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Pleasure Quotes
Inspirational Quotes about Pleasure

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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

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

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Pleasure disappoints, possibility never
- Soren Kierkegaard

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

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


 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Everything that is new or uncommon raises a pleasure in the imagination,
because it fills the soul with an agreeable surprise,
gratifies its curiosity, and gives it an idea of which
it was not before possessed.
- Joseph Addison

Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play.
It is bound up with hatred, jealousy,
boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence.
In other words, it is war minus the shooting.
- George Orwell

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

Just as a mother finds pleasure in taking her little child on her lap,
there to feed and caress him, in like manner our loving
God shows His fondness for His beloved souls who have
given themselves entirely to Him and have placed all
their hope in His goodness.
- Alphonsus Liguori

I don't gamble, because winning a hundred dollars doesn't give me great pleasure.
But losing a hundred dollars pisses me off.
- Alex Trebek

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

As for plenty, we had not only for necessity,
conveniency and decency, but for delight and pleasure to superfluity.
- Margaret Cavendish

Ordinarily pleasure and pain are regarded as different from sensations.
- Ernst Mach

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

I'd forget the piece just before I went out to do the concerto,
the panic was too great.
This was not anything that gave me pleasure.
This was fulfilling somebody else's dream.
- Linda Lavin

It was really a pleasure to play someone who's literally
pushed past her breaking point repeatedly.
- Jeri Ryan

Nothing gives me as much pleasure as travelling.
I love getting on trains and boats and planes.
- Alan Rickman

Wisely used history can give pleasure and provide us with a useful tool;
but we should not become its slaves.
- Douglas Hurd

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

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

Give them pleasure - the same pleasure they have when
they wake up from a nightmare.
- Alfred Hitchcock

A tragedy need not have blood and death;
it's enough that it all be filled with that majestic
sadness that is the pleasure of tragedy.
- Jean Racine

Writers are in the entertainment business,
and it gives me lots of pleasure to entertain my readers.
- Brian Lumley

It is less difficult to bear misfortunes than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.
- Tacitus

Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking
if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity.
- Voltaire

Agatha Christie has given more pleasure in bed than any other woman.
- Nancy Banks Smith

Self-complacency is pleasure accompanied by the idea of oneself as cause.
- Baruch Spinoza

Women have simple tastes.
They get pleasure out of the conversation of children in arms and men in love.
- H. L. Mencken

There is no pleasure worth forgoing just for an extra
three years in the geriatric ward.
- John Mortimer

If you're interested in 'balancing' work and pleasure,
stop trying to balance them.
Instead make your work more pleasurable.
- Donald Trump

What is exhilarating in bad taste is the aristocratic
pleasure of giving offense.
- Charles Baudelaire

In diving to the bottom of pleasure we bring up more gravel than pearls.
- Honore de Balzac

A painter must think of everything he sees as being
there entirely for his own use and pleasure.
- Lucian Freud

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

Grief walks upon the heels of pleasure;
married in haste,
we repent at leisure.
- William Congreve

The mere brute pleasure of reading -
the sort of pleasure a cow must have in grazing.
- Lord Chesterfield

Some people wish above all to conform to the rules,
I wish only to render what I can hear.
There is no theory.
You have only to listen.
Pleasure is the law.
- Claude Debussy

I've got to be honest, there's no pleasure when you're working.
- Dana Plato

Every single pleasure I can imagine or have experienced is more delightful,
more of a pleasure, if you take it in small sips,
if you take your time.
Reading is not an exception.
- Amos Oz

Like everybody at that age, I read an awful lot of pulp fiction.
But at the same time, I also read quite a bit of history
and read that as much for pleasure as part of a curriculum.
- John Hume

I mean, I can look back with great pleasure on what has happened in Sudan,
and our commitment to people who are persecuted in that kind of way.
- George Carey

If I displayed this cup, I might look at it once or twice a week.
By using it, I get pleasure from it continually.
- Lila Acheson Wallace


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