Pleasure Quotes

Self - Pity is easily the most destructive of the nonpharmaceutical narcotics it is addictive, gives momentary pleasure and separates the victim from reality.
John W. Gardne
Bertrand russell - there is much pleasure ot be gained from useless...

Samuel johnson - what is written without effort is in general read...
Arthur Schopenhauer Only he is successful in his business who makes that pursuit which affords him the highest pleasure sustain him.
Henry David Thoreau
Dean koontz, watchers - although the constant shadow of certain death...
A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
Walter Gagehot

What we call pleasure, and rightly so is the absence of all pain.
Cicero
I have supported my deviations with reasons I did not stop at mere doubt I have vanquished, I have uprooted, I have destroyed everything in my heart that might have interfered with my pleasure.
Marquis de Sade
I despise the pleasure of pleasing people that I despise.
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it.
Soren Kierkegaard
Little, vicious minds abound with anger and revenge, and are incapable of feeling the pleasure of forgiving their enemies.
Earl of Chesterfield
You must learn some of my philosophy. Think only of the past as its remembrance gives you pleasure.
Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
With the catching end the pleasures of the chase.
Abraham Lincoln
Bygone troubles are a pleasure to talk about.
Yiddish Prove
If the objects who serve us feel ecstacy, they are much more often concerned with themselves than with us, and our own enjoyment is consequently impaired. The idea of seeing another person experience the same pleasure reduces one to a kind of equality which spoils the unutterable charms that come from despotism.
Marquis de Sade
I derive no pleasure from talking with a young woman simply because she has regular features.
Henry David Thoreau
Our fear of death is like our fear that summer will be short, but when we have had our swing of pleasure, our fill of fruit, and our swelter of heat, we say we have had our day.
John Donne
It never pays to deal with the flyweights of the world. They take far too much pleasure in thwarting you at every turn.
Sue Grafton
The friendships of the world are oft confederacies in vice, or leagues of pleasures.
Joseph Addison
History does not record anywhere at any time a religion that has any rational basis. Religion is a crutch for people not strong enough to stand up to the unknown without help. But, like dandruff, most people do have a religion and spend time and money on it and seem to derive considerable pleasure from fiddling with it.
Robert Heinlein, Time Enough for Love (1972)
What we learn with pleasure we never forget.
Alfred Mercie
The best way to realize the pleasure of feeling rich is to live in a smaller house than your means would entitle you to have.
Edward Clarke
The pleasure of love is in the loving and there is more joy in the passion one feels than in that which one inspires.
La Rochefoucauld
The happiest is the person who suffers the least pain the most miserable who enjoys the least pleasure.
Jean Jacques Rousseau
The same refinement which brings us new pleasures, exposes us to new pains.
Edward Bulwer - Lytton
Come live with me, and be my love, And we will some new pleasures prove Of golden sands, and crystal brooks, With silken lines, and silver hooks.
John Donne
You despise books; you whose lives are absorbed in the vanities of ambition, the pursuit of pleasure or indolence; but remember that all the known world, excepting only savage nations, is governed by books.
Voltaire
The giving and receiving of pleasure is a need and an ecstasy.
Kahlil Gibran
When you are obliged to make a statement that you know will cause displeasure, you must say it with every appearance of sincerity; this is the only way to make it palatable.
Paul De Gondi
The best an American can look forward to is the lonely pleasure of one who stands at long last on a chilly and inhospitable mountaintop where few have been before, where few can follow and where few will consent to believe he has been.
George Frost Kennan
Get pleasure out of life... as much as you can. Nobody ever died from pleasure.
Sol Hurok
Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing nor that but simply growth, We are happy when we are growing.
William Butler Yeats
If we had no faults of our own, we would not take so much pleasure in noticing those of others.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Universities should be safe havens where ruthless examination of realities will not be distorted by the aim to please or inhibited by the risk of displeasure.
Kingman Brewster, Jr.
To make pleasures pleasant, shorten them.
Charles Buxton
Pleasure of love lasts but a moment, Pain of love lasts a lifetime.
Bette Davis
And in the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter and the sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.
Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet
It is a sin to persue pleasure as a good and to avoid pain as a evil.
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, Book nine
Business is always interfering with pleasure, but it makes other pleasures possible.
William Faulkne
Visits always give pleasure, if not the arrival, the departure.
Portuguese Prove