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    The important question is not, what will yield to man a few scattered pleasures, but what will render his life happy on the whole amount.
    Joseph Addison (1672–1719)

    The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
    —Joseph Addison (1672–1719)