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    Pleasure to me is wonder—the unexplored, the unexpected, the thing that is hidden and the changeless thing that lurks behind superficial mutability.

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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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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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Pleasure the servant, Virtue looking on.

Pleasure the servant, Virtue looking on.

by Ben Jonson Found in: Pleasure Quotes,
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A fool bolts pleasure, then complains of moral indigestion.

A fool bolts pleasure, then complains of moral indigestion.

by Minna Thomas Antrim Found in: Pleasure Quotes,
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I live and reign since I have abandoned those pleasures which you
by your praises extol to the skies.
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I live and reign since I have abandoned those pleasures which you
by your praises extol to the skies.
[Lat., Vivo et regno, simul ista reliqui
Quae vos ad coelum effertis rumore secundo.]

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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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When the idea of any pleasure strikes your imagination, make a just computation between the duration of the pleasure and read more

When the idea of any pleasure strikes your imagination, make a just computation between the duration of the pleasure and that of the repentance that is likely to follow it.

by Epicetus 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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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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