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Monday, 20 November 2017
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"Painless poverty is better than embittered wealth." (Proverb, Greek - Poverty and The Poor)

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Admiration is a very short-lived passion that immediately decays upon growing familiar with its object, unless it be still fed with fresh discoveries, and kept alive by a new perpetual succession of miracles rising up to its view. - (Addison, Joseph - Admiration)
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He who would pass his declining years with honor and comfort, should, when young, consider that he may one day become old, and remember when he is old, that he has once been young. - (Addison, Joseph - Age and Aging)
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To a man of pleasure every moment appears to be lost, which partakes not of the vivacity of amusement. - (Addison, Joseph - Amusement)
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Animals, in their generation, are wiser than the sons of men; but their wisdom is confined to a few particulars, and lies in a very narrow compass. - (Addison, Joseph - Animals)
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The most violent appetites in all creatures are lust and hunger; the first is a perpetual call upon them to propagate their kind, the latter to preserve themselves. - (Addison, Joseph - Appetite)
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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. - (Addison, Joseph - Appreciation)
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Arguments out of a pretty mouth are unanswerable. - (Addison, Joseph - Argument)
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Good nature is more agreeable in conversation than wit and gives a certain air to the countenance which is more amiable than beauty. - (Addison, Joseph - Attitude)
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No oppression is so heavy or lasting as that which is inflicted by the perversion and exorbitance of legal authority. - (Addison, Joseph - Authority)
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There is nothing that makes its way more directly to the soul than beauty. - (Addison, Joseph - Beauty)
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With regard to donations always expect the most from prudent people, who keep their own accounts. - (Addison, Joseph - Benefactors)
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A man must be both stupid and uncharitable who believes there is no virtue or truth but on his own side. - (Addison, Joseph - Bigotry)
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Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors. - (Addison, Joseph - Books - Reading)
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Books are the legacies that a great genius leaves to mankind, which are delivered down from generation to generation as presents to the posterity of those who are yet unborn. - (Addison, Joseph - Books - Reading)
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There is nothing more requisite in business than dispatch. - (Addison, Joseph - Business)
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