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

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