Pleasure Quotes

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
John d. rockefelle - i can think of nothing less pleasurable than a...
Philip dormer stanhope chesterfield - vicious minds abound with anger and revenge are...
An honest man can feel no pleasure in the exercise of power over his fellow citizens.
Thomas Jefferson, letter to John Melish, January 13, 1813
Agnes repplie - it is in his pleasure that a man really lives; it...
If pleasures are greatest in anticipation, just remember that this is also true of trouble.
Elbert Hubbard
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
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
Mistake not. Those pleasures are not pleasures that trouble the quiet and tranquillity of thy life.
Jeremy Taylo
I derive no pleasure from talking with a young woman simply because she has regular features.
Henry David Thoreau
Consider pleasures as they depart, not as they come.
Aristotle
Sexual pleasure is, I agree, a passion to which all others are subordinate but in which they all unite.
Marquis de Sade
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
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
Why not seize the pleasure at once, how often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparations.
Jane Austen
If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of the potential, for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible. Pleasure disappoints, possibility never. And what wine is so sparkling, what so fragrant, what so intoxicating, as possibility.
Sren Aaby Kierkegaard
Fortune can, for her pleasure, fools advance, And toss them on the wheels of Chance.
Juvenal
Now hatred is by far the longest pleasure men love in haste but they detest at leisure.
George Gordon Byron
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
There is no such thing as pure pleasure; some anxiety always goes with it.
Ovid
Where your pleasure is, there is your treasure where your treasure, there your heart where your heart, there your happiness.
Saint Augustine
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
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 despise the pleasure of pleasing people that I despise.
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future one.
Seneca
Men seek but one thing in life - Their pleasure.
W. Somerset Maugham
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.
Bible
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
Poor is the man whose pleasures depend on the permission of another.
Madonna
The happiest is the person who suffers the least pain; the most miserable who enjoys the least pleasure.
Jean Jacques Rousseau, Emile, 1762
The secret of life is to appreciate the pleasure of being terribly, terribly deceived.
Oscar Wilde, A Woman of No Importance, Act 3
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
Your chances of success are directly proportional to the degree of pleasure you desire from what you do. If you are in a job you hate, face the fact squarely and get out.
Michael Korda
It has, moreover, been proven that horror, nastiness, and the frightful are what give pleasure when one fornicates. Beauty is a simple thing ugliness is the exceptional thing. And fiery imaginations, no doubt, always prefer the extraordinary thing to the simple thing.
Marquis de Sade
Adults find pleasure in deceiving a child. They consider it necessary, but they also enjoy it. The children very quickly figure it out and then practice deception themselves.
Elias Canetti
To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.
Gandhi
All pleasures contain an element of sadness.
Jonathan Eibeschutz
The sacrifice which causes sorrow to the doer of the sacrifice is no sacrifice. Real sacrifice lightens the mind of the doer and gives him a sense of peace and joy. The Buddha gave up the pleasures of life because they had become painful to him.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
Walter Gagehot
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