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Pleasure Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Pleasure.

Appreciate again and again, freshly and naively,
the basic goods of life, with awe,
pleasure, wonder and even ecstasy,
however stale these experiences may have become to others.
- Abraham Maslow

Related topics: Values Inspirational Gratitude Thanks Simplicity Simple-Living Appreciation

To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act
is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I believe that every human mind feels pleasure
in doing good to another.
- Thomas Jefferson

A new friend is like new wine;
when it has aged you will drink it with pleasure.
- Ecclesiastes 9:10

 

Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste
that they hurry past it.
- Soren Kierkegaard

If I were to wish for anything,
I should not wish for wealth and power,
but for the passionate sense of potential -
for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible.
Pleasure disappoints; possibility never.
- Soren Kierkegaard

It gives me great pleasure indeed to see the stubbornness
of an incorrigible nonconformist warmly acclaimed.
- Albert Einstein

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There are nine requisites for contented living:
HEALTH enough to make work a pleasure;
WEALTH enough to support your needs;
STRENGTH enough to battle with difficulties and forsake them;
GRACE enough to confess your sins and overcome them;
PATIENCE enough to toil until some good is accomplished;
CHARITY enough to see some good in your neighbor;
LOVE enough to move you to be useful and helpful to others;
FAITH enough to make real the things of God;
HOPE enough to remove all anxious fears concerning the future.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Only he is successful in his business who makes that pursuit
which affords him the highest pleasure sustain him.
- Henry David Thoreau

There is no pleasure in having nothing to do;
the fun is in having lots to do and not doing it.
- Mary Wilson Little

The great pleasure in life is doing
what people say you cannot do.
- Walter Bagehot

Pleasure disappoints, possibility never
- Soren Kierkegaard

My definition of success is to live your life in a way
that causes you to feel a ton of pleasure and very little pain -
and because of your lifestyle, have the people around you feel
a lot more pleasure than they do pain.
- Tony Robbins

When one has the feeling of dislike for evil,
when one feels tranquil,
one finds pleasure in listening to good teachings;
when one has these feelings and appreciates them,
one is free of fear.
- The Buddha

When I eat with my friends, it is a moment of real pleasure,
when I really enjoy my life.
- Monica Bellucci

My dreams were all my own; I accounted for them to nobody;
they were my refuge when annoyed -
my dearest pleasure when free.
- Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Music produces a kind of pleasure
which human nature cannot do without.
- Confucius

Even when poetry has a meaning, as it usually has,
it may be inadvisable to draw it out...
Perfect understanding will sometimes almost extinguish pleasure.
- A. E. Housman

If it's very painful for you to criticize your friends -
you're safe in doing it.
But if you take the slightest pleasure in it,
that's the time to hold your tongue.
- Alice Duer Miller

The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure.
- Dale Carnegie

Pain is filtered in a poem so that it becomes finally,
in the end, pleasure.
- Mark Strand

The greatest pleasure when I started making money was
not buying cars or yachts but finding myself able to
have as many freshly typed drafts as possible.
- Gore Vidal

Work is not man's punishment.
It is his reward and his strength and his pleasure.
- George Sand

Do you know the only thing that gives me pleasure?
It's to see my dividends coming in.
- John D. Rockefeller

The greatest battle of all is simply... Life.
This is no child's game. This is the big one -
the Super Bowl - the Game of all games.
The rules of Life are unwritten and unknown.
Perhaps, one could say that there are no rules.
The Judge has ultimate power.
She can call the game at any time - for any reason.
The penalties in the Game are completely arbitrary -
in both timing and severity.
Penalty for what, we ask?
The Judge is silent.
How can I win the Game?
"You can never win," comes the answer,
"So just take pleasure in playing the Game."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

God made me fast.
And when I run, I feel His pleasure.
- Eric Liddell

The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Reporters thrive on the world's misfortune.
For this reason they often take an indecent pleasure
in events that dismay the rest of humanity.
- Russell Baker

Just got back from a pleasure trip: I took my mother-in-law to the airport.
- Henny Youngman

Love ceases to be a pleasure when it ceases to be a secret.
- Aphra Behn

Do not bite at the bait of pleasure,
till you know there is no hook beneath it.
- Thomas Jefferson

I refuse to spend my life worrying about what I eat.
There is no pleasure worth forgoing just for an extra
three years in the geriatric ward.
- John Mortimer

I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure.
- Clarence Darrow

Don't get me wrong, I think bikes are terrific.
I own several of my own, including a trendy mountain style,
and ride them for pleasure and light exercise.
- Brock Yates

