Pleasure Quotes

The essence of pleasure is spontaneity.

Germaine Greer

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

Soren Kierkegaard

Pleasure's couch is virtue's grave.

Augustine J Duganne

Men may scoff, and men may pray, but they pay every pleasure with a pain.

William Henley

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

Jean de Boufflers

In everything satiety closely follows the greatest pleasures.


Why not seize the pleasure at once, how often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparations.

Jane Austen

Perhaps all pleasure is only relief.

William Burroughs

Pleasure is the greatest incentive to evil.


Pleasure is the bait of sin


The greatest pleasure of life is love.


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


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


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

Jeremy Bentham

Variety is the soul of pleasure.

Aphra Behn

No pleasure endures unseasoned by variety

Publilius Syrus

Pleasure itself is not a vice

Samuel Johnson

The most delightful pleasures cloy without variety

Publilius Syrus

Pleasure is sweeter as recreation than as a business.

Raymond Hitchcock

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

Samuel Johnson

All pleasure in the world is a passing dream.

Francesco Petrarch

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

No man is a hypocrite in his pleasures


Better be alone than in bad company

Thomas Fuller

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Updated On : October 29, 2013
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