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A man is in general better pleased when he has a good dinner upon his table, than when his wife talks Greek.
It is the only sensual pleasure without vice.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Difficult do you call it, Sir? I wish it were impossible.
It is very strange, and very melancholy, that the paucity of human pleasures should persuade us ever to call hunting one of them.
I had rather see the portrait of a dog that I know, than all the allegorical paintings they can show me in the world.
A man seldom thinks with more earnestness of anything than he does of his dinner.
Life must be filled up, and the man who is not capable of intellectual pleasures must content himself with such as his senses can ...
Do not discourage your children from hoarding, if they have a taste to it; whoever lays up his penny rather than part with it for ...
Solitude is dangerous to reason, without being favourable to virtue.... Remember that the solitary mortal is certainly luxurious, ...
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