Pleasure Quotes

Illusions commend themselves to us because they save us pain and allow us to enjoy pleasure instead. We must therefore accept it without complain when they sometimes collide with a bit of reality against which they are dashed to pieces.

Sigmund Freud

Thought is the labor of the intellect, reverie is its pleasure.

Victor Hugo

I can think of nothing less pleasurable than a life devoted to pleasure.

John D. Rockefeller

Cinema is an old whore, like circus and variety, who knows how to give many kinds of pleasure. Besides, you can't teach old fleas new dogs.

Federico Fellini

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; and when this is done, one path toward errors is closed and the road to truth is often at the same time opened.

Charles Darwin

Novelty is the great parent of pleasure.

Robert South

But that your royal pleasure must be done, This act is as an ancient tale new told, And in the last repeating troublesome, Being urged at a time unreasonable.

William Shakespeare

Eating is not merely a material pleasure. Eating well gives a spectacular joy to life and contributes immensely to goodwill and happy companionship. It is of great importance to the morale.

Elsa Schiaparelli

There are minds so impatient of inferiority, that their gratitude is a species of revenge, and they return benefits, not because recompense is a pleasure, but because obligation is a pain.

Samuel Johnson

It is vain to find fault with those arts of deceiving, wherein men find pleasure to be deceived.

John Locke

Intellectual ‘work’ is misnamed; it is a pleasure, a dissipation, and is its own highest reward.

Mark Twain

Love ceases to be a pleasure, when it ceases to be a secret.

Aphra Behn

Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The gains of the wicked bring short-lived pleasure, but afterwards long-continued grief.

Antiphanes of Macedonia

Architecture is the art which so disposes and adorns the edifices raised by man, that the sight of them may contribute to his mental health, power, and pleasure.

John Ruskin

Music is the only sensual pleasure without vice

Samuel Johnson

Man is so muddled, so dependent on the things immediately before his eyes, that every day even the most submissive believer can be seen to risk the torments of the afterlife for the smallest pleasure.

Joseph de Maistre

The recipe for beauty is to have less illusion and more Soul, to retreat from the belief of pain or pleasure in the body into the unchanging calm and glorious freedom of spiritual harmony.

Mary Baker Eddy

I refuse to spend my life worrying about what I eat. There is no pleasure worth forgoing just for an extra three years in the geriatric ward

John Mortimer

Burdens are the foundations of ease and bitter things the forerunners of pleasure

Mevlana Rumi

In sweet water there is a pleasure ungrudged by anyone.

Ovid

Revenge is the abject pleasure of an abject mind.

Juvenal

Pleasure can be supported by an illusion; but happiness rests upon truth.

Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De

Indeed, the highest pleasure of golf may be that on the fairways and far from all the pressures of commerce and rationality, we can feel immortal for a few hours

Colman McCarthy
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