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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
A day’s pleasure and a year’s grief.  Modern Greek.  1
A man of pleasure is a man of pains.  Young.  2
A pleasant thing never comes too soon.  Danish.  3
A pleasure is well paid for that is long expected.  Italian.  4
After pleasant scratching comes unpleasant smarting.  Danish.  5
After the greatest danger is the greatest pleasure.  6
Cent per cent we pay for every vicious pleasure.  7
Consider not pleasures as they come but as they go.  Aristotle.  8
Every one takes his pleasure where he finds it.  French.  9
Fie upon the pleasure fear can corrupt.  La Fontaine.  10
Fly the pleasure that will bite to-morrow.  11
Fly pleasure and it will follow thee.  12
For my own pleasure, as the man said when he struck his wife.  13
For one pleasure a thousand pains.  14
From short pleasure long repentance.  French.  15
Hours of pleasure are short.  16
If you long for pleasure you must labor hard to get it.  Chinese.  17
In hawks, hounds, arms and love for one pleasure a thousand pains.  French.  18
In the pursuit of pleasure the greatest virtues lie neglected.  Cicero.  19
Never pleasure without repentance.  20
No sensual pleasures ever lasted but for an hour.  21
Of sinful pleasure only repentance remains.  22
One day of pleasure is worth two of sorrow.  23
Our pleasures are imagined but our griefs are real.  24
Pleasure gives law to fools, God to wise men.  25
Pleasure is deaf when told of future pain.  Cowper.  26
Pleasure is the greatest incentive to evil.  Plato.  27
Pleasure often comes from pain.  Bulwer.  28
Pleasure should follow business.  Benjamin Disraeli.  29
Pleasure that comes too thick grows fulsome.  30
Pleasures are like poppies spread,
You seize the flower, its bloom is shed;
Or, like the snowfall in the river,
A moment white, then melts forever.  Burns.
Pleasures are the baits of evils.  Latin.  32
Pleasures steal away the mind.  Dutch.  33
Pleasure’s the hook of evil.  Massinger.  34
Pleasures while they flatter, sting.  35
Say to pleasure, “Gentle Eve, I will have none of your apples.”  36
Short pleasures, long laments.  37
Short pleasure often brings long repentance.  Danish.  38
Sweet is pleasure after pain.  Dryden.  39
That is a cursed pleasure that makes a fool.  40
The most delightful pleasures cloy without variety.  Publius Syrus.  41
The pleasures we enjoy are lost by coveting more.  42
The reward of unlawful pleasure is lawful pain.  43
There is little due to pleasure but much to health.  44
There is no pleasure but palls and all the more if it costs nothing.  Spanish.  45
True grandeur is to govern our passions and true pleasure to enjoy ourselves.  La Fontaine.  46

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