Pleasure Quotes

Get pleasure out of life... as much as you can. Nobody ever died from pleasure.
Sol Hurok
Francis quarles - be very circumspect in the choice of thy company....

Peter mcwilliams, life 101 - many people weigh the guilt they will feel...
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
William faulkne - business is always interfering with pleasure, but...
I derive no pleasure from talking with a young woman simply because she has regular features.
Henry David Thoreau

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
Virtue extends our days: he live two lives who relives his past with pleasure.
Marcus Valerius Martialis, Epigrams
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
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
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
I do not believe in doing for pleasure things I do not like to do.
Norman R. Augustine
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
I can think of nothing less pleasurable than a life devoted to pleasure.
John D. Rockefelle
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
The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
Walter Bagehot
The happiest is the person who suffers the least pain; the most miserable who enjoys the least pleasure.
Jean Jacques Rousseau, Emile, 1762
Simple pleasures are the last refuge of the complex.
Oscar Wilde
Think only of the past as its remembrance gives you pleasure.
Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
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
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
Petty fears and petty pleasures are but the shadow of reality.
Henry David Thoreau, Walden
Do not bite at the bait of pleasure till you know there is no hook beneath it.
Thomas Jefferson
Let the coming hour overflow with joy, and let pleasure drown the brim.
William Shakespeare
Get pleasure out of life... as much as you can. Nobody every died from pleasure.
Sol Hurok
Illusion is the first of all pleasures.
Oscar Wilde
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
Even pleasure itself is a toil.
You must learn some of my philosophy. Think only of the past as its remembrance gives you pleasure.
Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
That man is the richest whose pleasures are the cheapest.
Henry David Thoreau
What we learn with pleasure we never forget.
Alfred Mercie
No man is a hypocrite in his pleasures.
Samuel Johnson
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
What we call pleasure, and rightly so is the absence of all pain.
Reading well is one of the great pleasures that solitude can afford you.
Harold Bloom, O Magazine, April 2003
When work is a pleasure, life is a joy When work is a duty, life is slavery.
Maxim Gorky
Beware of over - Great pleasure in being popular or even beloved.
Margaret Fulle
Our pleasures were simple - They included survival.
Dwight D Eisenhowe
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
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