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Daemon
Posted: Saturday, May 17, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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Abstain and enjoy.

Aesop (620 BC-560 BC)
Bully_rus
Posted: Saturday, May 17, 2014 3:17:29 AM
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Sometimes you need to lose one pleasure in order to gain another one. Moreover, according to some, risk-taking is also enjoyment...
Kathy Hall
Posted: Saturday, May 17, 2014 5:05:41 AM

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Bully_rus wrote:
Sometimes you need to lose one pleasure in order to gain another one.


exactly :)

or perhaps Aesop was mentioning that you don't always need extrinsic methods to enjoy yourself (habits, drugs, people, etc.)

either way, your words still suit :)
Bertoray
Posted: Saturday, May 17, 2014 5:05:44 AM

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All things in moderation. Would that include abstinence?
walirlan
Posted: Saturday, May 17, 2014 6:26:44 AM

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There are some things it's so difficult to abstain from!
Professor
Posted: Saturday, May 17, 2014 9:40:28 AM

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Daemon wrote:
Abstain and enjoy.

Aesop (620 BC-560 BC)


It sounds like an oxymoron but it is true, as much as we wish it weren't
Pieter_Hove
Posted: Saturday, May 17, 2014 10:38:28 AM

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Even from good advice we have to abstain at the right time :-)
CheVegas ☁️ ✈ ☁️
Posted: Saturday, May 17, 2014 1:22:05 PM

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An oxymoronic classic, or a classical oxymoron?

Thanks, Aesop! You're fabulist!
Verbatim
Posted: Saturday, May 17, 2014 4:09:38 PM
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Daemon wrote:
Abstain and enjoy.

Aesop (620 BC-560 BC)


Perhaps not the best way to illustrate the need for temperance before the novelty wears off...

"The Huntsman and the Fisherman" :

A Huntsman, returning with his dogs from the field, fell in by chance with a Fisherman who was bringing home a basket well laden with fish. The Huntsman wished to have the fish, and their owner experienced an equal longing for the contents of the game-bag. They quickly agreed to exchange the produce of their day’s sport. Each was so well pleased with his bargain that they made for some time the same exchange day after day. Finally a neighbor said to them, “If you go on in this way, you will soon destroy by frequent use the pleasure of your exchange, and each will again wish to retain the fruits of his own sport.”
Abstain and enjoy. http://aesop.pangyre.org/fable/the-huntsman-and-the-fisherman.html
Dr. Mohammed Albadri
Posted: Saturday, May 17, 2014 4:11:07 PM

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Applause
monamagda
Posted: Saturday, May 17, 2014 4:56:13 PM

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Aesop's Fables

The Huntsman and the Fisherman

A HUNTSMAN, returning with his dogs from the field, fell in by chance with a Fisherman who was bringing home a basket well laden with fish. The Huntsman wished to have the fish, and their owner experienced an equal longing for the contents of the game-bag. They quickly agreed to exchange the produce of their day's sport. Each was so well pleased with his bargain that they made for some time the same exchange day after day. Finally a neighbor said to them, "If you go on in this way, you will soon destroy by frequent use the pleasure of your exchange, and each will again wish to retain the fruits of his own sport."

Abstain and enjoy.
MANJUICEBUBBLES
Posted: Sunday, May 18, 2014 8:02:40 PM

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What a great quote. Really pertains to my life.
Christian Schmidt Q.
Posted: Sunday, May 18, 2014 11:12:02 PM

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How ironical!!

Daemon wrote:
Abstain and enjoy.

Aesop (620 BC-560 BC)
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