Pleasure Quotes

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
Lord chesterfield - sex: the pleasure is momentary, the position...

Cicero - what we call pleasure, and rightly so is the...
The greatest and noblest pleasure which men can have in this world is to discover new truths; and the next is to shake off old prejudices.
Frederick The Great
Bertrand russell - there is much pleasure ot be gained from useless...
As a rule it was the pleasure haters that became unjust.
Wystan Hugh Auden

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
Riches, like glory or heath, have no more beauty or pleasure than their possessor is pleased to lend them.
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
Now hatred is by far the longest pleasure men love in haste but they detest at leisure.
George Gordon Byron
The pleasures which we most rarely experience give us the greatest delight.
Desiderius Erasmus
What we learn with pleasure we never forget.
Alfred Mercie
It is only a poor sort of happiness that could ever come by caring very much about our own pleasures. We can only have the highest happiness such as goes along with being a great man, by having wide thoughts and much feeling for the rest of the world as well as ourselves.
George Eliot
There is a kind of pleasure which comes from sacrilege or the profanation of the objects offered us for worship.
Marquis de Sade
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 happiest is the person who suffers the least pain; the most miserable who enjoys the least pleasure.
Jean Jacques Rousseau, Emile, 1762
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
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
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
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
I know what pleasure is, for I have done good work.
Robert Louis Stephenson
A pleasure is not full grown until it is remembered.
C. S. Lewis
There is no pleasure in having nothing to do; the fun is in having lots to do and not doing it.
Mary Wilson Little
Many people weigh the guilt they will feel against the pleasure of the forbidden action they want to take.
Peter McWilliams, Life 101
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
There is no such thing as pure pleasure; some anxiety always goes with it.
Ovid
Pleasure is a by - Product of doing something that is worth doing. Therefore, do not seek pleasure as such. Pleasure comes of seeking something else, and comes by the way.
A. Lawrence Lowell
Choose your pleasures for yourself, and do not let them be imposed upon you.
Lord Chesterfield
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
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.
No pleasure is comparable to the standing upon the vantage ground of Truth.
Francis Bacon
A life of pleasure makes even the strongest mind frivolous at last.
Edward Bulwer - Lytton
The pleasures of the world are deceitful; they promise more than they give. They trouble us in seeking them, they do not satisfy us when possessing them and they make us despair in losing them.
Madame de Lambert
Think only of the past as its remembrance gives you pleasure.
Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
Abstainer. A weak man who yields to the temptation of denying himself a pleasure.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce
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
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
Now hatred is by far the longest pleasure; Men love in haste, but they detest at leisure.
Lord Byron
Why not seize the pleasure at once, how often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparations.
Jane Austen
The man whose only pleasure in life is making money, weighs less on the moral scale than an angleworm.
Josh Billings
It seems to me that if you or I must choose between two courses of thoughts or action we should remember our dying and try so to live, that our death brings no pleasure on the world.
John Steinbeck