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53 Pleasure Quotes

That, though on pleasure she was bent, She had a frugal mind.

William Cowper Quotes , Source: History of John Gilpin (st. 8)

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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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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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