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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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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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The rule of my life is to make business a pleasure, and pleasure my business.

The rule of my life is to make business a pleasure, and pleasure my business.

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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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I despise the pleasure of pleasing people that I despise.

I despise the pleasure of pleasing people that I despise.

by Mary Wortley Montagu 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'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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For some, pleasure is a fever they can't shake. For others, it's a disease they cannot seem to catch.

For some, pleasure is a fever they can't shake. For others, it's a disease they cannot seem to catch.

by Terri Guillemets 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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