Joseph Addison (May 1, 1672 – June 17, 1719) was a famous author and essayist who is known as "The Noblest Purifier of English Literature".
- ”There in no virtue so truly great and godlike as justice.”
- Simple: Justice is the only virtue that is really so good and wonderful.
- ”Knowledge is, indeed, that which, next to virtue, truly and essentially raises one man above another.”
- Simple: After virtue it is knowledge that really makes a man better.
- ”Man is distinguished from all other creatures by the faculty of laughter.”
- Simple: Man is the only living thing that can laugh.
- ”There is nothing more requisite in business than dispatch.”
- Simple: The thing that is needed the most in business is speed.
- ”Sweet are the slumbers of the virtuous man.”
- Simple: A good man’s sleep is sweet.
- The Guardian, No. 99
- The Guardian, No. 111
- The Spectator (1711-1714), No. 494 (26 September 1712)
- The Drummer (1716), Act V, sc. 1
- Cato, A Tragedy (1713), Act V, sc. iv