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Why not seize the pleasure at once? - How often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparation!

One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.

For pleasure has no relish unless we share it.

The Common Reader
How delicious is pleasure after torment!
There is no sweeter pleasure than to surprise a man by giving him more than he hopes for
Everything that gives pleasure has its reason. To scorn the mobs of those who go astray is not the means to bring them around
People can have many different kinds of pleasure. The real one is that for which they will forsake the others
It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures, but the foolish to be a slave to them
If one oversteps the bounds of moderation, the greatest pleasures cease to please
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
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