Pleasure Quotes

Art is contemplation. It is the pleasure of the mind which searches into nature and which there divines the spirit of which Nature herself is animated.
Auguste Rodin
George eliot - it is only a poor sort of happiness that could...

Dwight d eisenhowe - our pleasures were simple - they included...
The happiest is the person who suffers the least pain the most miserable who enjoys the least pleasure.
Jean Jacques Rousseau
Francois de la rochefoucauld - the pleasure of love is in loving....
The world has to learn that the actual pleasure derived from material things is of rather low quality on the whole and less even in quantity than it looks to those who have not tried it.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

Pleasure is very seldom found where it is sought our brightest blazes of gladness are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks.
Samuel Johnson
No man is a hypocrite in his pleasures.
Samuel Johnson
Crime is the soul of lust. What would pleasure be if it were not accompanied by crime It is not the object of debauchery that excites us, rather the idea of evil.
Marquis de Sade
Fortune can, for her pleasure, fools advance, And toss them on the wheels of Chance.
Juvenal
Sex: the pleasure is momentary, the position ridiculous, and the expense damnable.
Lord Chesterfield
Let the coming hour overflow with joy, and let pleasure drown the brim.
William Shakespeare
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Samuel Johnson
He who wishes to exert a useful influence must be careful to insult nothing. Let him not be troubled by what seems absurd, but concentrate his energies to the creation of what is good. He must not demolish, but build. He must raise temples where mankind may come and partake of the purest pleasure.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Virtue extends our days he live two lives who relives his past with pleasure.
Marcus Valerius Martialis
The secret of life is to appreciate the pleasure of being terribly, terribly deceived.
Oscar Wilde, A Woman of No Importance, Act 3
The great danger for family life, in the midst of any society whose idols are pleasure, comfort and independence, lies in the fact that people close their hearts and become selfish.
Pope John Paul II
The man of power is ruined by power, the man of money by money, the submissive man by subservience, the pleasure seeker by pleasure.
Hermann Hesse
It is in his pleasure that a man really lives it is from his leisure that he constructs the true fabric of self.
Agnes Repplie
The art of dining well is no slight art, the pleasure not a slight pleasure.
Michel de Montaigne
To attract good fortune, spend a new coin on an old friend, share an old pleasure with a new friend, and lift up the heart of a true friend by writing his name on the wings of a dragon.
Chinese Prove
One of the simple but genuine pleasures in life is getting up in the morning and hurrying to a mousetrap you set the night before.
Kin Hubbard
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)
Visits always give pleasure, if not the arrival, the departure.
Portuguese Prove
One should guard against preaching to young people success in the customary form as the main aim in life. The most important motive for work in school and in life is pleasure in work, pleasure in its result, and the knowledge of the value of the result to the community.
Albert Einstein
Get pleasure out of life... as much as you can. Nobody ever died from pleasure.
Sol Hurok
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 pleasure is momentary, the position rediculous, and the expense damnable.
Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield
Consider pleasures as they depart, not as they come.
Aristotle
Variety is the soul of pleasure.
Aphra Behn
Men seek but one thing in life - Their pleasure.
W. Somerset Maugham
The people who are regarded as moral luminaries are those who forego ordinary pleasures themselves and find compensation in interfering with the pleasures of others.
Bertrand Russell
The happiest is the person who suffers the least pain; the most miserable who enjoys the least pleasure.
Jean Jacques Rousseau, Emile, 1762
Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing nor that but simply growth, We are happy when we are growing.
William Butler Yeats
That young girl is one of the least benightedly unintelligent organic life forms it has been my profound lack of pleasure not to be able to avoid meeting.
Marvin, _Life, the Universe, and Everything_ by Douglas Adams
I think contraception is disgusting - People using each other for pleasure.
Joseph Schiedler, Director, Pro - Life Action League
There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge.
Bertrand Russell
I do not believe in doing for pleasure things I do not like to do.
Norman R. Augustine
I think I may define taste to be that faculty of the soul which discerns the beauties of an author with pleasure, and the imperfections with dislike.
Joseph Addison
Business is always interfering with pleasure, but it makes other pleasures possible.
William Faulkne