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A life merely of pleasure, or chiefly of pleasure, is always a poor and worthless life, not worth the living; always unsatisfactory in its course, always miserable in its end.

A life of pleasure makes even the strongest mind frivolous at last.

A man that knows how to mix pleasures with business, is never entirely possessed by them; he either quits or resumes them at his will; and in the use he makes of them he rather finds a relaxation of mind than a dangerous charm that might corrupt him.

All earthly delights are sweeter in expectation than in enjoyment; but all spiritual pleasures more in fruition than in expectation.

All fits of pleasure are balanced by an equal degree of pain or languor; 'tis like spending this year, part of the next year's revenue.

All worldly pleasure is correspondent to a like measure of anxiety.

Centers, or wooden frames are put under the arches of a bridge, to remain no longer than till the latter are consolidated, and then are thrown away or cast into the fire. Even so, sinful pleasures are the devil's scaffolding to build a habit upon; and once formed and fixed, the pleasures are sent for firewood, and hell begins in this life.

Choose such pleasures as recreate much and cost little.

Consider pleasures as they depart, not as they come.

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

Fly the pleasure that bites tomorrow.

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

He buys honey too dear who licks it from thorns.

He that is violent in the pursuit of pleasure will not mind turning villain for the purchase.

He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man.

He who can at all times sacrifice pleasure to duty approaches sublimity.

I look upon it as an equal injustice to loath natural pleasures as to be too much in love with them.

If all the year were playing holidays, to sport would be as tedious as to work: but when they seldom come, they wished for come, and nothing pleaseth but rare accidents.

If I give way to pleasure, I must also yield to grief, to poverty, to labor, to ambition, to anger until I am torn to pieces by my misfortunes and my lust.

If the soul be happily disposed everything becomes capable of affording entertainment, and distress will almost want a name.


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