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Pleasures are more beneficial than duties, because, like the quality of mercy, they are not strained, and they are twice blest. Options
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Pleasures are more beneficial than duties, because, like the quality of mercy, they are not strained, and they are twice blest.

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894)
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Pleasures are more beneficial than duties, because, like the quality of mercy, they are not strained, and they are twice blest.
Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894)
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Daemon wrote:
Pleasures are more beneficial than duties, because, like the quality of mercy, they are not strained, and they are twice blest.

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894)


Yeah. Though pleasures without duties lose half of its charms, and when abused, could be as harmful as any abuse under the sun...
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As for me, pleasures with a sense of duty is yet more beneficial.
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Context from ESSAYS OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON

AN APOLOGY FOR IDLERS

A man may send you six sheets of letter-paper covered with the most
entertaining gossip, or you may pass half an hour pleasantly, perhaps
profitably, over an article of his; do you think the service would be
greater, if he had made the manuscript in his heart's blood, like a
compact with the devil? Do you really fancy you should be more
beholden to your correspondent, if he had been damning you all the
while for your importunity? Pleasures are more beneficial than duties
because, like the quality of mercy,[20] they are not strained, and
they are twice blest.
There must always be two to a kiss, and there
may be a score in a jest; but wherever there is an element of
sacrifice, the favour is conferred with pain, and, among generous
people, received with confusion. There is no duty we so much underrate
as the duty of being happy. By being happy, we sow anonymous benefits
upon the world, which remain unknown even to ourselves, or when they
are disclosed, surprise nobody so much as the benefactor. The other
day, a ragged, barefoot boy ran down the street after a marble, with
so jolly an air that he set every one he passed into a good humour;
one of these persons, who had been delivered from more than usually
black thoughts, stopped the little fellow and gave him some money with
this remark: "You see what sometimes comes of looking pleased." If he
had looked pleased before, he had now to look both pleased and
mystified. For my part, I justify this encouragement of smiling rather
than tearful children; I do not wish to pay for tears anywhere but
upon the stage; but I am prepared to deal largely in the opposite
commodity.


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