Pleasure Quotes

I can think of nothing less pleasurable than a life devoted to pleasure.
John D. Rockefelle
George eliot - it is only a poor sort of happiness that could...

Francis quarles - be very circumspect in the choice of thy company....
A man, to be greatly good, must magine intensely and comprehensively; he must put himself in the place of another and in many others; the pains and pleasures of his species must become his own.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Ovid - there is no such thing as pure pleasure; some...
There is a kind of pleasure which comes from sacrilege or the profanation of the objects offered us for worship.
Marquis de Sade

Get pleasure out of life... as much as you can. Nobody ever died from pleasure.
Sol Hurok
I derive no pleasure from talking with a young woman simply because she has regular features.
Henry David Thoreau
The happiest is the person who suffers the least pain; the most miserable who enjoys the least pleasure.
Jean Jacques Rousseau, Emile, 1762
To make pleasures pleasant, shorten them.
Charles Buxton
When desire, having rejected reason and overpowered judgment which leads to right, is set in the direction of the pleasure which beauty can inspire...
Socrates, Quoted in: Plato, Phaedrus.
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
Riches, like glory or heath, have no more beauty or pleasure than their possessor is pleased to lend them.
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
One half of the world can not understand the pleasures of the other.
Jane Austen
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Samuel Johnson
I adore simple pleasures. They are the last refuge of the complex.
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray, 1891
Indecision regarding the choice among pleasures temporarily robs a man of inner peace. After due reflection, he attains joy by turning away from the lower pleasures and seeking the higher ones.
I Ching
I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with a lot of pleasure.
Clarence Darrow, Medley
A life of pleasure makes even the strongest mind frivolous at last.
Edward Bulwer - Lytton
I know what pleasure is, for I have done good work.
Robert Louis Stephenson
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
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
To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.
Gandhi
Be very circumspect in the choice of thy company. In the society of thine equals thou shalt enjoy more pleasure in the society of thy superiors thou shalt find more profit. To be the best in the company is the way to grow worse.
Francis Quarles
Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity.
Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire
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
Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it.
Soren Kierkegaard
Sexual pleasure is, I agree, a passion to which all others are subordinate but in which they all unite.
Marquis de Sade
The same refinement which brings us new pleasures, exposes us to new pains.
Edward Bulwer - Lytton
There is no pleasure in having nothing to do; the fun is in having lots to do and not doing it.
Mary Wilson Little
Whoever feels pain in hearing a good character of his neighbor, will feel a pleasure in the reverse. And those who despair to rise in distinction by their virtues, are happy if others can be depressed to a level of themselves.
Benjamin Franklin
For the memory of love is sweet, though the love itself were in vain. And what I have lost of pleasure, assuage what I find of pain.
Lyste
Where your pleasure is, there is your treasure where your treasure, there your heart where your heart, there your happiness.
Saint Augustine
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
As a rule it was the pleasure haters that became unjust.
Wystan Hugh Auden
Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future ones.
Seneca
There are, however, people in this world who seldom pick up a newspaper, people who, when watching television, sneer in displeasure and change channels at the first glimpse of an anchorperson. While such willfully uninformed citizens are rare, emerging from seclusion only to serve on juries in trials of great national significance, they do exist.
Joe Keenan
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
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
The happiest is the person who suffers the least pain the most miserable who enjoys the least pleasure.
Jean Jacques Rousseau