“ Only when one pleasure after another fails him does man finally begin to wonder if, after all, happiness is possible through the senses. This thought has a liberating effect ”
The ideas of heat & cold, pleasure & pain, are produced by the contact of the senses with their objects. Such ideas are limited by a beginning & an end, they are transitory, bear them with patience
Fulfilled desire is "pleasure" and contradicted desire is "pain" or "sorrow". They are inseparable
Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle. Happiness never decreases by being shared.
You don't have to please anybody in this world, if you are truly joyful everybody is pleased by you
Surrendering to the demands of the senses does not satisfy them, but rather creates insatiable desires for further sense experiences.