Pleasure Quotes

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

Krishna is a name of the Supreme. It means "all- attractive." Anything that might attract you has its source in the Supreme. Therefore the Supreme is also known as Rama (rhymes with "drama"). "Rama" means "the highest eternal pleasure.

Unknown

Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it.

Soren Kierkegaard

The essence of pleasure is spontaneity.

Germaine Greer

All natural goods perish. Riches take wings; fame is a breath; love is a cheat; youth and health and pleasure vanish.

William James

Grief walks upon the heels of pleasure; married in haste, we repent at leisure.

William Congreve

... the use of our intelligence quite properly gives us pleasure. In this respect the brain is like a muscle. When we think well, we feel good. Understanding is a kind of ecstasy.

Dr. Carl Sagan

The pleasure of criticizing robs us of the pleasure of being moved by some very fine things

Jean de la Bruyere

The career of a writer is comparable to that of a woman of easy virtue. You write first for pleasure, later for the pleasure of others and finally for money.

Marcel Achard

The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain.

Aristotle

Sex: the pleasure is momentary, the position ridiculous, and the expense damnable.

Lord Chesterfield

No man can be brave who thinks pain the greatest evil; nor temperate, who considers pleasure the highest god.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)

It is not sex that gives the pleasure, but the lover.

Marge Piercy

All fits of pleasure are balanced by an equal degree of pain or languor; it is like spending this year part of the next year's revenues

Jonathan Swift

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

All pleasure in the world is a passing dream.

Francesco Petrarch

Pleasure is very seldom found where it is sought. Our brightest blazes are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks.

Samuel Johnson

Pleasure is sweeter as recreation than as a business.

Raymond Hitchcock

Pleasure itself is not a vice

Samuel Johnson

No pleasure endures unseasoned by variety

Publilius Syrus
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