Pleasure Quotes

Variety is the soul of pleasure.
Aphra Behn
John w. gardne - self - pity is easily the most destructive of the...

Kingman brewster, jr. - universities should be safe havens where ruthless...
The pleasures which we most rarely experience give us the greatest delight.
Desiderius Erasmus
Lady mary wortley montagu - no entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any...
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

Sexual pleasure is, I agree, a passion to which all others are subordinate but in which they all unite.
Marquis de Sade
Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it.
Soren Kierkegaard
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, Lacon, 1825
For the memory of love is sweet, though the love itself were in vain. And what I have lost of pleasure, assuage what I find of pain.
Lyste
If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of potential - - For the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible. Pleasure disappoints; possibility never.
S? ren Kierkegaard
I adore simple pleasures. They are the last refuge of the complex.
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray, 1891
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
Instead of solid accomplishments, the man pursues pleasures and self - Gratification. He will never achieve anything so long as he is surrounded by dissipating temptations.
I Ching
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
Where your pleasure is, there is your treasure where your treasure, there your heart where your heart, there your happiness.
Saint Augustine
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
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
It never pays to deal with the flyweights of the world. They take far too much pleasure in thwarting you at every turn.
Sue Grafton
Arthur Schopenhauer Only he is successful in his business who makes that pursuit which affords him the highest pleasure sustain him.
Henry David Thoreau
Petty fears and petty pleasures are but the shadow of reality.
Henry David Thoreau, Walden
Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future one.
Seneca
Even pleasure itself is a toil.
Manilius
All pleasures contain an element of sadness.
Jonathan Eibeschutz
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
Sometimes it is harder to deprive oneself of a pain than of a pleasure.
F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tender is the Night
The man whose only pleasure in life is making money, weighs less on the moral scale than an angleworm.
Josh Billings
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
Sinful and forbidden pleasures are like poisoned bread; they may satisfy appetite for the moment, but there is death in them at the end.
Tyron Edwards
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
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Samuel Johnson
One half of the world can not understand the pleasures of the other.
Jane Austen
Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.
Aristotle
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
Mistake not. Those pleasures are not pleasures that trouble the quiet and tranquillity of thy life.
Jeremy Taylo
In the lexicon of the political class, the word sacrifice means that the citizens are supposed to mail even more of their income to Washington so that the political class will not have to sacrifice the pleasure of spending it.
George Will, Newsweek, 2/22/93
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
I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with a lot of pleasure.
Clarence Darrow, Medley
Sex: the pleasure is momentary, the position ridiculous, and the expense damnable.
Lord Chesterfield