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Joseph Addison
(1672-1719) born on
May 01
English poet, essayist, playwright. He was a regular contributor to "The Tatler" (1709-11).
         
   
F
The utmost extent of man's knowledge, is to know that he knows nothing.

R
One should take good care not to grow too wise for so great a pleasure of life as laughter.
A
Husband a lie, and trump it up in some extraordinary emergency.
N
Mutability of temper and inconsistency with ourselves is the greatest weakness of human nature.
K
A man must be both stupid and uncharitable who believes there is no virtue or truth but on his own side.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Interesting Anecdotes, Memoirs, Allegories, Essays, and Poetical Fragments," "Essay on Pride," 1794.
R: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
A: "Spectator," no. 507 (London), 11 Oct 1712.
N: In "Correct Quotes for DOS," WordStar International, 1991.
K: In "Correct Quotes for DOS," WordStar International, 1991.
   


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