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The greatest pleasure is to vanquish your enemies and chase them before you, to rob them of their wealth and see those dear to them bathed in tears, to ride their horses and clasp to your bosom their wives and daughters.

Productivity over pleasure, It is a pleasure being productive.
One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.
In diving to the bottom of pleasure we bring up more gravel than pearls.
Pleasure is continually disappointed, reduced, deflated, in favor of strong, noble values: Truth, Death, Progress, Struggle, Joy, etc. Its victorious rival is Desire: we are always being told about Desire, never about Pleasure.
Stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant. [Proverbs 9:17]
He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man.
Draw your pleasure, paint your pleasure, and express your pleasure strongly.
A life of pleasure makes even the strongest mind frivolous at last.
The rule of my life is to make business a pleasure, and pleasure my business.
To make pleasures pleasant shorten them.
For most men, and most circumstances, pleasure --tangible material prosperity in this world --is the safest test of virtue. Progress has ever been through the pleasures rather than through the extreme sharp virtues, and the most virtuous have leaned to excess rather than to asceticism.
In everything, satiety closely follows the greatest pleasures.
Pleasure is a shadow, wealth is vanity, and power a pageant; but knowledge is ecstatic in enjoyment, perennial in frame, unlimited in space and indefinite in duration.
As clouds are blown away by the wind, the thirst for material pleasures will be driven away by the utterance of the Lord's name.
Pleasure is none, if not diversified.
Pleasure's couch is virtue's grave.
I find my greatest pleasure, and so my reward, in the work that precedes what the world calls success.
Sinful and forbidden pleasures are like poisoned bread; they may satisfy appetite for the moment, but there is death in them at the end.
The greatest and noblest pleasure which men can have in this world is to discover new truths; and the next is to shake off old prejudices.
Pleasure is sweeter as recreation than as a business.
Our pleasures are short, and can only charm at intervals; love is a method of protraction our greatest pleasure.
Speed provides the one genuinely modern pleasure.
Even the worse of jobs has their pleasures, if I were a grave digger or a hangmen, there are some people I could work for with a great deal of enjoyment.
If pleasure was not followed by pain, who would forbear it?
No man is a hypocrite in his pleasures.
The pleasures of the world are deceitful; they promise more than they give. They trouble us in seeking them, they do not satisfy us when possessing them and they make us despair in losing them.
He is incapable of truly good action who finds not a pleasure in contemplating the good actions of others.
There is no pleasure in having nothing to do. The fun is in having lots to do and not doing it.
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.
Pleasant it to behold great encounters of warfare arrayed over the plains, with no part of yours in peril.
It's true Heaven forbids some pleasures, but a compromise can usually be found.
Scratching is one of nature's sweetest gratifications, and the one nearest at hand.
I conceive that pleasures are to be avoided if greater pains be the consequence, and pains to be coveted that will terminate in greater pleasures.
To find recreation in amusement is not happiness.
The truth is, I do indulge myself a little the more in pleasure, knowing that this is the proper age of my life to do it; and, out of my observation that most men that do thrive in the world do forget to take pleasure during the time that they are getting their estate, but reserve that till they have got one, and then it is too late for them to enjoy it.
Pleasure is the greatest incentive to evil.
When pleasure interferes with business, give up business.
I can think of nothing less pleasurable than a life devoted to pleasure.
Pleasures are all alike simply considered in themselves: he that hunts, or he that governs the commonwealth, they both please themselves alike, only we commend that, whereby we ourselves receive some benefit.