There is more pleasure in loving than in being beloved.
- Thomas Fuller

There is some pleasure even in words,
when they bring forgetfulness of present miseries.
- Sophocles

Painting is a source of endless pleasure,
but also of great anguish.
- Balthus

Child!
Do not throw this book about; refrain from the unholy
pleasure of cutting all the pictures out.
- Hilaire Belloc

It is a clear gain to sacrifice pleasure in order to avoid pain.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Pleasure that isn't paid for is as insipid as everything else that's free.
- Anita Loos

When I'm depressed and I feel low thinking that good
movies are not made any more,
then I put on his movies and I watch them.
I laugh and I cry and I have great pleasure.
- Geraldine Chaplin

What leads to unhappiness, is making pleasure the chief aim.
- William Shenstone

The book tour has been really interesting and very gratifying.
I have not book toured before.
I've never had quite as much pleasure,
as much satisfaction.
- Leonard Nimoy

O love, if I regret the age when one savors you,
it is not for the hour of pleasure, but for the one that follows it.
- Jean-Jacques Rousseau

We do not need to eat animals, wear animals,
or use animals for entertainment purposes,
and our only defense of these uses is our pleasure,
amusement, and convenience.
- Gary L. Francione

Technological society has succeeded in multiplying
the opportunities for pleasure,
but it has great difficulty in generating joy.
- Pope Paul VI

Clever people seem not to feel the natural pleasure of bewilderment,
and are always answering questions when the chief relish
of a life is to go on asking them.
- Frank Moore Colby

Variety is the soul of pleasure.
- Aphra Behn

I'd never had so much pleasure with another human being.
- Anne Bancroft

Love consists in giving without getting in return;
in giving what is not owed,
what is not due the other.
That's why true love is never based,
as associations for utility or pleasure are,
on a fair exchange.
- Mortimer Adler

Lies are essential to humanity.
They are perhaps as important as the pursuit of pleasure
and moreover are dictated by that pursuit.
- Marcel Proust

I have the Pleasure to assure you Congress pay particular
Attention to the Defence of New Jersey,
and hitherto have denied us nothing which we have Asked for that Purpose.
- Abraham Clark

Literature is my calling To hold up the mirror to my
countrymen comes natural to me;
and in the open field of invention I am not without
hopes of giving them pleasure.
- Thomas Edward Brown

Sorry, but there is no pleasure in finding new ways
of saying the same stuff about projects which tanked.
- Alex Cox

Though sages may pour out their wisdom's treasure,
there is no sterner moralist than pleasure.
- Lord Byron

Children should learn that reading is pleasure,
not just something that teachers make you do in school.
- Beverly Cleary

Next to enjoying ourselves, the next greatest pleasure
consists in preventing others from enjoying themselves,
or, more generally, in the acquisition of power.
- Bertrand Russell

Tomorrow is a thief of pleasure.
- Rex Harrison

It is twice the pleasure to deceive the deceiver.
- Jean de La Fontaine

To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it's about,
but the inner music that words make.
- Truman Capote

The test and the use of man's education is that he
finds pleasure in the exercise of his mind.
- Jacques Barzun

Most of the people who act and sing do so for their
own pleasure and that of their friends and family.
- Kate Smith

According to your sympathy, you will take pleasure
in your own happiness or in the happiness of other people;
but it is always your own happiness you seek.
- John Buchanan Robinson

I love good and pleasure, I hate evil and pain,
I want to be happy and I am not mistaken in believing,
that people, angels and even demons have those same inclinations.
- Nicolas Malebranche

Back through the ages of barbarism and civilization,
in all tongues, we find this instinctive pleasure in
the imitative action that is the very essence of all drama.
- George P. Baker

Allow the president to invade a neighboring nation,
whenever he shall deem it necessary to repel an invasion,
and you allow him to do so whenever he may choose
to say he deems it necessary for such a purpose -
and you allow him to make war at pleasure.
- Abraham Lincoln

You need great passion, because everything you do with great pleasure,
you do well.
- Juan Manuel Fangio

I just think it's fun to remind people that good television
has exited and it can exist again and just to give
them pleasure and enjoy it and make them laugh.
- Jenna Elfman

Happiness is different from pleasure.
Happiness has something to do with struggling and enduring and accomplishing.
- George A. Sheehan

The ugly is very appealing to man.
It's instinct.
One shrinks from the ugly, yet wants to look at it.
There's a devilish fascination in it.
We extract pleasure from horror.
- Sonya Levien

For the most part, I have a very manageable celebrity.
People recognize me from time to time,
and they usually say very appreciative things.
It affords me a great deal of pleasure.
- Armistead Maupin


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