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Joseph Addison (1 May 1672 – 17 June 1719) was an English essayist, poet, playwright and politician. He was a man of letters, eldest son of Lancelot Addison. His name is usually remembered alongside that of his long-standing friend, Richard Steele, with whom he founded The Spectator magazine. English essayist poet writer and politician.


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Quote Left Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys, and dividing our grief. Quote Right
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Quote Left Mere bashfulness without merit is awkwardness. Quote Right
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Quote Left 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 perpetual succession of miracles rising into view. Quote Right
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Quote Left Courage that grows from constitution often forsakes a man when he has occasion for it; courage which arises from a sense of duty acts; in a uniform manner. Quote Right
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Quote Left Justice is an unassailable fortress, built on the brow of a mountain which cannot be overthrown by the violence of torrents, nor demolished by the force of armies. Quote Right
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