Pleasure Quotes

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

William Henley

Simple pleasures are always the last refuge of the complex

Oscar Wilde

Pleasure is the bait of sin.

Plato

The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.

Leonardo da Vinci

There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge.

Bertrand Russell

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

Jane Austen

Love is born with the pleasure of looking at each other, it is fed with the necessity of seeing each other, it is concluded with the impossibility of separation.

Unknown

Illusion is the first of all pleasures.

Oscar Wilde

Joy is never in our power and pleasure often is

C.S. Lewis

Pleasure is the greatest incentive to evil.

Plato

The greatest pleasure of life is love.

Euripides

Do not bite at the bait of pleasure, till you know there is no hook beneath it.

Thomas Jefferson

The average man does not get pleasure out of an idea because he thinks it is true; he thinks it is true because he gets pleasure out of it.

H L Mencken

Simple pleasures are always the last refuge of the complex

Oscar Wilde

The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.

Leonardo da Vinci

Pleasure is often spoiled by describing it.

Stendhal

Pleasure of love lasts but a moment, pain of love lasts a lifetime.

Unknown

I sometimes wonder whether all pleasures are not substitutes for joy.

C.S. Lewis

The essence of pleasure is spontaneity

Germaine Greer

The greatest pleasure when I started making money was not buying cars or yachts but finding myself able to have as many freshly typed drafts as possible.

Gore Vidal

The arts are not just instantaneous pleasure - if you don't like it, the artist is wrong. I belong to the generation which says if you don't like it, you don't understand and you ought to find out.

Ethel Barrymore

To refrain from unlawful and impious source of pleasures is an ornament to the poor and to be thankful for the riches granted is the adornment of wealth.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

Three things take the slave to God's pleasure: 1) Increase in seeking forgiveness 2) Gentleness 3) Increased charity giving

Muhammad ibn Al_al Taqi

Happiness, whether consisting in pleasure or virtue, or both, is more often found with those who are highly cultivated in their minds and in their character, and have only a moderate share of external goods, than among those who possess external goods to a useless extent but are deficient in higher qualities.

Aristotle

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Updated On : October 29, 2013
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