What leads to unhappiness, is making pleasure the chief aim.
Mistake not. Those pleasures are not pleasures that trouble the quiet and tranquility of thy life.
Venture not to the utmost bounds of even lawful pleasures; the limits of good and evil join.
Choose such pleasures as recreate much and cost little.
When the idea of any pleasure strikes your imagination, make a just computation between the duration of the pleasure and that of the repentance that is likely to follow it.
If by leaving a small pleasure one sees a great pleasure, let a wise man leave the small pleasure, and look to the great.
Consider pleasures as they depart, not as they come.
All the things I really like to do are either immoral, illegal or fattening.
Men may scoff, and men may pray, But they pay Every pleasure with a pain.
Most of the luxuries, and many of the so-called comforts, of life are not only not indispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind.