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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 To say that authority, whether secular or religious, supplies no ground for morality is not to deny the obvious fact that it supplies a sanction. Quote Right
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Quote Left One should take good care not to grow too wise for so great a pleasure of life as laughter. Quote Right
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Quote Left How beautiful is death, when earn'd by virtue Who would not be that youth What pity is it That we can die but once to serve our country Quote Right
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Quote Left 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 Quote Right
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Quote Left If you wish to succeed in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother, and hope your guardian genius. Quote Right
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