There is no such thing as pure pleasure; some anxiety always goes with it. ~Ovid, Metamorphoses
“Of all the animals, man is the only one that is cruel. He is the only one who inflicts pain for the pleasure of doing it.”
– Mark Twain
Illusion is the first of all pleasures. — Voltaire
It is a pleasure to be able to quote lines to fit any occasion.
– Abraham Lincoln
Do not let pleasure distract you
From meditation, from the way.
Free yourself from pleasure and pain.