Pleasure admitted in undue degree Enslaves the will, nor leaves the judgment free.
Fire is never satisfied with fuel, nor the ocean with rivers, nor death with all creatures, nor bright-eyed women with men.
If I give way to pleasure, I must also yield to grief, to poverty, to labor, ambition, anger, until I am torn to pieces by my misfortunes and my lust.
There is no such thing as pure pleasure; some anxiety always goes with it.
From pleasure comes grief, from pleasure comes fear; he who is free from pleasure neither sorrows nor fears.
In this ill-smelling, unsubstantial body, which is a conglomerate of bone, skin, muscle, marrow, flesh, semen, blood, mucus, tears, rheum, feces, urine, wind, bile, and phlegm, what is the good of enjoyment of desires?
Do not look at wine when it is red, when it sparkles in the cup and goes down smoothly. At the last it bites like a serpent, and stings like an adder.
The sweetest pleasure is in imparting it.
That man is richest whose pleasures are the cheapest.
The love of study, a passion which derives fresh vigor from enjoyment, supplies each day and hour with a perpetual source of independent and rational pleasure.