Joseph Addison was a famed English playwright, poet, politician, classic scholar, and essayist. He is renowned as the co-founder of ‘The Spectator Magazine’ and distinguished as one of the finest periodical essayist of all times. Some of his noteworthy works include, ‘Dialogue on Medals,’ ‘The Campaign,’ ‘Cato, a Tragedy,’ ‘Account of the Greatest English Poets,’ besides many others. He is also accredited with contributing to the formation of ‘Kit-Kat Club,’ the English literary congregation that had powerful political connections. Following is a list of enlightening sayings and quotes Joseph Addison which have been amassed from his books, poems, letters, thoughts, plays, essays, writings and life. Take a look at the corpus of interesting quotations and thoughts by Joseph Addison.
An empty desk is a sign of a cluttered desk drawer.
Everything that is new or uncommon raises a pleasure in the imagination, because it fills the soul with an agreeable surprise, gratifies its curiosity, and gives it an idea of which it was not before possessed.