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'Tis not in mortals to command success, but we'll do more, Sempronius, we'll deserve it.
Merit
Joseph Addison

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A contented mind is the greatest blessing a man can enjoy in this world.
Contentment
Joseph Addison

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A woman seldom asks advice before she has bought her wedding clothes.
Marriage
Joseph Addison

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Arguments out of a pretty mouth are unanswerable.
Argument
Joseph Addison

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As vivacity is the gift of women, gravity is that of men.
Men and Women
Joseph Addison

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Better to die ten thousand deaths than wound my honor.
Honor
Joseph Addison

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Cheerfulness is the best promoter of health and is as friendly to the mind as to the body.
Cheerfulness
Joseph Addison

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Eternity! thou pleasing, dreadful thought.
Time and Time Management
Joseph Addison

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Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys, and dividing our grief.
Friends and Friendship
Joseph Addison

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Husband a lie, and trump it up in some extraordinary emergency.
Lies and Lying
Joseph Addison

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I will indulge my sorrows, and give way to all the pangs and fury of despair.
Despair
Joseph Addison

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Knowledge is that which, next to virtue, truly raises one person above another.
Knowledge
Joseph Addison

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Mere bashfulness without merit is awkwardness.
Confidence
Joseph Addison

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Modesty is not only an ornament, but also a guard to virtue.
Modesty
Joseph Addison

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Music, the greatest good that mortals know, And all of heaven we have below.
Music
Joseph Addison

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Mutability of temper and inconsistency with ourselves is the greatest weakness of human nature.
Inconsistency
Joseph Addison

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Nothing is capable of being well set to music that is not nonsense.
Music
Joseph Addison

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One should take good care not to grow too wise for so great a pleasure of life as laughter.
Laughter
Joseph Addison

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Our friends don't see our faults, or conceal them, or soften them.
Faults
Joseph Addison

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Rides in the whirlwind and directs the storm.
Editing and Editors
Joseph Addison

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See in what peace a Christian can die.
Death and Dying
Joseph Addison

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Some virtues are only seen in affliction and others only in prosperity.
Virtue
Joseph Addison

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The disease of jealously is so malignant that is converts all it takes into its own nourishment.
Jealousy
Joseph Addison

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The friendships of the world are oft confederacies in vice, or leagues of pleasures.
Friends and Friendship
Joseph Addison

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The post of honor is a private station.
Honor
Joseph Addison

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Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.
[ Research ] Wernher Von Braun