Pleasure Quotes

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

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 every one takes a salutary pleasure in proving their falseness.

Charles Darwin

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

Aphra Behn

There is no fundamental difference between man and the higher animals in their mental faculties... The lower animals, like man, manifestly feel pleasure and pain, happiness, and misery.

Charles Darwin

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.


Revenge is the abject pleasure of an abject mind.

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