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    But pleasures are like poppies spread;
    You seize the flower, its bloom is shed.
    Or like the snow falls in the river,
    A moment white--then melts forever.

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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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Pleasure admitted in undue degree
Enslaves the will, nor leaves the judgment free.

Pleasure admitted in undue degree
Enslaves the will, nor leaves the judgment free.

by William Cowper Found in: Pleasure Quotes,
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The vocabulary of pleasure depends on the imagery of pain.

The vocabulary of pleasure depends on the imagery of pain.

by Marina Warner Found in: Pleasure Quotes,
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Every age has its pleasures, its style of wit, and its own ways.

Every age has its pleasures, its style of wit, and its own ways.

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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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Whenever you are sincerely pleased you are nourished.

Whenever you are sincerely pleased you are nourished.

by Ralph Waldo Emerson Found in: Pleasure Quotes,
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I fly from pleasure, because pleasure has ceased to please: I am
lonely because I am miserable.

I fly from pleasure, because pleasure has ceased to please: I am
lonely because I am miserable.

by Samuel Johnson Found in: Pleasure Quotes,
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I walked a mile with Pleasure,
She chattered all the way;
But left me none the wiser,
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I walked a mile with Pleasure,
She chattered all the way;
But left me none the wiser,
For all she had to say.
I walked a mile with Sorrow
And ne'er a word said she;
But, oh, the things I learned from her
When Sorrow walked with me!

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We tire of those pleasures we take, but never of those we give.

We tire of those pleasures we take, but never of those we give.

by John Petit-senn Found in: Pleasure Quotes,
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