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Joseph Addison
A cloudy day or a little sunshine have as great an influence on many constitutions as the most recent blessings or misfortunes.

Joseph Addison
The disease of jealously is so malignant that is converts all it takes into its own nourishment.

Joseph Addison
If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother and hope your guardian genius.

Joseph Addison
Good nature will always supply the absence of beauty but beauty cannot supply the absence of good nature.

Joseph Addison
Advertisements are of great use to the vulgar. First of all, as they are instruments of ambition. A man that is by no means big enough for the Gazette, may easily creep into the advertisements by which means we often see an apothecary in the same paper of news with a plenipotentiary, or a running footman with an ambassador.

Joseph Addison
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.

Joseph Addison
Music, the greatest good that mortals know, And all of heaven we have below.

Joseph Addison
Mutability of temper and inconsistency with ourselves is the greatest weakness of human nature.

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