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Don't mistake pleasure for happiness. They are a different breed of dogs. Josh Billings

Life is essentially a cheat and its conditions are those of defeat; the redeeming things are not happiness and pleasure but the deeper satisfactions that come out of struggle. F. Scott Fitzgerald

Real love is the love that sometimes arises after sensual pleasure: if it does, it is immortal; the other kind inevitably goes stale, for it lies in mere fantasy. Giacomo Casanova

The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain. Aristotle

Do not bite at the bait of pleasure, till you know there is no hook beneath it. Thomas Jefferson

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

It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures, but the foolish to be a slave to them. Epictetus

Pleasure may come from illusion, but happiness can come only of reality. Sebastian Roch Nicolas Chamfort

We all try to escape pain and death, while we seek what is pleasant. Albert Einstein

Take pleasure in your dreams; relish your principles and drape your purest feelings on the heart of a precious lover. Giotto di Bondone

If you pursue good with labor, the labor passes away but the good remains; if you pursue evil with pleasure, the pleasure passes away and the evil remains. Marcus Tullius Cicero
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We enjoy the process far more than the proceeds. Warren Buffett

Short lived pleasure is the parent of pain. Proverbs

Many a man thinks he is buying pleasure, when he is really selling himself to it. Benjamin Franklin

A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do. Walter Bagehot

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