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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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