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I find my greatest pleasure, and so my reward, in the work that precedes what the world calls success.
~ Thomas A. Edison

 

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If pleasure was not followed by pain, who would forbear it?
~ Samuel Johnson

 

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In diving to the bottom of pleasure we bring up more gravel than pearls.
~ Honore De Balzac

 

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In everything, satiety closely follows the greatest pleasures.
~ Marcus T. Cicero

 

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It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures, but the foolish to be a slave to them.
~ Epictetus

 

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It is within the experience of everyone that when pleasure and pain reach a certain intensity they are indistinguishable.
~ Arnold Bennett

 

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It's true Heaven forbids some pleasures, but a compromise can usually be found.
~ MoliFre

 

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Look for a long time at what pleases you, and a longer time at what pains you.
~ Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

 

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Many a man thinks he is buying pleasure, when he is really selling himself to it.
~ Benjamin Franklin

 

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Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it.
~ Soren Kierkegaard

 

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No man is a hypocrite in his pleasures.
~ Samuel Johnson

 

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One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.
~ Jane Austen

 

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Our pleasures are short, and can only charm at intervals; love is a method of protraction our greatest pleasure.
~ Oliver Goldsmith

 

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People have many different kinds of pleasure. The real one is that for which they will forsake the others.
~ Marcel Proust

 

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Physical pleasure is a sensual experience no different from pure seeing or the pure sensation with which a fine fruit fills the tongue; it is a great unending experience, which is given us, a knowing of the world, the fullness and the glory of all knowing. And not our acceptance of it is bad; the bad thing is that most people misuse and squander this experience and apply it as a stimulant at the tired spots of their lives and as distraction instead of a rallying toward exalted moments.
~ Rainer Maria Rilke

 

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Pleasant it is, when over a great sea the winds trouble the waters, to gaze from shore upon another's great tribulation; not because any man's troubles are a delectable joy, but because to perceive you are free of them yourself is pleasant.
~ Lucretius

 

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Pleasant it to behold great encounters of warfare arrayed over the plains, with no part of yours in peril.
~ Lucretius

 

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Pleasure and pain, though directly opposite are contrived to be constant companions.
~ Pierre Charron

 

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Pleasure for one hour, a bottle of wine. Pleasure for one year a marriage; but pleasure for a lifetime, a garden.
~ Chinese Proverb

 

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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.
~ Lord Chesterfield

 

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