One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.
Fools admire everything in an author of reputation. For my part, I read only to please myself. I like only that which serves my purpose.
Follow pleasure, and then will pleasure flee; Flee pleasure, and pleasure will follow thee.
He buys honey too dear that licks it from thorns.
When pleasure interferes with business, give up business.
One should be just as careful in choosing one’s pleasure as in avoiding calamities.
There is more real pleasure to be gotten out of a malicious act, where your heart is in it, than out of thirty acts of a nobler sort.
There is pleasure in not being pleased.
Simple pleasures are always the last refuge of the complex.
And sometimes tell what sweetness is in gall.