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Pleasing Quotes

These Motivational Quotes about Pleasing are dedicated to your career and personal success in life.

If I try to be like him, who will be like me?
- Yiddish proverb

Related topics: Values Favorite-Quotes Choice Honor Self Pleaser True Become Becoming Growing-Up

We require from buildings two kinds of goodness:
first,
the doing their practical duty well:
then that they be graceful and pleasing in doing it.
- John Ruskin

On the last day of our five-day work week,
we did two performances and we had an audience.
It was similar to theatre; we went from beginning to end,
and it was very pleasing.
- Jean Stapleton

There is no pleasing New Englanders,
my dear,
their soil is all rocks and their hearts are bloodless absolutes.
- John Updike

 

Instinct taught me 20 years ago to pace a song or a concert performance.
That translates into pacing a story,
pleasing a reading audience.
- Jimmy Buffett

Identifying and overcoming natural fear is one of the
pleasing struggles intrinsic to climbing.
- Alex Lowe

The hours we pass with happy prospects in view are
more pleasing than those crowded with fruition.
- Oliver Goldsmith


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Sweet is the scene where genial friendship plays the
pleasing game of interchanging praise.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Perhaps even these things, one day, will be pleasing to remember.
- Virgil

The art of pleasing is the art of deception.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

Those who have virtue always in their mouths,
and neglect it in practice, are like a harp,
which emits a sound pleasing to others,
while itself is insensible of the music.
- Diogenes

Any writer overwhelmingly honest about pleasing himself
is almost sure to please others.
- Marianne Moore

My fake Japanese was smooth enough to earn me the title
of 'The Emperor of Pleasing Graciousness' in that country.
- Wolfman Jack

I will always come with something that's aesthetically pleasing.
- Justin Timberlake

And when I stopped doing that and started thinking
about what feels natural and what feels right to me
and started pleasing myself,
then it became good.
- Terrence Howard

The sky is the part of creation in which nature has
done for the sake of pleasing man.
- John Ruskin

There are few things more pleasing than the contemplation
of order and useful arrangement.
- Arthur Phillip

To be exempt from the Passions with which others are tormented,
is the only pleasing Solitude.
- Richard Steele

I am invariably late for appointments -
sometimes as much as two hours.
I've tried to change my ways but the things that make me late are too strong,
and too pleasing.
- Marilyn Monroe

The idea that one might derive satisfaction from his or her successful work,
because that work is ingenious, beautiful,
or just pleasing, has become ridiculed.
- Niklaus Wirth

Love-quarrels oft in pleasing concord end.
- John Milton

If the secret of being a bore is to tell all,
the secret of pleasing is to say just enough to be -
not understood,
but divined.
- Remy de Gourmont

Always try to do something for the other fellow and
you will be agreeably surprised how things come your way -
how many pleasing things are done for you.
- Claude M. Bristol

To all, to each, a fair good-night, and pleasing dreams,
and slumbers light.
- Walter Scott

The care of the Earth is our most ancient and most worthy,
and after all our most pleasing responsibility.
To cherish what remains of it and to foster its renewal is our only hope.
- Wendell Berry

There just isn't any pleasing some people.
The trick is to stop trying.
- Robert Mitchum

Part of life is to live it, and enjoy it,
and seize the moments that you find particularly pleasing.
- Robert M. Parker, Jr.

Had he learned to draw, M. Renoir would have made a
very pleasing canvas out of his 'Boating Party'.
- Albert Wolff

Some people lose all respect for the lion unless he devours them instantly.
There is no pleasing some people.
- Will Cuppy

The art of pleasing consists in being pleased.
- William Hazlitt

It is commonly supposed that the art of pleasing is
a wonderful aid in the pursuit of fortune;
but the art of being bored is infinitely more successful.
- Nicolas de Chamfort

It may easily come to pass that a vain man may become
proud and imagine himself pleasing to all when he is
in reality a universal nuisance.
- Baruch Spinoza

From a very early period of my life I have derived
the highest enjoyment from listening to music,
especially to melody, which is to me the most pleasing form of composition.
- James Nasmyth

Well, because I have twin seven-year-old boys,
I enjoy the gift giving stuff a great deal.
We do both Hanukkah and Christmas, so it is a costly,
though extremely pleasing proposition.
- Fred Melamed

Beauty is produced by the pleasing appearance and good taste of the whole,
and by the dimensions of all the parts being duly proportioned to each other.
- Marcus V. Pollio

