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Pleasure Quotes

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

Appreciate again and again, freshly and naively,
the basic goods of life, with awe,
pleasure, wonder and even ecstasy,
however stale these experiences may have become to others.
- Abraham Maslow

Related topics: Values Inspirational Gratitude Thanks Simplicity Simple-Living Appreciation

Only he is successful in his business who makes that pursuit
which affords him the highest pleasure sustain him.
- Henry David Thoreau

The great pleasure in life is doing
what people say you cannot do.
- Walter Bagehot

A new friend is like new wine;
when it has aged you will drink it with pleasure.
- Ecclesiastes 9:10

 

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

Pleasure disappoints, possibility never
- Soren Kierkegaard

It gives me great pleasure indeed to see the stubbornness
of an incorrigible nonconformist warmly acclaimed.
- Albert Einstein


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I believe that every human mind feels pleasure
in doing good to another.
- Thomas Jefferson

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

If I were to wish for anything,
I should not wish for wealth and power,
but for the passionate sense of potential -
for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible.
Pleasure disappoints; possibility never.
- Soren Kierkegaard

When one has the feeling of dislike for evil,
when one feels tranquil,
one finds pleasure in listening to good teachings;
when one has these feelings and appreciates them,
one is free of fear.
- The Buddha

My definition of success is to live your life in a way
that causes you to feel a ton of pleasure and very little pain -
and because of your lifestyle, have the people around you feel
a lot more pleasure than they do pain.
- Tony Robbins

There is no pleasure in having nothing to do;
the fun is in having lots to do and not doing it.
- Mary Wilson Little

To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act
is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I refuse to spend my life worrying about what I eat.
There is no pleasure worth forgoing just for an extra
three years in the geriatric ward.
- John Mortimer

The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure.
- Dale Carnegie

Music produces a kind of pleasure
which human nature cannot do without.
- Confucius

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

Don't get me wrong, I think bikes are terrific.
I own several of my own, including a trendy mountain style,
and ride them for pleasure and light exercise.
- Brock Yates

My dreams were all my own; I accounted for them to nobody;
they were my refuge when annoyed -
my dearest pleasure when free.
- Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Allow the president to invade a neighboring nation,
whenever he shall deem it necessary to repel an invasion,
and you allow him to do so whenever he may choose
to say he deems it necessary for such a purpose -
and you allow him to make war at pleasure.
- Abraham Lincoln

If it's very painful for you to criticize your friends -
you're safe in doing it.
But if you take the slightest pleasure in it,
that's the time to hold your tongue.
- Alice Duer Miller

There is more pleasure in loving than in being beloved.
- Thomas Fuller

When I eat with my friends, it is a moment of real pleasure,
when I really enjoy my life.
- Monica Bellucci

Liberty is to the collective body,
what health is to every individual body.
Without health no pleasure can be tasted by man;
without liberty, no happiness can be enjoyed by society.
- Thomas Jefferson

I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure.
- Clarence Darrow

Work is not man's punishment.
It is his reward and his strength and his pleasure.
- George Sand

Even when poetry has a meaning, as it usually has,
it may be inadvisable to draw it out...
Perfect understanding will sometimes almost extinguish pleasure.
- A. E. Housman

Do you know the only thing that gives me pleasure?
It's to see my dividends coming in.
- John D. Rockefeller

The greatest battle of all is simply... Life.
This is no child's game. This is the big one -
the Super Bowl - the Game of all games.
The rules of Life are unwritten and unknown.
Perhaps, one could say that there are no rules.
The Judge has ultimate power.
She can call the game at any time - for any reason.
The penalties in the Game are completely arbitrary -
in both timing and severity.
Penalty for what, we ask?
The Judge is silent.
How can I win the Game?
"You can never win," comes the answer,
"So just take pleasure in playing the Game."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Love ceases to be a pleasure when it ceases to be a secret.
- Aphra Behn

Pain is filtered in a poem so that it becomes finally,
in the end, pleasure.
- Mark Strand

God made me fast.
And when I run, I feel His pleasure.
- Eric Liddell

Just got back from a pleasure trip: I took my mother-in-law to the airport.
- Henny Youngman

Reporters thrive on the world's misfortune.
For this reason they often take an indecent pleasure
in events that dismay the rest of humanity.
- Russell Baker

Business is always interfering with pleasure -
but it makes other pleasures possible.
- William Feather

