Pleasure Quotes

What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Samuel Johnson
I ching - instead of solid accomplishments, the man pursues...

Jane austen, northanger abbey - the person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not...
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
Ovid - there is no such thing as pure pleasure; some...
The Puritan hated bear - Baiting, not because it gave pain to the bear, but because it gave pleasure to the spectators.
Thomas Babington Macaulay

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
No man is a hypocrite in his pleasures.
Samuel Johnson
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
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
You must learn some of my philosophy. Think only of the past as its remembrance gives you pleasure.
Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
The pleasure of all reading is doubled when one lives with another who shares the same books.
Katherine Mansfield
The giving and receiving of pleasure is a need and an ecstasy.
Kahlil Gibran
He wins every hand who mingles profit with pleasure.
Horace, Epistles
Men seek but one thing in life - Their pleasure.
W. Somerset Maugham
My dreams were all my own; I accounted them to nobody; They were my refuge when annoyed - My dearest pleasure when free.
Mary Shelley
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
Universities should be safe havens where ruthless examination of realities will not be distorted by the aim to please or inhibited by the risk of displeasure.
Kingman Brewster, Jr.
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
To attract good fortune, spend a new coin on an old friend, share an old pleasure with a new friend, and lift up the heart of a true friend by writing his name on the wings of a dragon.
Chinese Prove
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
To make pleasures pleasant, shorten them.
Charles Buxton
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
Poor is the man whose pleasures depend on the permission of another.
Madonna
Vicious minds abound with anger and revenge are incapable of feeling the pleasure of forgiving their enemies.
Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield
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
False facts are highly injurious to the progress of science, for they often endure long but false views, if supported by some evidence, do little harm, for everyone takes a salutory pleasure in proving their falseness.
Charles Robert Darwin
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
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
Mistake not. Those pleasures are not pleasures that trouble the quiet and tranquillity of thy life.
Jeremy Taylo
Virtue extends our days he live two lives who relives his past with pleasure.
Marcus Valerius Martialis
The pleasures which we most rarely experience give us the greatest delight.
Desiderius Erasmus
It is a double pleasure to deceive the deceiver.
Jean de La Fontaine
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
There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge.
Bertrand Russell
The same refinement which brings us new pleasures, exposes us to new pains.
Edward Bulwer - Lytton
The world is so constructed, that if you wish to enjoy its pleasures, you must also endure its pains. Whether you like it or not, you cannot have one without the other.
Swami Brahnmananda
I adore simple pleasures. They are the last refuge of the complex.
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray, 1891
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
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