Quotes of Joseph Addison

Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.

Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life.

What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.

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.

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

There is nothing that makes its way more directly into the soul than beauty.

Everything that is new or uncommon raises a pleasure in the imagination, because it fills the soul with an agreeable surprise, gratifies its curiosity, and gives it an idea of which it was not before possessed.


MORNING  IN QUEENS                                                     by JF

4 thoughts on “Quotes of Joseph Addison

    • I read these quotes and think about blacks in US today. Many of them live on
      welfare, have nothing to do, no proper education, don’t read, don’t travel,
      don’t go to museums or parks to enjoy beauty of nature or art. No love or
      role models in one mom families where a mother is 14-16 years old woman. How
      can they be happy and satisfied? The welfare policy and attitudes of black
      communities must be drastically changed!

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