"I don't know a better preparation for life than a love of poetry and a good digestion."
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"If there's no money in poetry, neither is there poetry in money."
"The poetry from the eighteenth century was prose; the prose from the seventeenth century was poetry."
"Poetry is the key to the hieroglyphics of nature."
"The essence of poetry is will and passion."
"Speed provides the one genuinely modern pleasure."
"Do not bite at the bait of pleasure, till you know there is no hook beneath it."
"If pleasure was not followed by pain, who would forbear it?"
"No man is a hypocrite in his pleasures."
"God whispers in our pleasures, but shouts in our pain."
"There is no pleasure in having nothing to do. The fun is in having lots to do and not doing it."
"Pleasure that isn't paid for is as insipid as everything else that's free."
"It's true Heaven forbids some pleasures, but a compromise can usually be found."
"Scratching is one of nature's sweetest gratifications, and the one nearest at hand."
"To find recreation in amusement is not happiness."
"We tire of those pleasures we take, but never of those we give."
"Pleasure is the greatest incentive to evil."
"Short lived pleasure is the parent of pain."
"When pleasure interferes with business, give up business."
"I can think of nothing less pleasurable than a life devoted to pleasure."
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