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I consider a human soul without education like marble in the quarry, which shows none of its inherent beauties till the skill of the polisher fetches out the colours, makes the surface shine, and discovers every ornamental cloud, spot and vein that runs through the body of it.
    —     Joseph Addison
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On This Day In:
2020 I Don’t Want To Get Any Older…
Maybe I’ll See You There
2019 Free At Last!
2018 Some Basic Virtues
Day 17: Fit In 48’s
2017 Too Soon We Part…
Rigorous And Difficult
2016 Where And Why
2015 The Beauty Of Thy Voice
2014 Faith In Men
2013 An Average Verge
2012 Dew Drop Secrets
2011 Champion Freedom

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We cannot ensure success, but we can deserve it.
    —    Joseph Addison
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On This Day In:
2019 Or Thought I’d Thought
2018 Go And Dare
2017 And Wealth A Poor Substitute For Ability
2016 Neither Darkness Nor Shadows
2015 It Took Roots
2014 Hard Evidence
2013 Full Participation
2012 Roving (Again)
Ooops, Again
2011 Why Not?

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To be an atheist requires an indefinitely greater measure of faith than to receive all the great truths which atheism would deny.
    —  Joseph Addison
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On This Day In:
2013 April Fool, n.
2012 Faith, Ego And Patriotism
As It Happens
2011 What Counts

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What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the soul.
    —    Joseph Addison
[I’m just trying to chip away at the extra bits to reveal what’s inside.    —    KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2013 A Toe In The River
2012 Believe It Or Not
2011 The Road To Recovery (And More Myths)

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Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
  —  Joseph Addison
[How’s that for an addition to your New Year’s resolutions?  Happy New Year’s everyone!  —  KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2013 Another New Year’s Thought (In Case It Rains)
Happy New Year – 2013!
2012 Best Wishes For 2012!
Where Did You Spend New Year’s Eve?
2011 Happy New Year (2011)!!

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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.
    —    Joseph Addison
[Musta been talkin’ ’bout Rush Limbaugh…    —    KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2012 That’s Success!
2011 Losing At Dominos
2010 1,001

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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.
   —    Joseph Addison
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On This Day In:
2012 Simple, Ordinary And Wonderous
2011 Humane Writers

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If you wish to succeed in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother, and hope your guardian genius.
   —    Joseph Addison
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On This Day In:
2012 All Aboard
2011 Sail On, Sailor

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Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
   —   Joseph Addison
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On This Day In:
2012 Just Looking
2011 Religious Lessons
2010 View From Under The Bus… (A mid-term report card on the Obama Administration.  Long, but still worth reading for historical perspective.)

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