Pleasure Quotes

Why not seize the pleasure at once, how often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparations.

Jane Austen

There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge.

Bertrand Russell

The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.

Leonardo da Vinci

Pleasure is the bait of sin.


Men may scoff, and men may pray, but they pay every pleasure with a pain.

William Henley

Curiosity is only vanity. Most frequently we wish not to know, but to talk. We would not take a sea voyage for the sole pleasure of seeing without hope of ever telling.

Blaise Pascal

If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of the potential, for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible. Pleasure disappoints, possibility never.

Soren Kierkegaard

The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure but from hope to hope.

Samuel Johnson

But mortal bliss will never come sincere; Pleasure may lead, but grief blow brings up the rear

Greek proverb

Man could not live if he were entirely impervious to sadness. Many sorrows can be endured only by being embraced, and the pleasure taken in them naturally has a somewhat melancholy character.

Emile Durkheim

Sex is unclean, not because of the pleasure, but because of the suffering it brings

Theodore Roeszak

It is illegal in England to state in print that a wife can and should derive sexual pleasure from intercourse

Bertrand Russell

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

Thomas Jefferson

The greatest pleasure of life is love.


Pleasure is the greatest incentive to evil.


Joy is never in our power and pleasure often is

C.S. Lewis

Love is born with the pleasure of looking at each other, it is fed with the necessity of seeing each other, it is concluded with the impossibility of separation.


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.

De Witt Clinton

When work, commitment, and pleasure all become one and you reach that deep well where passion lives, nothing is impossible.


The greatest pleasure when I started making money was not buying cars or yachts but finding myself able to have as many freshly typed drafts as possible.

Gore Vidal

The essence of pleasure is spontaneity

Germaine Greer

Pleasure of love lasts but a moment, pain of love lasts a lifetime.


Pleasure is often spoiled by describing it.


The average man does not get pleasure out of an idea because he thinks it is true; he thinks it is true because he gets pleasure out of it.

H L Mencken
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