For let me tell you, that the more the pleasures of the body fade away, the greater to me is the pleasure and charm of conversation
It gives me great pleasure indeed to see the stubbornness of an incorrigible nonconformist warmly acclaimed
Life affords no higher pleasure than that of surmounting difficulties, passing from one step of success to another, forming new wishes and seeing them gratified.
Some mathematician has said pleasure lies not in discovering truth, but in seeking it.
With the catching ends the pleasure of the chase
Pleasure is the bait of sin
An inordinate passion for pleasure is the secret of remaining young
Most things in life are moments of pleasure and a lifetime of embarrassment; photography is a moment of embarrassment and a lifetime of pleasure.
The essence of pleasure is spontaneity
Visits always give pleasure - if not the arrival, the departure
Nature has placed mankind under the government of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure - they govern us in all we do, in all we say, in all we think: every effort we can make to throw off our subjection, will serve but to demonstrate and confirm
No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting.
Variety is the soul of pleasure.
No pleasure endures unseasoned by variety
Pleasure itself is not a vice
Pleasure is sweeter as recreation than as a business.
Pleasure is very seldom found where it is sought. Our brightest blazes are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks.
All pleasure in the world is a passing dream.
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.
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
Sex: the pleasure is momentary, the position ridiculous, and the expense damnable.
Sex is unclean, not because of the pleasure, but because of the suffering it brings
Sex is more than an act of pleasure, its' the ability to be able to feel so close to a person, so connected, so comfortable that it's almost breathtaking to the point you feel you canít take it. And at this moment you're a part of them.
No society has been able to abolish human sadness, no political system can deliver us from the pain of living, from our fear of death, our thirst for the absolute. It is the human condition that directs the social condition, not vice versa.
A feeling of sadness and longing, That is not akin to pain, And resembles sorrow only As the mist resembles the rain.