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The average man does not get pleasure out of an idea because he thinks it is true; he thinks it read more

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.

by H. L. Mencken Found in: Pleasure Quotes,
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Plato divinely calls pleasure the bait of evil, inasmuch as men
are caught by it as fish by a read more

Plato divinely calls pleasure the bait of evil, inasmuch as men
are caught by it as fish by a hook.
[Lat., Divine Plato escam malorum appeliat voluptatem, quod ea
videlicet homines capiantur, ut pisces hamo.]

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Pleasure is the greatest incentive to evil.

Pleasure is the greatest incentive to evil.

by Plato Found in: Pleasure Quotes,
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Anticipation makes the pleasure.

Anticipation makes the pleasure.

by Dove Wrapper Found in: Pleasure Quotes,
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Pleasure's couch is virtue's grave.

Pleasure's couch is virtue's grave.

by Augustine J. Duganne Found in: Pleasure Quotes,
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Despise pleasure; pleasure bought by pain in injurious.
[Lat., Sperne voluptates; nocet empta dolora voluptas.]

Despise pleasure; pleasure bought by pain in injurious.
[Lat., Sperne voluptates; nocet empta dolora voluptas.]

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The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain.

The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain.

by Aristotle Found in: Pleasure Quotes,
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Who pleases one against his will.

Who pleases one against his will.

by William Congreve Found in: Pleasure Quotes,
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Pleasure is often spoiled by describing it.

Pleasure is often spoiled by describing it.

by Stendhal Found in: Pleasure Quotes,
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