Pleasure Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Pleasure

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Take from the philosopher the pleasure of being heard and his desire for knowledge ceases.
~By Jean Jacques Rousseau ~


Do not bite at the bait of pleasure, till you know there is no hook beneath it.
~By Thomas Jefferson ~


After having won a scepter, few are so generous as to disdain the pleasures of ruling.
~By Pierre Corneille ~


The vine bears three kinds of grapes: the first of pleasure, the second of intoxication, the third of disgust.
~By Diogenes ~


All earthly delights are sweeter in expectation than in enjoyment; but all spiritual pleasures more in fruition than in expectation.
~By Francois Fenelon ~


If I displayed this cup, I might look at it once or twice a week. By using it, I get pleasure from it continually.
~By Lila Acheson Wallace ~


I also derive a great deal of pleasure from horses and dogs... the ocean... and love.
~By William Shatner ~


I believe scientists have a duty to share the excitement and pleasure of their work with the general public, and I enjoy the challenge of presenting difficult ideas in an understandable way.
~By Antony Hewish ~


Painting is a source of endless pleasure, but also of great anguish.
~By Balthus ~


I get a fine warm feeling when I'm doing well, but that pleasure is pretty much negated by the pain of getting started each day. Let's face it, writing is hell.
~By William Styron ~


A babe in the house is a well-spring of pleasure, a messenger of peace and love, a resting place for innocence on earth, a link between angels and men.
~By Martin Farquhar Tupper ~


I used to own a dingy and can still sail one if pushed, but I like the pleasure boats.
~By John Dyer ~


Ice T was just a pleasure to work with. He was a smart gentleman.
~By Judd Nelson ~


Business is always interfering with pleasure - but it makes other pleasures possible.
~By William Feather ~


Our works and our play. All our pleasures experienced as the pleasure of love. What could be better that? To feel in one's work the tender and flushed substance of one's dearest concern.
~By Mary Richards ~


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.
~By Elias Canetti ~


Most things in life are moments of pleasure and a lifetime of embarrassment; photography is a moment of embarrassment and a lifetime of pleasure.
~By Tony Benn ~


Ever since I began to compose, I have remained true to my starting principle: not to write a page because no matter what public, or what pretty girl wanted it to be thus or thus; but to write solely as I myself thought best, and as it gave me pleasure.
~By Felix Mendelssohn ~


But what is drama? Broadly speaking, it is whatever by imitative action rouses interest or gives pleasure.
~By George P. Baker ~


Abstainer: a weak person who yields to the temptation of denying himself a pleasure.
~By Ambrose Bierce ~


If pleasure was not followed by pain, who would forbear it?
~By Samuel Johnson ~


I knew I was going from the flock of Christ and had no resolution to return, hence serious reflections were uneasy to me, and youthful vanities and diversions were my greatest pleasure.
~By John Woolman ~


My dreams were all my own; I accounted for them to nobody; they were my refuge when annoyed - my dearest pleasure when free.
~By Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley ~


A man of pleasure is a man of pains.
~By Edward Young ~


I have worked in a very close and cordial way with Norwegian representatives at many international meetings, and the pleasure I felt at those associations was equaled only by the profit I always secured from them.
~By Lester B. Pearson ~


The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
~By Walter Bagehot ~


The gods look in pleasure on penitent sinners.
~By Theodor Adorno ~


Pleasures flit by - they are only for yourself; work leaves a mark of long-lasting joy, work is for others.
~By Dmitri Mendeleev ~


For God's sake, if you sin, take pleasure in it, and do it for the pleasure.
~By Gerald Gould ~


Had we not faults of our own, we should take less pleasure in complaining of others.
~By Francois Fenelon ~


Poor is the man whose pleasures depend on the permission of another.
~By Madonna Ciccone ~


The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain.
~By Aristotle ~


This sense of power is the highest and best of pleasures when the belief on which it is founded is a true belief, and has been fairly earned by investigation.
~By William Kingdon Clifford ~


Pleasure is a shadow, wealth is vanity, and power a pageant; but knowledge is ecstatic in enjoyment, perennial in frame, unlimited in space and indefinite in duration.
~By DeWitt Clinton ~


It distresses me that parents insist that their children read or make them read. The best way for children to treasure reading is to see the adults in their lives reading for their own pleasure.
~By Kate DiCamillo ~


