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A fool bolts pleasure, then complains of moral indigestion.
~ Minna Antrim

 

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A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
~ Walter Bagehot

 

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A life of pleasure makes even the strongest mind frivolous at last.
~ Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

 

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A young man of pleasure is a man of pains.
~ Young

 

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All the things I really like to do are either immoral, illegal, or fattening.
~ Alexander Woollcott

 

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As clouds are blown away by the wind, the thirst for material pleasures will be driven away by the utterance of the Lord's name.
~ Sri Sarada Devi

 

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Do not bite at the bait of pleasure, till you know there is no hook beneath it.
~ Thomas Jefferson

 

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Don't mistake pleasure for happiness. They are a different breed of dogs.
~ Josh Billings

 

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Draw your pleasure, paint your pleasure, and express your pleasure strongly.
~ Pierre Bonnard

 

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Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future ones.
~ Seneca

 

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Even the worse of jobs has their pleasures, if I were a grave digger or a hangmen, there are some people I could work for with a great deal of enjoyment.
~ Douglas William Jerrold

 

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Everyone is dragged on by their favorite pleasure.
~ Virgil

 

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For most men, and most circumstances, pleasure --tangible material prosperity in this world --is the safest test of virtue. Progress has ever been through the pleasures rather than through the extreme sharp virtues, and the most virtuous have leaned to excess rather than to asceticism.
~ Samuel Butler

 

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For the rational, psychologically healthy man, the desire for pleasure is the desire to celebrate his control over reality. For the neurotic, the desire for pleasure is the desire to escape from reality.
~ Nathaniel Branden

 

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Give me books, fruit, French wine and fine weather and a little music out of doors, played by someone I do not know. I admire lolling on a lawn by a water-lilied pond to eat white currants and see goldfish: and go to the fair in the evening if I'm good. There is not hope for that --one is sure to get into some mess before evening.
~ John Keats

 

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God whispers in our pleasures, but shouts in our pain.
~ C. S. Lewis

 

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He is incapable of truly good action who finds not a pleasure in contemplating the good actions of others.
~ Johann Kaspar Lavater

 

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He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man.
~ Bible

 

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I can think of nothing less pleasurable than a life devoted to pleasure.
~ John D. Rockefeller

 

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I conceive that pleasures are to be avoided if greater pains be the consequence, and pains to be coveted that will terminate in greater pleasures.
~ Michel Eyquem De Montaigne

 

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