Nor again is there anyone who loves or pursues or desires to obtain pain of itself, because it is pain, but because of circumstances.
But I must explain to you how all this mistaken idea of denouncing pleasure and praising pain was born and I will show you what that means to all of you!
No one rejects, dislikes, or avoids pleasure itself, because it is pleasure, but because those who do not know how to pursue happiness and wealth.
We See Things Differently
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 existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine.