Good habits stockpile pleasure. Bad habits postpone pain.
Love ceases to be a pleasure when it ceases to be a secret.
The Seven Social Sins are: Wealth without work. Pleasure without conscience. Knowledge without character. Commerce without morality. Science without humanity. Worship without sacrifice. Politics without principle.From a sermon given by Frederick Lewis Donaldson.
Life’s true gift is the capacity to enjoy enjoyment.
Pain, or pleasure. I could not tell where one ended and the other began.
Pleasure may come from illusion, but happiness can come only of reality.
The moment after, I began to respire 20 quarts of unmingled nitrous oxide. A thrilling, extending from the chest to the extremities, was almost immediately produced. I felt a sense of tangible extension highly pleasurable...
The indescribable pleasure—which pales the rest of life’s joys—is abundant compensation for the investigator who endures the painful and persevering analytical work that precedes the appearance of the new truth, like the pain of childbirth....
… both pleasure and devotion require a stress-free space in which to flourish…
I don’t think I’m made for any earthly kind of pleasure.