The value and rank of every art is in proportion to
the mental labor employed in it,
or the mental pleasure in producing it.
- Joshua Reynolds

I just don't want anyone messing around with my pure smoking pleasure.
- Max Cannon

The greatest pleasure of life is love.
- Euripides

The pleasure we derive from doing favors is partly
in the feeling it gives us that we are not altogether worthless.
It is a pleasant surprise to ourselves.
- Eric Hoffer

Pleasure only starts once the worm has got into the fruit,
to become delightful happiness must be tainted with poison.
- Georges Bataille

The greatest and noblest pleasure which we have in
this world is to discover new truths,
and the next is to shake off old prejudices.
- Frederick II

Half the pleasure of solitude comes from having with
us some friend to whom we can say how sweet solitude is.
- William Jay

Eroticism has its own moral justification because it
says that pleasure is enough for me;
it is a statement of the individual's sovereignty.
- Mario Vargas Llosa

If I had my choice, I'd pick a song that tells a story every time.
There is a great deal of pleasure in doing the vocal
on a number that you can put feeling into.
- Vaughn Monroe

The test and the use of man's education is that he
finds pleasure in the exercise of his mind.
- Jacques Barzun

The greatest pleasure of reading consists in re-reading.
- Vernon Lee

The pleasure we derive from the representation of the present is due,
not only to the beauty it can be clothed in,
but also to its essential quality of being the present.
- Charles Baudelaire

I have a great mind to believe in Christianity for
the mere pleasure of fancying I may be damned.
- Lord Byron

There are nine requisites for contented living:
HEALTH enough to make work a pleasure;
WEALTH enough to support your needs;
STRENGTH enough to battle with difficulties and forsake them;
GRACE enough to confess your sins and overcome them;
PATIENCE enough to toil until some good is accomplished;
CHARITY enough to see some good in your neighbor;
LOVE enough to move you to be useful and helpful to others;
FAITH enough to make real the things of God;
HOPE enough to remove all anxious fears concerning the future.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Business was his aversion; Pleasure was his business.
- Maria Edgeworth

Back through the ages of barbarism and civilization,
in all tongues, we find this instinctive pleasure in
the imitative action that is the very essence of all drama.
- George P. Baker

The book tour has been really interesting and very gratifying.
I have not book toured before.
I've never had quite as much pleasure,
as much satisfaction.
- Leonard Nimoy

It is impossible to read for pleasure from something
to which you are both father and mother,
born in such travail that the writer despises the thing that enslaved him.
- Jim Bishop

Come, come, leave business to idlers,
and wisdom to fools: they have need of 'em:
wit be my faculty,
and pleasure my occupation, and let father Time shake his glass.
- William Congreve

Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking
if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity.
- Voltaire

Speed provides the one genuinely modern pleasure.
- Aldous Huxley

When work is a pleasure, life is a joy!
When work is a duty, life is slavery.
- Maxim Gorky

Book love...
is your pass to the greatest, the purest,
and the most perfect pleasure that God has prepared for His creatures.
- Anthony Trollope

Just as a mother finds pleasure in taking her little child on her lap,
there to feed and caress him, in like manner our loving
God shows His fondness for His beloved souls who have
given themselves entirely to Him and have placed all
their hope in His goodness.
- Alphonsus Liguori

It's a great pleasure having survived six generations of TV critics.
- Geraldo Rivera

No verse can give pleasure for long,
nor last,
that is written by drinkers of water.
- Horace

No entertainment is so cheap as reading,
nor any pleasure so lasting.
- Mary Wortley Montagu

It is not known precisely where angels dwell whether in the air,
the void, or the planets.
It has not been God's pleasure that we should be informed of their abode.
- Voltaire

My kitchen linoleum is so black and shiny that I waltz
while I wait for the kettle to boil.
This pleasure is for the old who live alone.
- Florida Scott-Maxwell

Happiness is different from pleasure.
Happiness has something to do with struggling and enduring and accomplishing.
- George A. Sheehan

We are certainly in a common class with the beasts;
every action of animal life is concerned with seeking
bodily pleasure and avoiding pain.
- Saint Augustine

Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play.
It is bound up with hatred, jealousy,
boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence.
In other words, it is war minus the shooting.
- George Orwell

Variety of mere nothings gives more pleasure than uniformity of something.
- Jean Paul

The rule of my life is to make business a pleasure,
and pleasure my business.
- Aaron Burr


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