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This mistaken idea of denouncing pleasure and praising pain

But I must explain to you how all this mistaken idea of denouncing pleasure and praising pain was born and I will give you a complete account of the system, and expound the actual teachings of the great explorer of the truth, the master-builder of human happiness. No one rejects, dislikes, or avoids pleasure itself, […]

These cases are perfectly simple and easy to distinguish

No one rejects, dislikes, or avoids pleasure itself, because it is pleasure, but because those who do not know how to pursue pleasure rationally encounter consequences that are extremely painful. To take a trivial example, which of us ever undertakes laborious physical exercise, except to obtain some advantage from it? But who has any right […]

A very bad quack might jinx zippy fowls

Blowzy red vixens fight for a quick jump. Joaquin Phoenix was gazed by MTV for luck. A wizard’s job is to vex chumps quickly in fog. Alex Trebek’s fun TV quiz game. Woven silk pyjamas exchanged for blue quartz.   Brawny gods just flocked up to quiz and vex him. Adjusting quiver and bow, killed […]

Incapable of drawing a single stroke at the present moment

O my friend — but it is too much for my strength — I sink under the weight of the splendour of these visions! A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of […]