, IN THE FIRST PLACE, FROM THE ENJOYMENT OF ONE'S SELF, AND IN THE NEXT FROM THE FRIENDSHIP AND CONVERSATION OF A FEW SELECT COMPANIONS.
- JOSEPH ADDISON

WE ARE GROWING SERIOUS, AND LET ME TELL YOU, THAT'S THE NEXT STEP TO BEING DULL.
- JOSEPH ADDISON

WHAT AN ABSURD THING IT IS TO PASS OVER ALL THE VALUABLE PARTS OF A MAN, AND FIX OUR ATTENTION ON HIS INFIRMITIES.
- JOSEPH ADDISON

WHAT PITY IS IT THAT WE CAN DIE, BUT ONCE TO SERVE OUR COUNTRY.
- JOSEPH ADDISON

WHAT SCULPTURE IS TO A BLOCK OF MARBLE, EDUCATION IS TO AN HUMAN SOUL.
- JOSEPH ADDISON

WHAT SUNSHINE IS TO FLOWERS, SMILES ARE TO HUMANITY. THESE ARE BUT TRIFLES, TO BE SURE; BUT, SCATTERED ALONG LIFE'S PATHWAY, THE GOOD THEY DO IS INCONCEIVABLE.
- JOSEPH ADDISON

WHILE I YET LIVE, LET ME NOT LIVE IN VAIN.
- JOSEPH ADDISON

WITH REGARD TO DONATIONS ALWAYS EXPECT THE MOST FROM PRUDENT PEOPLE, WHO KEEP THEIR OWN ACCOUNTS.
- JOSEPH ADDISON

YOUNG MEN SOON GIVE, AND SOON FORGET, AFFRONTS; OLD AGE IS SLOW IN BOTH.
- JOSEPH ADDISON

YOUNG PEOPLE SOON GIVE, AND FORGET INSULTS, BUT OLD AGE IS SLOW IN BOTH.
- JOSEPH ADDISON

''WE ARE ALWAYS DOING,'' SAYS HE, ''SOMETHING FOR POSTERITY, BUT I WOULD SEE POSTERITY DO SOMETHING FOR US.''
- JOSEPH ADDISON

'TIS NOT IN MORTALS TO COMMAND SUCCESS, BUT WE'LL DO MORE, SEMPRONIUS, WE'LL DESERVE IT.
- JOSEPH ADDISON

A CLOUDY DAY OR A LITTLE SUNSHINE HAVE AS GREAT AN INFLUENCE ON MANY CONSTITUTIONS AS THE MOST RECENT BLESSINGS OR MISFORTUNES.
- JOSEPH ADDISON

A CONTENTED MIND IS THE GREATEST BLESSING A MAN CAN ENJOY IN THIS WORLD.
- JOSEPH ADDISON

A GOOD CONSCIENCE IS TO THE SOUL WHAT HEALTH IS TO THE BODY; IT PRESERVES CONSTANT EASE AND SERENITY WITHIN US; AND MORE THAN COUNTERVAILS ALL THE CALAMITIES AND AFFLICTIONS WHICH CAN BEFALL US FROM WITHOUT.
- JOSEPH ADDISON

A MAN MUST BE BOTH STUPID AND UNCHARITABLE WHO BELIEVES THERE IS NO VIRTUE OR TRUTH BUT ON HIS OWN SIDE.
- JOSEPH ADDISON

A MAN SHOULD ALWAYS CONSIDER HOW MUCH HE HAS MORE THAN HE WANTS...
- JOSEPH ADDISON

A MAN'S FIRST CARE SHOULD BE TO AVOID THE REPROACHES OF HIS OWN HEART, AND HIS NEXT TO ESCAPE THE CENSURES OF THE WORLD.
- JOSEPH ADDISON

A MISERY IS NOT TO BE MEASURE FROM THE NATURE OF THE EVIL, BUT FROM THE TEMPER OF THE SUFFERER.
- JOSEPH ADDISON

ADMIRATION IS A VERY SHORT-LIVED PASSION THAT IMMEDIATELY DECAYS UPON GROWING FAMILIAR WITH ITS OBJECT, UNLESS IT BE STILL FED WITH FRESH DISCOVERIES, AND KEPT ALIVE BY A NEW PERPETUAL SUCCESSION OF MIRACLES RISING UP TO ITS VIEW.
- JOSEPH ADDISON

ANIMALS, IN THEIR GENERATION, ARE WISER THAN THE SONS OF MEN; BUT THEIR WISDOM IS CONFINED TO A FEW PARTICULARS, AND LIES IN A VERY NARROW COMPASS.
- JOSEPH ADDISON