We can often endure an extra pound

We can often endure an extra pound of pain far more easily than we can suffer the withdrawal of an ounce of accustomed pleasure.  ~Sydney J. Harris

Fun i love but too much fun

Fun I love, but too much fun is of all things the most loathsome.  Mirth is better than fun, and happiness is better than mirth.  ~Thomas Carlyle

I take it as a prime cause

I take it as a prime cause of the present confusion of society that it is too sickly and too doubtful to use pleasure frankly as a test of value.  ~Rebecca WestCUL