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There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
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There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society where none intrudes
By the deep Sea, and music in its roar.

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Painting is a source of endless pleasure, but also of great anguish.

Painting is a source of endless pleasure, but also of great anguish.

by Balthus 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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Simple pleasures are always the last refuge of the complex

Simple pleasures are always the last refuge of the complex

by Oscar Wilde Found in: Pleasure Quotes,
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Men may scoff, and men may pray,
But they pay
Every pleasure with a pain.

Men may scoff, and men may pray,
But they pay
Every pleasure with a pain.

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O Athenians, what toil do I undergo to please you!

O Athenians, what toil do I undergo to please you!

by Alexander, The Great 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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Pleasure blinds (so to speak) the eyes of the mind, and has no
fellowship with virtue.
[Lat., Voluptas read more

Pleasure blinds (so to speak) the eyes of the mind, and has no
fellowship with virtue.
[Lat., Voluptas mentis (ut ita dicam) praestringit oculos, nec
habet ullum cum virtute commercium.]

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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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