Pleasure Quotes

Fame and power are the objects of all men. Even their partial fruition is gained by very few; and that, too, at the expense of social pleasure, health, conscience, life.

Benjamin Disraeli

The greatest and noblest pleasure which we have in this world is to discover new truths, and the next is to shake off old prejudices.

Frederick The Great

If I was more complacent and I let things slide, my life would be easier, but you all wouldn't be as entertained. My misery is your pleasure.

Kanye West

Sex is more than an act of pleasure, its' the ability to be able to feel so close to a person, so connected, so comfortable that it's almost breathtaking to the point you feel you canĂ­t take it. And at this moment you're a part of them.


Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without


The rule of my life is to make business a pleasure, and pleasure my business.

Aaron Burr

A Californian who I had recently the pleasure of meeting observed that if the philosophers had lived among your mountains, their systems would have been different from what they are. Certainly very different from what those systems are which the European genteel tradition has handed down since Socrates; for these systems are egotistical; directly or indirectly they are anthropocentric, and inspired by the conceited notion the man, or human reason, or the human distinction between good and evil, is the center and pivot of the universe. That is what the mountains and the woods should make you at last ashamed to assert.

George Santayana

The function of intellect is to provide a means of modifying our reactions to the circumstances of life, so that we may secure pleasure, the symptom of welfare.

Edward Thorndike

Novelty is the great parent of pleasure

Robert South

No verse can give pleasure for long, nor last, that is written by drinkers of water.


Pleasure is continually disappointed, reduced, deflated, in favor of strong, noble values: Truth, Death, Progress, Struggle, Joy, etc. Its victorious rival is Desire: we are always being told about Desire, never about Pleasure.

Roland Barthes

Pleasure is none, if not diversified.

John Donne

The greatest pleasure I know is to do a good action by stealth, and to have it found out by accident

Charles Lamb

Pleasure must succeed to pleasure, else past pleasure turns to pain

Robert Browning

Business is always interfering with pleasure - but it makes other pleasures possible

William Feather
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