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Published Friday, April 29, 2016 @ 5:25 PM EDT
Apr 29 2016

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

A man of pleasure is a man of pains.
Edward Young

A real pleasure is a pleasure that one enjoys by one's self, without a companion, and without a single argument.
Sholem Aleichem

Anticipation is the greater part of pleasure.
Angela Carter

Football players, like prostitutes, are in the business of ruining their bodies for the pleasure of others.
Merle Kessler

Free will is an illusion. People always choose the perceived path of greatest pleasure.
Scott Adams

Human beings have neither kindness, nor faith, nor charity beyond what serves to increase the pleasure of the moment.
Virginia Woolf

I can sympathize with people's pains, but not their pleasures. There is something curiously boring about somebody else's happiness.
Aldous Huxley

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

I chased perpetual pleasure and got a full measure of pain as a payback.
David Crosby

I derive pleasure from the suffering of people who don't know what schadenfreude means.
John Fugelsang

I don't want to repeat my innocence. I want the pleasure of losing it again.
F. Scott Fitzgerald

I refuse to spend my life worrying about what I eat. There is no pleasure worth forgoing just for an extra three years in the geriatric ward.
John Mortimer

If one oversteps the bounds of moderation, the greatest pleasures cease to please.
Epictetus

If pleasures are greatest in anticipation, just remember that this is also true of trouble.
Elbert Hubbard

If you eliminate smoking and gambling, you will be amazed to find that almost all an Englishman's pleasures can be, and mostly are, shared by his dog.
George Bernard Shaw

It is a double pleasure to deceive the deceiver.
Jean de la Fontaine

It is not sex that gives the pleasure, but the lover.
Marge Piercy

Like all true values, love cannot be bought. Pleasure can be bought, but not love.
Hermann Hesse

Many people weigh the guilt they will feel against the pleasure of the forbidden action they want to take.
Peter McWilliams

Marriage has many pains, but celibacy has no pleasures.
Samuel Johnson

Morality turns on whether the pleasure precedes or follows the pain.
Samuel Butler (Novelist, 1835-1902)

Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste they hurry past it.
Søren Kierkegaard

No man is a hypocrite in his pleasures.
Samuel Johnson

Now hatred is by far the longest pleasure;
Men love in haste, but they destest at leisure.
George Gordon Byron


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