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.

Cicero

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.

Plato

The greatest pleasure of life is love.

Euripides

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

Voltaire

Visits always give pleasure - if not the arrival, the departure

Portuguese Proverb

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

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 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

Unknown

Better be alone than in bad company

Thomas Fuller

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Updated On : October 29, 2013
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