Judges of elegance and taste consider themselves as benefactors to the human race, whilst they are really only the interrupters of their pleasure ... There is no taste which deserves the epithet good, unless it be the taste for such employments which, to the pleasure actually produced by them, conjoin some contingent or future utility: there is no taste which deserves to be characterized as bad, unless it be a taste for some occupation which has mischievous tendency.Jeremy Bentham
To what shall the character of utility be ascribed, if not to that which is a source of pleasure?Jeremy Bentham
Im king of the deadand I make my throne On a monument slab of marble cold; And my scepter of rule is the spade I hold: Come they from cottage or come they from hall, Mankind are my subjects, all, all, all! Let them loiter in pleasure or toilfully spin I gather them in, I gather them in!Park Benjamin, Sr.
It was getting the results that made science worth doing; the accolades were a thin, secondary pleasure.Gregory Benford
Education is not sermonizing to children against their instincts and pleasures, but providing a natural continuity between what they feel and what they can and should be.Allan David Bloom
Emotions in this game run deep so before these haters kill me in my sleep Id like to say, its been a pleasure.Drake
Every age has its pleasures, its style of wit, and its own ways.Nicolas Boileau-Despraux
But pleasures are like poppies spread You seize the flow'r, its bloom is shed; Or like the snow falls in the river A moment whitethen melts forever.Robert Burns