He that lives in the kingdom of sense, shall die in the kingdom of sorrow.
Though selfishness hath defiled the whole man, yet sensual pleasure is the chief part of its interest, and therefore by the senses it commonly works, and these are the doors and the windows by which iniquity entereth into the soul.
The body of a sensualist is the coffin of a dead soul.
Sensuality is the grave of the soul.
A youth of sensuality and intemperance delivers over a worn-out body to old age.
If sensuality be our only happiness, we ought to envy the brutes; for instinct is a surer, shorter, safer guide to such happiness than reason.
Sordid and infamous sensuality, the most dreadful evil that issued from the box of Pandora, corrupts the entire heart and eradicates every virtue.
Those wretches who never have experienced the sweets of wisdom and virtue, but spend all their time in revels and debauches, sink downward day after day, and make their whole life one continued series of errors. They taste no real or substantial pleasure; but, resembling so many brutes, with eyes always fixed on the earth, and intent upon their loaden tables, they pamper themselves in luxury and excess.
When the cup of any sensual pleasure is drained to the bottom, there is always poison in the dregs.
If sensuality were happiness, beasts were happier than men; but human felicity is lodged in the soul, not in the flesh.
What if one might have all the pleasures of the world for the asking?—Who would so unman himself as by accepting them to desert his soul and become a perpetual slave to his senses?
What is a man, if his chief good, and market of his time, be but to sleep, and feed? a beast, no more.
Sin the mother, and shame the daughter of lewdness.
I have never known a man who was sensual in his youth, who was high-minded when old.
All sensuality is one, though it takes many forms, as all purity is one. It is the same whether a man eat, or drink, or cohabit, or sleep sensually. They are but one appetite, and we only need to see a person do any one of these things to know how great a sensualist he is.