I give so much pleasure to so many people. Why can I not get some pleasure for myself?
~By John Belushi ~


This self-love is the instrument of our preservation; it resembles the provision for the perpetuity of mankind: it is necessary, it is dear to us, it gives us pleasure, and we must conceal it.
~By Voltaire ~


Pleasure that isn't paid for is as insipid as everything else that's free.
~By Anita Loos ~


There are not a few among the disciples of charity who require, in their vocation, scarcely less excitement than the votaries of pleasure in theirs.
~By Charles Dickens ~


Wisely used history can give pleasure and provide us with a useful tool; but we should not become its slaves.
~By Douglas Hurd ~


When a man says he had pleasure with a woman he does not mean conversation.
~By Samuel Johnson ~


I am sure that no man can derive more pleasure from money or power than I do from seeing a pair of basketball goals in some out of the way place.
~By James Naismith ~


Insensibility, of all kinds, and on all occasions, most moves my imperial displeasure.
~By Frances Burney ~


I know that two and two make four - and should be glad to prove it too if I could - though I must say if by any sort of process I could convert 2 and 2 into five it would give me much greater pleasure.
~By Lord Byron ~


Such truth, as opposeth no man's profit, nor pleasure, is to all men welcome.
~By Thomas Hobbes ~


Half the pleasure of solitude comes from having with us some friend to whom we can say how sweet solitude is.
~By William Jay ~


The puritan hated bear baiting, not because it gave pain to the bear, but because it gave pleasure to the spectators.
~By Thomas B. Macaulay ~


Eroticism has its own moral justification because it says that pleasure is enough for me; it is a statement of the individual's sovereignty.
~By Mario Vargas Llosa ~


The eruption of lived pleasure is such that in losing myself I find myself; forgetting that I exist, I realize myself.
~By Raoul Vaneigem ~


There is no Pleasure like that of receiving Praise from the Praiseworthy.
~By Richard Steele ~


He that raises a large family does, indeed, while he lives to observe them, stand a broader mark for sorrow; but then he stands a broader mark for pleasure too.
~By Benjamin Franklin ~


I hope that posterity will judge me kindly, not only as to the things which I have explained, but also to those which I have intentionally omitted so as to leave to others the pleasure of discovery.
~By Rene Descartes ~


The end is the beginning of all things, Suppressed and hidden, Awaiting to be released through the rhythm Of pain and pleasure.
~By Jiddu Krishnamurti ~


Amour is the one human activity of any importance in which laughter and pleasure preponderate, if ever so slightly, over misery and pain.
~By Aldous Huxley ~


Reporters thrive on the world's misfortune. For this reason they often take an indecent pleasure in events that dismay the rest of humanity.
~By Russell Baker ~


The value and rank of every art is in proportion to the mental labor employed in it, or the mental pleasure in producing it.
~By Joshua Reynolds ~


Beauty and brains, pleasure and usability - they should go hand in hand.
~By Donald Norman ~


This was the first day of our beginning to take up plants: we had much pleasure in collecting them for the natives offered their assistance and perfectly understood the method of taking them up and pruning them.
~By William Bligh ~


They eat the dainty food of famous chefs with the same pleasure with which they devour gross peasant dishes, mostly composed of garlic and tomatoes, or fisherman's octopus and shrimps, fried in heavily scented olive oil on a little deserted beach.
~By Luigi Barzini ~


Pain and pleasure, like light and darkness, succeed each other.
~By Laurence Sterne ~


I took pleasure when I could. I acted clearly and morally and without regret. I'm very lucky.
~By Jeanne Calment ~


Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity.
~By Voltaire ~


What leads to unhappiness, is making pleasure the chief aim.
~By William Shenstone ~


Certainly it is wrong to be cruel to animals and the destruction of a whole species can be a great evil. The capacity for feelings of pleasure and pain and for the form of life of which animals are capable clearly impose duties of compassion and humanity in their case.
~By John Rawls ~


If one wants another only for some self-satisfaction, usually in the form of sensual pleasure, that wrong desire takes the form of lust rather than love.
~By Mortimer Adler ~


Perhaps all pleasure is only relief.
~By William S. Burroughs ~


Worldly pleasures, such as flow from greatness, riches, honours, and sensual gratifications, are infinitely worse than none.
~By David Brainerd ~


