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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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But pleasures are like poppies spread;
You seize the flower, its bloom is shed.
Or like the read more

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.

by Robert Burns 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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There is no sterner moralist than pleasure.

There is no sterner moralist than pleasure.

by Lord Byron Found in: Pleasure Quotes,
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That man is the richest whose pleasures are the cheapest.

That man is the richest whose pleasures are the cheapest.

by Henry David Thoreau Found in: Pleasure Quotes,
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Follow pleasure, and then will pleasure flee,
Flee pleasure, and pleasure will follow thee.

Follow pleasure, and then will pleasure flee,
Flee pleasure, and pleasure will follow thee.

by John Heywood 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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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 the servant, Virtue looking on.

Pleasure the servant, Virtue looking on.

by Ben Jonson Found in: Pleasure Quotes,
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