Joseph Addison- motivational bio – quotes for life

Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
Joseph Addison was an English essayist, poet, playwright, and politician. He was the eldest son of The Reverend Lancelot Addison. His name is usually remembered alongside that of his long-standing friend Richard Steele, with whom he founded The Spectator magazine. Wikipedia

Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.


Born: 1 May 1672, Milston
Died: 17 June 1719, Kensington, London
Spouse: Charlotte, Countess of Warwick (m. 1716–1719)
Education: King Edward VI School, Lichfield, The Queen’s College, Oxford, Charterhouse School
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the soul.

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