I'm acting for the pleasure of it.
~By David Morse ~


To kill a relative of whom you are tired is something. But to inherit his property afterwards, that is genuine pleasure.
~By Honore de Balzac ~


I distrust Great Men. They produce a desert of uniformity around them and often a pool of blood too, and I always feel a little man's pleasure when they come a cropper.
~By E. M. Forster ~


Pride is pleasure arising from a man's thinking too highly of himself.
~By Baruch Spinoza ~


There are a lot of people with a lot of money, and I'm amazed they don't understand what a great pleasure it can be to give.
~By Robert Mondavi ~


Do you know the only thing that gives me pleasure? It's to see my dividends coming in.
~By John D. Rockefeller ~


Having cakes as a business certainly changes things for me - I don't now sit at home doing a cake for the fun of it anymore. But it's an extremely happy and pleasureable business to run because people are generally buying cakes for celebrations.
~By Jane Asher ~


Man associates ideas not according to logic or verifiable exactitude, but according to his pleasure and interests. It is for this reason that most truths are nothing but prejudices.
~By Remy de Gourmont ~


It is not sex that gives the pleasure, but the lover.
~By Marge Piercy ~


The knowledge and understanding of the world which science gives us and the magnificent opportunity which it extends to us to control and use the world for the extension of our pleasure in it has never been greater than it now is.
~By Polykarp Kusch ~


What is exhilarating in bad taste is the aristocratic pleasure of giving offense.
~By Charles Baudelaire ~


Tragedy delights by affording a shadow of the pleasure which exists in pain.
~By Percy Bysshe Shelley ~


Men value things in three ways: as useful, as pleasant or sources of pleasure, and as excellent, or as intrinsically admirable or honorable.
~By Mortimer Adler ~


Many a man thinks he is buying pleasure, when he is really selling himself to it.
~By Benjamin Franklin ~


The very gradual reductions in my weight which I am able to show, may be interesting to many, and I have great pleasure in stating them, believing that they serve to demonstrate further the merit of the system pursued.
~By William Banting ~


Surely a King who loves pleasure is less dangerous than one who loves glory?
~By Nancy Mitford ~


Incredulity robs us of many pleasures, and gives us nothing in return.
~By James Russell Lowell ~


When I eat with my friends, it is a moment of real pleasure, when I really enjoy my life.
~By Monica Bellucci ~


He invented this idea of telling the life story of a great writer through becoming his characters and becoming him. It was such a pleasure and I thought we must find another writer.
~By Simon Callow ~


It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures, but the foolish to be a slave to them.
~By Epictetus ~


The husband - by primitive instinct partly, certainly by ancient tradition - regards himself as the active partner in matters of love and his own pleasure as legitimately the prime motive for activity.
~By Havelock Ellis ~


The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too.
~By Samuel Butler ~


My kitchen linoleum is so black and shiny that I waltz while I wait for the kettle to boil. This pleasure is for the old who live alone.
~By Florida Scott-Maxwell ~


Pleasure is nothing else but the intermission of pain.
~By John Selden ~


If people could understand how much pleasure they could have by themselves, I think everyone would be a lot saner. I think that people really need a dose of quality time with one's self.
~By Lydia Lunch ~


The career of a writer is comparable to that of a woman of easy virtue. You write first for pleasure, later for the pleasure of others and finally for money.
~By Marcel Achard ~


Luxury is an enticing pleasure, a bastard mirth, which hath honey in her mouth, gall in her heart, and a sting in her tail.
~By Francis Quarles ~


I just think it's fun to remind people that good television has exited and it can exist again and just to give them pleasure and enjoy it and make them laugh.
~By Jenna Elfman ~


Too oft is transient pleasure the source of long woes.
~By Christoph Martin Wieland ~


It's a great pleasure having survived six generations of TV critics.
~By Geraldo Rivera ~


To torture a man you have to know his pleasures.
~By Stanislaw Lem ~


Tomorrow is a thief of pleasure.
~By Rex Harrison ~


As far as pleasures, you've got to have limits. You shouldn't have too much of good things, so you'll always have a desire for more and you won't get bored.
~By Compay Segundo ~

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June 25 ,2022
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