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But a pleasure is none the less a pleasure because it does not please forever. It
is delightful to plunge into cold water on ... a part of the pattern I was attempting to
draw to experience all the pleasures of sense. I have not been afraid of excess: ...
Old age has its pleasures, which, though different, are not less than the pleasures
of youth. The philosophers have always told us that we are the slaves of our
passions, and is it so small a thing to be liberated from their sway? The fool's old
... for the drug-fiend at all events does not set himself on a pedestal from which to
look down on his fellowmen. The value of art, like the value of the Mystic Way,
lies in its effects. If it can only give pleasure, however spiritual that pleasure may ...
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This is one of the best books I read for providing a philosophical view of life. It is a book I intend to read again. Read full review