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53 Pleasure Quotes

Pleasure admitted in undue degree Enslaves the will, nor leaves the judgment free.

William Cowper Quotes , Source: Progress of Error (l. 267)

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Rich the treasure, Sweet the pleasure, Sweet is pleasure after pain.

John Dryden Quotes , Source: Alexander's Feast (l. 58)

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I walked a mile with Pleasure, She chattered all the way; But left me none the wiser, For all she had to say. I walked a mile with Sorrow And ne'er a word said she; But, oh, the things I learned from her When Sorrow walked with me!

Robert Browning Hamilton Quotes , Source: Along the Road

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Follow pleasure, and then will pleasure flee, Flee pleasure, and pleasure will follow thee.

John Heywood Quotes , Source: Proverbs (pt. I, ch. X)

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Let the fictitious sources of pleasure be as near as possible to the true. [Lat., Ficta voluptatis causa sint proxima veris.]

Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) Quotes , Source: Ars Poetica (338)

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I live and reign since I have abandoned those pleasures which you by your praises extol to the skies. [Lat., Vivo et regno, simul ista reliqui Quae vos ad coelum effertis rumore secundo.]

Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) Quotes , Source: Epistles (I, 10, 8)

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Despise pleasure; pleasure bought by pain in injurious. [Lat., Sperne voluptates; nocet empta dolora voluptas.]

Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) Quotes , Source: Epistles (I, 2, 55)

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I fly from pleasure, because pleasure has ceased to please: I am lonely because I am miserable.

Samuel Johnson Quotes , Source: Rasselas (ch. III)

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Pleasure the servant, Virtue looking on.

Ben Jonson Quotes , Source: Pleasure Reconciled to Virtue

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The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain.

Aristotle Quotes

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The rule of my life is to make business a pleasure, and pleasure my business.

Aaron Burr Quotes

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A fool bolts pleasure, then complains of moral indigestion.

Minna Thomas Antrim Quotes

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Pleasure is a necessary reciprocal. No one feels, who does not at the same time give it. To be pleased, one must please. What pleases you in others, will in general please them in you.

Lord Chesterfield Quotes

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I despise the pleasure of pleasing people that I despise.

Mary Wortley Montagu Quotes

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In everything, satiety closely follows the greatest pleasures.

Marcus T. Cicero Quotes

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The greatest pleasure I know is to do a good action by stealth, and to have it found out by accident.

Charles Lamb Quotes

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Many a man thinks he is buying pleasure, when he is really selling himself to it.

Benjamin Franklin Quotes

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When the idea of any pleasure strikes your imagination, make a just computation between the duration of the pleasure and that of the repentance that is likely to follow it.

Epicetus Quotes

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The vocabulary of pleasure depends on the imagery of pain.

Marina Warner Quotes

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Pleasure's a sin, and sometimes sin's a pleasure.

Lord Byron Quotes

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We tire of those pleasures we take, but never of those we give.

John Petit-Senn Quotes

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Look upon the world as your enemy because only then the gifts it gives will give you immense pleasure.

Kazi Shams Quotes

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The average man does not get pleasure out of an idea because he thinks it is true; he thinks it is true because he gets pleasure out of it.

H. L. Mencken Quotes

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Pleasure's couch is virtue's grave.

Augustine J. Duganne Quotes

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Whenever you are sincerely pleased you are nourished.

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

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