Quotes by Joseph Addison

Musick is certainly a very agreeable Entertainment, but if it would take the entire Possession of our Ears, if it would make us in capable o ...

Joseph Addison music musicians

The Obedience of Children to their Parents is the Basis of all Government, and set forth as the measure of that Obedience which we owe to th ...

Joseph Addison childhood parents obedience

Immortal glories in my mind revive,And in my soul a thousand passions strive, When Rome's exalted beauties I descryMagnificent in piles of r ...

Joseph Addison Rome

It is indeed very possible, that the Persons we laugh at may in the main of their Characters be much wiser Men than our selves; bu t if they ...

Joseph Addison laughter egotism

We envy not the warmer clime, that liesIn ten degrees of more indulgent skies, Nor at the coarseness of our heaven repine,Though o'er our he ...

Joseph Addison liberty England

Since I am upon this Subject, I must observe that our English Poets have succeeded much better in the Stile, than in the Sentiment s of thei ...

Joseph Addison tragedy criticism theater

With regard to donations always expect the most from prudent people, who keep their own accounts. ...

Joseph Addison benefactors

As a perfect Tragedy is the noblest Production of human Nature, so it is capable of giving the Mind one of the most delightful and most impr ...

Joseph Addison tragedy criticism theater

The utmost extent of man's knowledge, is to know that he knows nothing. ...

Joseph Addison knowledge

The Taylor and the Painter often contribute to the Success of a Tragedy more than the Poet. Scenes affect ordinary Minds as much a s Speeche ...

Joseph Addison theater tragedy criticism

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