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.
He who hesitates is lost.
Soon as the evening shades prevail, The moon takes up the wondrous tale, And nightly to the listening earth Repeats the story of her birth.
Mirth is like a flash of lightning that breaks through a gloom of clouds and glitters for a moment.