Pleasure Quotes

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
Ovid - there is no such thing as pure pleasure; some...

Marcus valerius martialis, epigrams - virtue extends our days: he live two lives who...
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Samuel Johnson
Wystan hugh auden - as a rule it was the pleasure haters that became...
Now hatred is by far the longest pleasure; Men love in haste, but they detest at leisure.
Lord Byron

If pleasures are greatest in anticipation, just remember that this is also true of trouble.
Elbert Hubbard
Get pleasure out of life... as much as you can. Nobody every died from pleasure.
Sol Hurok
Simple pleasures are the last refuge of the complex.
Oscar Wilde
Forsake not an old friend for the new is not comparable to him a new friend is as new wine when it is old, thou shalt drink it with pleasure.
The pleasures which we most rarely experience give us the greatest delight.
Desiderius Erasmus
We are weighed down, every moment, by the conception and the sensation of Time. And there are but two means of escaping and forgetting this nightmare: pleasure and work. Pleasure consumes us. Work strengthens us. Let us choose.
Charles Baudelaire
Of children as of procreation - The pleasure momentary, the posture ridiculous, the expense damnable.
Evelyn Waugh
Fortune can, for her pleasure, fools advance, And toss them on the wheels of Chance.
The art of dining well is no slight art, the pleasure not a slight pleasure.
Michel de Montaigne
We may lay in a stock of pleasures, as we would lay in a stock of wine but if we defer tasting them too long, we shall find that both are soured by age.
Charles Caleb Colton
Even pleasure itself is a toil.
One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.
Jane Austen, Emma
There is no pleasure in having nothing to do the fun is in having lots to do and not doing it.
Mary Wilson Little
A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
Walter Gagehot
Sometimes it is harder to deprive oneself of a pain than of a pleasure.
F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tender is the Night
I adore simple pleasures. They are the last refuge of the complex.
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray, 1891
The same refinement which brings us new pleasures, exposes us to new pains.
Edward Bulwer - Lytton
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 Puritan hated bear - Baiting, not because it gave pain to the bear, but because it gave pleasure to the spectators.
Thomas Babington Macaulay
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
Business is always interfering with pleasure, but it makes other pleasures possible.
William Faulkne
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
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
The secret of life is to appreciate the pleasure of being terribly, terribly deceived.
Oscar Wilde, A Woman of No Importance, Act 3
The pleasure is momentary, the position rediculous, and the expense damnable.
Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield
People seem to enjoy things more when they know a lot of other people have been left out of the pleasure.
Russell Bake
Variety is the soul of pleasure.
Aphra Behn
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
Mistake not. Those pleasures are not pleasures that trouble the quiet and tranquillity of thy life.
Jeremy Taylo
The pleasure of the senses is always regulated in accordance with the imagination. Man can aspire to felicity only by serving all the whims of his imagination.
Marquis de Sade
You must learn some of my philosophy. Think only of the past as its remembrance gives you pleasure.
Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
If it is the dirty element that gives pleasure to the act of lust, then the dirtier it is, the more pleasurable it is bound to be.
Marquis de Sade
Sexual pleasure is, I agree, a passion to which all others are subordinate but in which they all unite.
Marquis de Sade
Men seek but one thing in life - Their pleasure.
W. Somerset Maugham