Pleasure Quotes

In diving to the bottom of pleasure we bring up more gravel than pearls.

Honore de Balzac

If we had no faults of our own, we would not take so much pleasure in noticing those of others.

Fran┴ois de la Rochefoucauld

Happiness is not pleasure, it is victory.

Zig Ziglar

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

Voltaire

Throw moderation to the winds, and the greatest pleasures bring the greatest pains

Democritus

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

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

Mary Worley Montagu

Business is always interfering with pleasure - but it makes other pleasures possible

William Feather

Pleasure must succeed to pleasure, else past pleasure turns to pain

Robert Browning

The greatest pleasure I know is to do a good action by stealth, and to have it found out by accident

Charles Lamb

Pleasure is none, if not diversified.

John Donne

No verse can give pleasure for long, nor last, that is written by drinkers of water.

Horace

Novelty is the great parent of pleasure

Robert South

The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure.

Dale Breckenridge Carnegie

The rule of my life is to make business a pleasure and pleasure my business.

Aaron Burr, Jr.

People seem to enjoy things more when they know a lot of other people have been left out of the pleasure.

Russell Baker

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

Aphra Behn

Never hope to conceal any shameful thing which you have done; for even if you do conceal it from others, your own heart will know. Pursue the enjoyments which are of good repute; for pleasure attended by honor is the best thing in the world, but pleasure without honor is the worst.

Isocrates

One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.

Jane Austen

Recommended prayers cannot attain the pleasures of God for you when obligatory prayers are left unattended.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

What a difference is there between a deed whose pleasure passes away leaving behind it the pangs of pain and punishment and the deed whose oppressive harshness comes to an end leaving behind Divine rewards !

Ali bin Abu-Talib

I am an inveterate homemaker, it is at once my pleasure, my recreation, and my handicap. Were I a man, my books would have been written in leisure, protected by a wife and a secretary and various household officials. As it is, being a woman, my work has had to be done between bouts of homemaking.

Pearl Sydenstricker Buck

Even though its dark sometimes or its scary for the people involved, ultimately I always make sure theyre exhilarated by it. Its genuinely a real pleasure to take people to that place.

Derren Victor Brown

The balls, the chutzpah, the gall, nerve and impudence of the successful lie that is huge enough never to be questioned is always a source of immense professional pleasure amongst magicians with any sense of the theatrical.

Derren Victor Brown

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Updated On : October 29, 2013
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