„A natureza delicia-se na comida mais simples. Todos os animais, exceto o homem, comem um só prato.“

—  Joseph Addison

Nature delights in the most plain and simple diet. Every animal but man keeps to one dish.
The Spectator, with illustrative notes: to which are prefixed, the lives of authors : comprehending, Addison, Steele, Parnell, Hughes, Buegel, Eusden, Tickell, and Pope : with critical remarks about their writings, Volume 3, Página 343 http://books.google.com.br/books?id=drsRAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA343, Joseph Addison, Sir Richard Steele - Printed for H.D. Symonds, T. Hurst, J. Walker, J. Scatcherd, A. and J. Black and H. Parry, Vernor and Hood, R. Lea, E. Lloyd, Otridge and Son, J Cuthell, Jordan Hookham, W. Miller, S. Bagster, R. Ryan, and R.H. Westley, 1794

„Felicidade é alguém para amar, algo para fazer e algo para aspirar.“

—  Joseph Addison

citado em "Frases Geniais" - Página 13, de PAULO BUCHSBAUM - Editora Ediouro Publicações, ISBN 8500015330, 9788500015335

„Tudo o que é novo suscita na imaginação um raro prazer, porque ele enche a alma com uma agradável surpresa, gratifica sua curiosidade e lhe dá uma idéia do que antes não possuía.“

—  Joseph Addison

Everything that is new or uncommon raises a pleasure in the imagination, because it fills the soul with an agreeable surprise, gratifies its curiosity, and gives it an idea of which it was not before possessed.
"The Spectator" (1711-1714); No. 412 (23 de junho de 1712)

„A leitura é para o intelecto o que o exercício é para o corpo.“

—  Joseph Addison

Reading is to the mind, what exercise is to the body.
"The Tatler", n. 147; ; The Works of the Right Honourable Joseph Addison - Volume 2, página 284 https://books.google.com.br/books?id=o2xUAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA284, Joseph Addison - J. Tonson, 1721
Variante: A leitura é para a inteligência o que é o exercício para o corpo.

„As cores falam todas as línguas.“

—  Joseph Addison

Colors speak all languages.
"The Spectator", n. 416, 27 de junho de 1712; "The Works of Joseph Addison: Complete in Three Volumes : Embracing the Whole of the "Spectator," "&c; Por Joseph Addison; Publicado por Harper & Brothers, 1837 books.google http://books.google.com/books?id=vKQ3AAAAIAAJ&pg=PA145&dq=Colors+speak+all+languages.+Joseph+Addison

„A amizade aumenta a felicidade e reduz o infortúnio, multiplicando a nossa alegria e dividindo a nossa dor.“

—  Joseph Addison

Variante: A amizade desenvolve a felicidade e reduz o sofrimento, duplicando a nossa alegria e dividindo a nossa dor.

„A educação é para a alma o que a escultura é para um bloco de mármore.“

—  Joseph Addison

What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the human soul.
"The Spectator (1711-1714)"; No. 215 (6 de novembro de 1711)

„When I read the epitaphs of the beautiful, every inordinate desire goes out“

—  Joseph Addison

Thoughts in Westminster Abbey (1711).
Contexto: When I read the epitaphs of the beautiful, every inordinate desire goes out; when I meet with the grief of parents upon a tombstone, my heart melts with compassion; when I see the tomb of the parents themselves, I consider the vanity of grieving for those whom we must quickly follow: when I see kings lying by those who deposed them, when I consider rival wits placed side by side, or the holy men that divided the world with their contests and disputes, I reflect with sorrow and astonishment on the little competitions, factions, and debates of mankind.

„Reading is to the mind, what exercise is to the body.“

—  Joseph Addison

No. 147.
The Tatler (1711–1714)
Variante: A good conscience is to the soul what health is to the body
Contexto: Reading is to the mind, what exercise is to the body. As by the one, health is preserved, strengthened, and invigorated: by the other, virtue (which is the health of the mind) is kept alive, cherished, and confirmed.

„My voice is still for war.
Gods! Can a Roman senate long debate
Which of the two to choose, slavery or death?“

—  Joseph Addison, livro Cato

Act II, scene i.
Cato, A Tragedy (1713)
Contexto: My voice is still for war.
Gods! Can a Roman senate long debate
Which of the two to choose, slavery or death?
No, let us rise at once,
Gird on our swords, and,
At the head of our remaining troops, attack the foe,
Break through the thick array of his throng'd legions,
And charge home upon him.
Perhaps some arm, more lucky than the rest,
May reach his heart, and free the world from bondage.

„Mysterious love, uncertain treasure,
Hast thou more of pain or pleasure!
Chill'd with tears,
Kill'd with fears,
Endless torments dwell about thee:
Yet who would live, and live without thee!“

—  Joseph Addison

Queen Elinor in Rosamond (c. 1707), Act III, sc. ii.
Contexto: Every star, and every pow'r,
Look down on this important hour:
Lend your protection and defence
Every guard of innocence!
Help me my Henry to assuage,
To gain his love or bear his rage.
Mysterious love, uncertain treasure,
Hast thou more of pain or pleasure!
Chill'd with tears,
Kill'd with fears,
Endless torments dwell about thee:
Yet who would live, and live without thee!

„Consecrate the place and day
To music and Cecilia.
Let no rough winds approach, nor dare
Invade the hallow'd bounds,
Nor rudely shake the tuneful air,
Nor spoil the fleeting sounds.“

—  Joseph Addison

Song for St. Cecilia's Day (1692).
Contexto: Consecrate the place and day
To music and Cecilia.
Let no rough winds approach, nor dare
Invade the hallow'd bounds,
Nor rudely shake the tuneful air,
Nor spoil the fleeting sounds.
Nor mournful sigh nor groan be heard,
But gladness dwell on every tongue;
Whilst all, with voice and strings prepar'd,
Keep up the loud harmonious song,
And imitate the blest above,
In joy, and harmony, and love.

„All the illustrious persons of antiquity, and indeed of every age in the world, have passed through this fiery persecution. There is no defense against reproach but obscurity“

—  Joseph Addison

No. 101 (26 June 1711).
The Spectator (1711–1714)
Contexto: "Censure," says a late ingenious author, "is the tax a man plays for being eminent." It is a folly for an eminent man to think of escaping it, and a weakness to be affected with it. All the illustrious persons of antiquity, and indeed of every age in the world, have passed through this fiery persecution. There is no defense against reproach but obscurity; it is a kind of comitant to greatness, as satires and invectives were an essential part of a Roman triumph.

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