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Single Idea 22269

[catalogued under 22. Metaethics / C. The Good / 3. Pleasure / c. Value of pleasure]

Full Idea

I am training and sharpening my appetite for those pleasures that are left. ...We must cling tooth and claw to the use of the pleasures of this life which the advancing years, one after another, rip from our grasp.

Gist of Idea

We must fight fiercely to hang on to the few pleasures which survive into old age


Michel de Montaigne (I.39 On Solitude [1580], p.276)

Book Reference

Montaigne,Michel de: 'The Complete Essays', ed/tr. Screech,M.A. [Penguin 1987], p.276

A Reaction

That may be one of the most inspiring ideas I have read about pleasure.