Quotation by Joseph Addison

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), British essayist. "Happiness Not Independent," Interesting Anecdotes, Memoirs, Allegories, Essays, and Poetical Fragments (1794).
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