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God whispers in our pleasures, but shouts in our pain.

C. S. Lewis (1898-1963) Irish author and scholar.

Pleasure for one hour, a bottle of wine. Pleasure for one year a marriage; but pleasure for a lifetime, a garden.

Chinese proverb

Pleasure is Nature's test, her sign of approval. When man is happy, he is in harmony with himself and his environment.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Irish poet and dramatist.

Pleasure is the object, duty and the goal of all rational creatures.

Voltaire (1694-1778) French writer and historian.

So enjoy present pleasures as to not mar those to come.

Seneca (4 BC-65) Roman philosopher and playwright.


The important question is not, what will yield to man a few scattered pleasures, but what will render his life happy on the whole amount.

Joseph Addison (1672-1719) English essayist, poet, and dramatist.

It is within the experience of everyone that when pleasure and pain reach a certain intensity they are indistinguishable.

Arnold Bennett (1867-1931) English novelist .

The goal towards which the pleasure principle impels us -- of becoming happy -- is not attainable: yet we may not -- nay, cannot -- give up the efforts to come nearer to realization of it by some means or other.

Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) Austrian fhysician. Founder of Psychoanalysis.

Our pleasures are short, and can only charm at intervals; love is a method of protraction our greatest pleasure.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774) Irish writer, poet, and physician.

Speed provides the one genuinely modern pleasure.

Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) British author.