Some persons make promises for the pleasure of breaking them.
Everything that is new or uncommon raises a pleasure in the imagination, because it fills the soul with an agreeable surprise, gratifies its curiosity, and gives it an idea of which it was not before possessed.
To kill a relative of whom you are tired is something. But to inherit his property afterwards, that is genuine pleasure.
A good deed is never lost. He who sows courtesy, reaps friendship; he who plants kindness, gathers love; pleasure bestowed on a grateful mind was never sterile, but generally gratitude begets reward.
I realized that my life was to be one of simple, childlike faith, and that my part was to trust, not to do. I was to trust in Him and He would work in me to do His good pleasure. From that time my life was different.
People seem to enjoy things more when they know a lot of other people have been left out of the pleasure.
There is no sweeter pleasure than to surprise a man by giving him more than he hopes for.
Love ceases to be a pleasure when it ceases to be a secret.
The vine bears three kinds of grapes: the first of pleasure, the second of intoxication, the third of disgust.
Curiosity is a gift, a capacity of pleasure in knowing, which if you destroy, you make yourself cold and dull.
Remember that life is neither pain nor pleasure; it is serious business, to be entered upon with courage and in a spirit of self-sacrifice.
It is not known precisely where angels dwell - whether in the air, the void, or the planets. It has not been God's pleasure that we should be informed of their abode.
An agreeable opinion is accepted as true: this is the proof by pleasure (or, as the church says, the proof by strength), that all religions are so proud of, whereas they ought to be ashamed
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.
Pleasure is often spoiled by describing it.
Pleasure of love lasts but a moment, pain of love lasts a lifetime.
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.
It is illegal in England to state in print that a wife can and should derive sexual pleasure from intercourse
But mortal bliss will never come sincere; Pleasure may lead, but grief blow brings up the rear
Praise never gives us much pleasure unless it concur with our own opinion, and extol us for those qualities in which we chiefly excel.
The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain.
Little, vicious minds abound with anger and revenge, and are incapable of feeling the pleasure of forgiving their enemies.
Work is not man's punishment. It is his reward and his strength and his pleasure.
Work is the meat of life, pleasure the dessert
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.