But pleasures are like poppies spread;
You seize the flower, its bloom is shed.
Or like the snow falls in the river,
A moment white--then melts forever.
Pleasure for one hour, a bottle of wine. Pleasure for one year a marriage; but pleasure for a lifetime, a garden.
In everything satiety closely follows the greatest pleasures.
[Lat., Omnibus in rebus voluptatibus maximis fastidium finitimum
Rare indulgence produces greater pleasure.
[Lat., Voluptates commendat rarior usus.]
Plato divinely calls pleasure the bait of evil, inasmuch as men
are caught by it as fish by a hook.
[Lat., Divine Plato escam malorum appeliat voluptatem, quod ea
videlicet homines capiantur, ut pisces hamo.]
With the catching ends the pleasure of the chase
Pleasure the servant, Virtue looking on.
That man is the richest whose pleasures are the cheapest.
Despise pleasure; pleasure bought by pain in injurious.
[Lat., Sperne voluptates; nocet empta dolora voluptas.]
There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society where none intrudes
By the deep Sea, and music in its roar.
The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
Doubtless the pleasure is as great
Of being cheated as to cheat.
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.
Pleasures lie thickest where no pleasures seem;
There's not a leaf that falls upon the ground
but holds some joy of silence or of sound,
Some sprite begotten of a summer dream.
Joy is never in our power and pleasure often is
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