Joseph Addison (1672 – 1719) was an English essayist, poet, playwright and politician.
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Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one’s self.
The greatest sweetener of human life is friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother, and hope your guardian genius.
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.
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