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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

Every moment of pleasure in life has to be purchased by an equal moment of pain.  ~Star Trek: The Next Generation, "Up the Long Ladder," Danilo O'Dell

Pleasure and self-control need to stay close friends. ~Terri Guillemets

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

Pleasures are like liqueurs: they must be drunk but in small glasses. ~Romainville

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

Variety is the mother of enjoyment. ~Benjamin Disraeli

Hark ye of little pleasure! See your way clearly as your destiny reveals its truth! Seek not completion lest your touch be forever dismissed! ~My wordfriend, the always conversationally frisky Tim Irwin, 2014

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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