Pleasure blocks, but pain clears the way of inspiration.
When man rises above the sense of duty, then duty becomes his pleasure.
Do not fear God, but regard carefully His pleasure and displeasure.
In bringing happiness to others I feel the pleasure of God, and for my negligence I feel myself blameworthy before Him.
As pleasure is the shadow of happiness, so fact is the shadow of truth.
The virtue of duty is in the pleasure of doing it.
Sensation and exaltation are two things: pleasure comes from sensation, happiness from exaltation.
Man unconsciously pays happiness in order to buy pleasure.