Joy is never in our power and pleasure often is
The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
Why not seize the pleasure at once, how often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparations.
The greatest pleasure of life is love.
Do not bite at the bait of pleasure, till you know there is no hook beneath it.
Man could not live if he were entirely impervious to sadness. Many sorrows can be endured only by being embraced, and the pleasure taken in them naturally has a somewhat melancholy character.
It is in his pleasure that a man really lives; it is from his leisure that he constructs the true fabric of self.
God, who foresaw your tribulation, has specially armed you to go through it, not without pain but without stain
I understand people's suffering, people's pain, more than you will every know yourself.
Humor is the instinct for taking pain playfully.
You can judge your age by the amount of pain you feel when you come in contact with a new idea.
Curiosity is only vanity. Most frequently we wish not to know, but to talk. We would not take a sea voyage for the sole pleasure of seeing without hope of ever telling.
Never a lip is curved with pain
That can't be kissed into smile again.
Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.
I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone... they will be forced to deal with pain.
Jealousy in romance is like salt in food. A little can enhance the savor, but too much can spoil the pleasure and, under certain circumstances, can be life-threatening.
Jealousy is that pain which a man feels from the apprehension that he is not equally beloved by the person whom he entirely loves
The pleasure of love is in loving; we are happier in the passion we feel than in the passion we inspire
There is no sterner moralist than pleasure.
There is something self-defeating in the too-conscious pursuit of pleasure.
We can often endure an extra pound of pain far more easily than we can suffer the withdrawal of an ounce of accustomed pleasure.
Perhaps all pleasure is only relief.
There is no such thing as pure pleasure; some anxiety always goes with it.
No pleasure endures unseasoned by variety.
The essence of pleasure is spontaneity.