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God whispers in our pleasures, but shouts in our pain.

The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain.
Pleasure may come from illusion, but happiness can come only of reality.
Pleasure and pain, though directly opposite are contrived to be constant companions.
Whenever you are sincerely pleased you are nourished.
We all try to escape pain and death, while we seek what is pleasant.
It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures, but the foolish to be a slave to them.
Short lived pleasure is the parent of pain.
Pleasure is the object, duty and the goal of all rational creatures.
The important question is not, what will yield to man a few scattered pleasures, but what will render his life happy on the whole amount.
A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
Pleasure only starts once the worm has got into the fruit, to become delightful happiness must be tainted with poison.
For the rational, psychologically healthy man, the desire for pleasure is the desire to celebrate his control over reality. For the neurotic, the desire for pleasure is the desire to escape from reality.
There is no sterner moralist than pleasure.
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.
Look for a long time at what pleases you, and a longer time at what pains you.
The rare pleasure of being seen for what one is, compensates for the misery of being it.
Many a man thinks he is buying pleasure, when he is really selling himself to it.
Do not bite at the bait of pleasure, till you know there is no hook beneath it.
Give me books, fruit, French wine and fine weather and a little music out of doors, played by someone I do not know. I admire lolling on a lawn by a water-lilied pond to eat white currants and see goldfish: and go to the fair in the evening if I'm good. There is not hope for that --one is sure to get into some mess before evening.
We tire of those pleasures we take, but never of those we give.
Pleasure for one hour, a bottle of wine. Pleasure for one year a marriage; but pleasure for a lifetime, a garden.
You are quaffing drink from a hundred fountains: whenever any of these hundred yields less, your pleasure is diminished. But when the sublime fountain gushes from within you, no longer need you steal from the other fountains.
Work is often the father of pleasure.
A fool bolts pleasure, then complains of moral indigestion.
It is within the experience of everyone that when pleasure and pain reach a certain intensity they are indistinguishable.
Don't mistake pleasure for happiness. They are a different breed of dogs.
We enjoy the process far more than the proceeds.
Whenever I meet with anything agreeable in this world it surprises me so much -- and pleases me so much (when my passions are not interested in one way or the other) that I go on wondering for a week to come.
The goal towards which the pleasure principle impels us -- of becoming happy -- is not attainable: yet we may not -- nay, cannot -- give up the efforts to come nearer to realization of it by some means or other.
Pleasure is very seldom found where it is sought. Our brightest blazes are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks.
Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it.
Pleasure that isn't paid for is as insipid as everything else that's free.
The average man does not get pleasure out of an idea because he thinks it is true; he thinks it is true because he gets pleasure out of it.
Women have simple tastes. They get pleasure out of the conversation of children in arms and men in love.
People have many different kinds of pleasure. The real one is that for which they will forsake the others.
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.
Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future ones.
The eruption of lived pleasure is such that in losing myself I find myself; forgetting that I exist, I realize myself.
The vocabulary of pleasure depends on the imagery of pain.