Come! you presence will either give me life or kill me with pleasure.
Just for the sake of amusement, ask each passenger to tell you his story, and if you find a single one who hasn't often cursed his life, who hasn't told himself he's the most miserable man in the world, you can throw me overboard head first.
Work is often the father of pleasure.
Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity.
This self-love is the instrument of our preservation; it resembles the provision for the perpetuity of mankind: it is necessary, it is dear to us, it gives us pleasure, and we must conceal it.
Illusion is the first of all pleasures.
Pleasure is the object, duty and the goal of all rational creatures.
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