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Quotations about Pleasure


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Men may scoff, and men may pray, but they pay every pleasure with a pain. ~William Henley


Fun I love, but too much fun is of all things the most loathsome. Mirth is better than fun, and happiness is better than mirth. ~Thomas Carlyle


Human beings need pleasure the way they need vitamins. ~Lionel Tiger


I take it as a prime cause of the present confusion of society that it is too sickly and too doubtful to use pleasure frankly as a test of value. ~Rebecca West


There is something self-defeating in the too-conscious pursuit of pleasure. ~Max Eastman


Pleasure is the flower that passes; remembrance, the lasting perfume. ~Jean de Boufflers


In everything satiety closely follows the greatest pleasures. ~Cicero


Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it. ~Søren Kierkegaard


In diving to the bottom of pleasure we bring up more gravel than pearls. ~Honore de Balzac


We can often endure an extra pound of pain far more easily than we can suffer the withdrawal of an ounce of accustomed pleasure. ~Sydney J. Harris


Pleasure is the bait of sin. ~Plato


Why not seize the pleasure at once, how often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparations. ~Jane Austen


No pleasure endures unseasoned by variety. ~Publilius Syrus


Hark ye of little pleasure! See your way clearly as your destiny reveals its truth! Seek not completion lest your touch be forever dismissed! ~Tim Irwin


For some, pleasure is a fever they can't shake. For others, it's a disease they cannot seem to catch. ~Terri Guillemets


The essence of pleasure is spontaneity. ~Germaine Greer


Perhaps all pleasure is only relief. ~William Burroughs


When will pleasure crash with regret? ~Terri Guillemets


There is no such thing as pure pleasure; some anxiety always goes with it. ~Ovid, Metamorphoses



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