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All fits of pleasure are balanced by an equal degree of pain or languor; it is like spending this year part of the next year's revenues
Jonathan Swift
All natural goods perish. Riches take wings; fame is a breath; love is a cheat; youth and health and pleasure vanish.
William James
An inordinate passion for pleasure is the secret of remaining young
Oscar Wilde
Do not bite at the bait of pleasure, till you know there is no hook beneath it.
Thomas Jefferson
For let me tell you, that the more the pleasures of the body fade away, the greater to me is the pleasure and charm of conversation
Plato
If we could all live solitary and without labor, we could all enjoy this ecstasy of independence; since we cannot, its delights are only available to madmen and dictators
Bertrand Russell
If we had no faults of our own, we would not take so much pleasure in noticing those of others.
Illusion is the first of all pleasures.
Oscar Wilde
It gives me great pleasure indeed to see the stubbornness of an incorrigible nonconformist warmly acclaimed
Albert Einstein
It is no less a proof of eminence to have many enemies than many friends
Samuel Johnson
It is only a poor sort of happiness that could ever come by caring very much about our own pleasures. We can only have the highest happiness such as goes along with being a great man, by having wide thoughts and much feeling for the rest of the world as well as ourselves.
George Eliot
It seems to me that if you or I must choose between two courses of thought or action, we should remember our dying and try so to live that our death brings no pleasure on the world.
John Steinbeck
Life affords no higher pleasure than that of surmounting difficulties, passing from one step of success to another, forming new wishes and seeing them gratified.
Samuel Johnson
No man is a hypocrite in his pleasures
Samuel Johnson
No pleasure endures unseasoned by variety
Publilius Syrus
No verse can give pleasure for long, nor last, that is written by drinkers of water.
Horace
Pleasure is continually disappointed, reduced, deflated, in favor of strong, noble values: Truth, Death, Progress, Struggle, Joy, etc. Its victorious rival is Desire: we are always being told about Desire, never about Pleasure.
Roland Barthes
Pleasure is the bait of sin
Plato
Pleasure is the greatest incentive to evil.
Plato
Pleasure is the object, duty and the goal of all rational creatures.
Voltaire
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