Pleasure Quotes

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

It seems distinctly an understatement to hold that each all-day visitor to the forest derives as much pleasure form it as he would derive from a 2-hour motion-picture show. I have estimated that in the United States approximately 250 million man-days a year are devoted to forest recreation. If the admission price to a movie averages 25 cents, this gives the annual American forest recreation a value of $62,500,000. This is the minimum that people probably would pay for the privilege of using the forest if the price were asked. The incidental fact that people have to pay for admission to the movies and do not usually have to pay for admission to the forests does not mean that the outdoor recreation is any less valuable.

Bob Marshall

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.

Horace

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

No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting.

Mary Worley Montagu

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

Frederick The Great

Pleasure is the object, duty and the goal of all rational creatures.

Voltaire

Pleasure is the flower that passes; remembrance, the lasting perfume.

Jean de Boufflers

Work is the meat of life, pleasure the dessert

B. C. Forbes

Work is not man's punishment. It is his reward and his strength and his pleasure.

George Sand

The future belongs to those who are virile, to whom it is a pleasure to live, to create, to whet their intelligence on that of the others

Henri Deterding

Sensual pleasure passes and vanishes in the twinkling of an eye, but the friendship between us, the mutual confidence, the delights of the heart, the enchantment of the soul, these things do not perish and can never be destroyed. I shall love you until I die.

Voltaire

Jealousy in romance is like salt in food. A little can enhance the savor, but too much can spoil the pleasure and, under certain circumstances, can be life-threatening.

Maya Angelou

Liberty is to the collective body, what health is to every individual body. Without health no pleasure can be tasted by man; without liberty, no happiness can be enjoyed by society.

Thomas Jefferson

Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.

Aristotle

Revenge, we find, the abject pleasure of an abject mind.

Juvenal

Little, vicious minds abound with anger and revenge, and are incapable of feeling the pleasure of forgiving their enemies.

Earl of Chesterfield

My dreams were all my own; I accounted for them to nobody; they were my refuge when annoyed - my dearest pleasure when free.

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

I desire neither victory nor pleasure nor kingdom, O Krishna. What is the use of the kingdom, or enjoyment, or even life?

Bhagavad Gita
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