Nothing is more pleasing and engaging than the sense
of having conferred benefits.
Not even the gratification of receiving them.
- Ellis Peters

I cannot go to the Opera, because I have forsworn all
expense which does not end in pleasing me.
- Charles Townshend

An engaged woman is always more agreeable than a disengaged.
She is satisfied with herself.
Her cares are over, and she feels that she may exert
all her powers of pleasing without suspicion.
All is safe with a lady engaged; no harm can be done.
- Jane Austen

What is my task? First of all, my task is to be pleasing to Christ.
To be empty of self and be filled with Himself.
To be filled with the Holy Spirit; to be led by the Holy Spirit.
- Aimee Semple McPherson

It is happy for you that you possess the talent of
flattering with delicacy.
May I ask whether these pleasing attentions proceed
from the impulse of the moment,
or are they the result of previous study?
- Jane Austen

I do remember, though, when I discovered the third!
I was about five years old - it was a very pleasing sound.
I remembered that if I hit one note,
then skipped one and played the next,
I could get this really good sound.
- Robert Morris

It was amazing to watch him in the darkroom at an advanced age,
still get excited when the results were pleasing.
He still struggled like we all do in the darkroom and
he struggled behind the camera,
and when he had a success he was beaming.
- John Sexton

I shall endeavour still further to prosecute this inquiry,
an inquiry I trust not merely speculative,
but of sufficient moment to inspire the pleasing hope
of its becoming essentially beneficial to mankind.
- Edward Jenner

Though pleas'd to see the dolphins play,
I mind my compass and my way.
- Matthew Green

Various are the pleas and arguments which men of corrupt
minds frequently urge against yielding obedience to
the just and holy commands of God.
- George Whitefield

And with the money from your corn, from your rents,
and from the issues of pleas in your courts,
and from your stock, arrange the expenses of your kitchen
and your wines and your wardrobe and the wages of servants,
and subtract your stock.
- Robert Grosseteste

How can a doctor judge a woman's sanity by merely bidding
her good morning and refusing to hear her pleas for
release? Even the sick ones know it is useless to say anything,
for the answer will be that it is their imagination.
- Nellie Bly

I don't know the key to success,
but the key to failure is to try to please everyone.
- Bill Cosby

Don't live your life to please other people.
- Oprah Winfrey

I don't care whose fault this was, just get it sorted!
And could someone please bring me something deep fat fried
and smothered in chocolate.
- the movie Shrek 2

Keep busy - with tasks that inspire you,
motivate you, or please you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If this is coffee, please bring me some tea;
but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee.
- Abraham Lincoln

That you may retain your self-respect, it is better
to displease the people by doing what you know is right,
than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong.
- William J. H. Boetcker

A "No" uttered from deepest conviction
is better and greater than a "Yes" merely uttered to please,
or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Greetings, cosmic children of the universe.
Welcome to my serenity circle.
Please leave all bad vibes outside the healing vortex.
- the movie Shrek the Third (2007)

If love is the answer,
could you please rephrase the question.
- Lily Tomlin

I was thinking that I might fly today.
Just to disprove all the things you say...
please be careful with me, I'm sensitive,
and I'd like to stay that way.
- Jewel

It is the quality of our work which will please God
and not the quantity.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The freedom we are looking for
is the freedom to be ourselves,
to express ourselves. But if we look at our lives
we will see that most of the time
we do things just to please others ...
The worst part is that most of us
are not even aware that we are not free.
- Don Miguel Ruiz

It is impossible to please all the world and one's father.
- Jean de La Fontaine

The house has to please everyone, contrary to the work of art which does not.
The work is a private matter for the artist.
The house is not.
- Adolf Loos

Women and cats will do as they please,
and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.
- Robert A. Heinlein

Growing up, I wanted desperately to please,
to be a good girl.
- Claire Danes

If one oversteps the bounds of moderation,
the greatest pleasures cease to please.
- Epictetus

No poems can please for long or live that are written by water drinkers.
- Horace

I would never have done what I'd done if I'd considered
my father as somebody I wanted to please.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

I'll take a redrum with a rellik please.
- Brian Celio

I had hoped you would protest, but please don't argue.
- Lotte Lehmann

I'm a big fan of huge populations of people,
so you'd think with 300 million people in the country,
you don't even have to please 1% to be phenomenally successful.
- Penn Jillette

I went up a straight crooked lane and,
I said 'No thanks, yes if yer please.
- Jack Finney

If you aren't please tell me how you are going to not have a war.
- Samantha Smith


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