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What sculpture is to a

What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the soul.

– Joseph Addison

Certain is it that there

“Certain is it that there is no kind of affection so purely angelic as of a father to a daughter. In love to our wives there is desire; to our sons, ambition, but to our daughters there is something which there are no words to express.”

– Joseph Addison

What sunshine is to flowers

“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

A woman seldom asks advice before she has bought her wedding clothes.
– Joseph Addison

It must be so, Plato, thou reason’st well!
– Joseph Addison

Our real blessings often appear to us in the shape of pains, losses and disappointments; but let us have patience and we soon shall see them in their proper figures.
– Joseph Addison

What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the soul.
– Joseph Addison

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

Nothing is capable of being well set to music that is not nonsense.
– Joseph Addison

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

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

Let freedom never perish in your hands.
– Joseph Addison

The dawn is overcast, the morning lowers, And heavily in clouds brings on the day, The great, the important day, big with the fate Of Cato, and of Rome.
– Joseph Addison

The friendships of the world are oft confederacies in vice, or leagues of pleasures.
– Joseph Addison

Young men soon give, and soon forget affronts,Old age is slow in both.
– Joseph Addison

Cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind and fills it with a steady and perpetual serenity.
– Joseph Addison

Sunday clears away the rust of the whole week.
– Joseph Addison

If there’s a power above us, and that there is all nature cries aloud Through all her works he must delight in virtue.
– Joseph Addison

Curse on his virtues! they’ve undone his country.
– Joseph Addison

Sweet are the slumbers of the virtuous man!
– Joseph Addison