IN all vice, pleasure being presented with a bait, draws sensual minds to the hook of perdition.
EPICTETUS. FRAGMENTS. 107.REPENTANCE, is an inward and self-reprehension for the neglect or omission of somewhat that was profitable. Now whatsoever is good, is also profitable, and it is the part of an honest virtuous man to set by it, and to make reckoning of it accordingly. But never did any honest virtuous man repent of the neglect or omission of any carnal pleasure: no carnal pleasure then is either good or profitable.
MARCUS AURELIUS. MEDITATIONS. Book viii. 9.IT is the character of a wise man to resist pleasure, and of a fool to be enslaved by it.
EPICTETUS. FRAGMENTS. 106.