Pleasure Quotes

Virtue extends our days: he live two lives who relives his past with pleasure.
Marcus Valerius Martialis, Epigrams
Aphra behn - variety is the soul of pleasure....

Socrates, quoted in: plato, phaedrus. - when desire, having rejected reason and...
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, Old Testament
Sue grafton - it never pays to deal with the flyweights of the...
That a man can take pleasure in marching in formation to the strains of a band is enough to make me despise him. He has only been given his big brain by mistake; a backbone was all he needed.
Albert Eintein, World As I See It, 1934 - Referring to the military system

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
The pleasure of love is in loving.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Even pleasure itself is a toil.
Manilius
What we learn with pleasure we never forget.
Alfred Mercie
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
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)
There are seven sins in the world: Wealth without work, Pleasure without conscience, Knowledge without character, Commerce without morality, Science without humanity, Worship without sacrifice and politics without principle.
Mahatma Gandhi
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
To know the pains of power, we must go to those who have it to know its pleasures, we must go to those who are seeking it.
Charles Caleb Colton
The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
Walter Bagehot
Virtue extends our days he live two lives who relives his past with pleasure.
Marcus Valerius Martialis
The best way to realize the pleasure of feeling rich is to live in a smaller house than your means would entitle you to have.
Edward Clarke
Men seek but one thing in life - Their pleasure.
W. Somerset Maugham
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
When you are obliged to make a statement that you know will cause displeasure, you must say it with every appearance of sincerity this is the only way to make it palatable.
Paul De Gondi
I think contraception is disgusting - People using each other for pleasure.
Joseph Schiedler, Director, Pro - Life Action League
To make pleasures pleasant, shorten them.
Charles Buxton
Beware of over - Great pleasure in being popular or even beloved.
Margaret Fulle
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
A pleasure is not full grown until it is remembered.
C. S. Lewis
All pleasures contain an element of sadness.
Jonathan Eibeschutz
The secret of life is to appreciate the pleasure of being terribly, terribly deceived.
Oscar Wilde, A Woman of No Importance, Act 3
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
I derive no pleasure from talking with a young woman simply because she has regular features.
Henry David Thoreau
But few have spoken of the actual pleasure derived from giving to someone, from creating something, from finishing a task, form offering unexpected help almost invisibly and anonymously.
Paul Wiene
It is a pleasure to give advice, humiliating to need it, normal to ignore it.
Author Unknown
Pleasure and love are the pinions of great deeds.
Charles Fox
A life of pleasure makes even the strongest mind frivolous at last.
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
What we call pleasure, and rightly so is the absence of all pain.
Cicero
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
Although the constant shadow of certain death looms over everyday, the pleasures and joys of life can be so fine and affecting that the heart is nearly stilled in astonishment.
Dean Koontz, Watchers
Pleasure is very seldom found where it is sought our brightest blazes of gladness are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks.
Samuel Johnson
I despise the pleasure of pleasing people that I despise.
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu