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Comprehensive information about Joseph Addison including biographical information, facts, literary works, and more. 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. This educational Joseph Addison resource has information about the author's life, works, quotations, articles and essays, and more.


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Quote Left 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. Quote Right
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Quote Left When men are easy in their circumstances, they are naturally enemies to innovations. Quote Right
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Quote Left 'We are always doing', says he, 'something for Posterity, but I would fain see Posterity do something for us. Quote Right
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Quote Left Education is a companion which no misfortune can depress, no crime can destroy, no enemy can alienate,no despotism can enslave. At home, a friend, abroad, an introduction, in solitude a solace and in society an ornament.It chastens vice, it guides virtue, it gives at once grace and government to genius. Without it, what is man? A splendid slave, a reasoning savage. Quote Right
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Quote Left A contented mind is the greatest blessing a man can enjoy in this world. Quote Right
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