Joseph Addison – A just and reasonable modesty

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Joseph AddisonA just and reasonable modesty does not only recommend eloquence, but sets off every talent which a man can be possessed of. It heightens all the virtues which it accompanies; like the shades of paintings, it raises and rounds every figure, and makes the colors more beautiful, though not so glowing as they would be without it.

Joseph Addison   (1672-1719)

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