“… sensual desire is never quenched by indulgence any more than fire is by pouring ghee in it. No object of desire – corn, gold, cattle or women – nothing can ever satisfy the desire of man. (…) We can reach peace only by a mental poise beyond likes and dislikes.”
Yayati explains this to his son Puru after indulging several years in a sensual life.
(Mahabharata by C. Rajagopalachari – p.38)