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Let these Pleasant quotes help you to have a positive attitude toward life, and to think positively.
If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet
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Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.
It is easy enough to be pleasant
When life flows by like a song,
But the man worth while is the one who will smile
When everything goes dead wrong.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox
There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt.
Doubt separates people.
It is a poison that disintegrates
friendships and breaks up pleasant relations.
It is a thorn that irritates and hurts;
it is a sword that kills.
- The Buddha
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People do not like to think.
If one thinks, one must reach conclusions.
Conclusions are not always pleasant.
- Helen Keller
While you can and should keep your composure and happiness
regardless of circumstances - regardless of your friends,
family and co-workers - regardless of gossip, sarcasm, and negativity.
Nonetheless, life is much easier and more pleasant
when you spend as much time as possible
in the company of enthusiastic positive people -
not necessarily those who agree with you,
but those who respect your right to your point of view.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie
There are three roads to ruin; women,
gambling and technicians.
The most pleasant is with women, the quickest is with gambling,
but the surest is with technicians.
- Georges Pompidou
Old age, believe me, is a good and pleasant thing.
It is true you are gently shouldered off the stage,
but then you are given such a comfortable front stall as spectator.
The tendency of old age to the body,
say the physiologists,
is to form bone.
It is as rare as it is pleasant to meet with an old
man whose opinions are not ossified.
- Bob Wells
I look forward to these confrontations with the press
to kind of balance up the nice and pleasant things
that come to me as president.
- Jimmy Carter
Daddy was real gentle with kids.
That's why I expected so much out of marriage,
figuring that all men should be steady and pleasant.
- Loretta Lynn
How pleasant it is for a father to sit at his child's board.
It is like an aged man reclining under the shadow of
an oak which he has planted.
Color does not add a pleasant quality to design -
it reinforces it.
- Pierre Bonnard
To have a great man for a friend seems pleasant to
those who have never tried it;
those who have,
The primary purpose of a liberal education is to make
one's mind a pleasant place in which to spend one's leisure.
- Sydney J. Harris
The bourgeois prefers comfort to pleasure,
convenience to liberty, and a pleasant temperature
to the deathly inner consuming fire.
- Hermann Hesse
Well, it's not a pleasant experience.
And it's a terribly political process,
because that thing was initiated by the Congress and by,
you know, our adversaries in the Congress.
- Bruce Babbitt
Youth is in a grand flush, like the hot days of ending summer;
and pleasant dreams thrall your spirit,
like the smoky atmosphere that bathes the landscape of an August day.
- Donald G. Mitchell
It is always pleasant to be urged to do something on
the ground that one can do it well.
- George Santayana
You do get some weirdos, but if there are any nice
people out there who want to write to me pleasantly,
then they'll get a pleasant reply back!
- Katie Price
She gave up beauty in her tender youth,
gave all her hope and joy and pleasant ways;
she covered up her eyes lest they should gaze on vanity,
and chose the bitter truth.
- Christina Rossetti
It's not pleasant when you lose your whole football team.
- Chuck Noll
There are more pleasant things to do than beat up people.
- Muhammad Ali
He gains everyone's approval who mixes the pleasant with the useful.
Nothing is pleasant that is not spiced with variety.
- Francis Bacon
Life is pleasant.
Death is peaceful.
It's the transition that's troublesome.
- Isaac Asimov
We must learn to understand humanity better so that
we can create an environment that is more beneficial to people,
more rewarding, more pleasant to experience.
- John Portman
The first couple of days on the detox diet aren't pleasant.
- Carol Vorderman
1972 was a year of many pleasant and rewarding experiences for me:
- Chuck Mangione
I do not ask, O Lord, that life may be a pleasant road.
- Adelaide Anne Procter
Let me recommend the best medicine in the world:
a long journey,
at a mild season, through a pleasant country,
in easy stages.
- James Madison
A pleasant voice, which has to include clear enunciation,
is not only attractive to those who hear it...
its appeal is permanent.
- Loretta Young
It's not been a pleasant life.
- Benny Hinn
'Tis pleasant, sure, to see one's name in print.
A book's a book, although there's nothing in 't.
- Lord Byron
I thought, frankly, that it would be more pleasant
to write a memoir than it was.
- Jim Harrison
The Inhabitants of Carolina, thro' the Richness of the Soil,
live an easy and pleasant Life.
- John Lawson
Each year we look for a big name that is attractive
to the public and pleasant for the girls.
- Marcello Mastroianni
Villa Grande has in many ways symbolized an important,
but less than pleasant, part of our history.
- Kjell Magne Bondevik
The past always looks better than it was.
It's only pleasant because it isn't here.
- Finley Peter Dunne
Okay, the experience itself was a pleasant experience.
- Betty Hill
I many no longer depend on pleasant impulses to bring me before the Lord.
I must rather response to principles I know to be right,
whether I feel them to be enjoyable or not.
- Jim Elliot
It's difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts
while eating a homegrown tomato.
- Lewis Grizzard
In the best of all possible worlds, February 14 is
a pleasant and sentimental opportunity to lavish your
partner with attention or move your relationship to the next level.
- Pepper Schwartz
Reform is not pleasant, but grievous;
no person can reform themselves without suffering and hard work,
how much less a nation.
- Thomas Carlyle
To have a great man for an intimate friend seems pleasant
to those who have never tried it;
those who have,
Solitude is pleasant.
Loneliness is not.
- Anna Neagle
Hope is a pleasant acquaintance, but an unsafe friend.
- Thomas Chandler Haliburton
I am not generally regarded as a pleasant or socially minded fellow.
- Caryl Chessman
A test of what is real is that it is hard and rough.
Joys are found in it, not pleasure.
What is pleasant belongs to dreams.
- Simone Weil
It is impossible to live a pleasant life without living
wisely and well and justly.
And it is impossible to live wisely and well and justly
without living a pleasant life.
Editing is the only process.
The shooting is the pleasant work.
The editing makes the movie, so I spend all my life in editing.
- Garry Marshall
It's pleasant and bothersome and embarrassing all at once.
Especially when you haven't done much and are a celebrity.
- Nastassja Kinski
I assure you, it would be much more pleasant for me
to be an ordinary voter in peaceful Chechnya than the
president of a republic at war.
- Aslan Maskhadov
This has taught me that being pleasant is always so much more productive,
for I know well the rewards for being good-natured.
- Marie Windsor
Do unto yourself as your neighbors do unto themselves and look pleasant.
- George Ade
I like to get paid for doing basic research,
so it's pleasant to write some nonfiction about it.
- Bruce Sterling
Arnold Palmer has what I call an 'Eisenhower smile'.
Those two men, they'd smile and their whole faces would look so pleasant;
it was like they were smiling all over.
- Byron Nelson
Teaching was the most pleasant thing I did.
- Earl Butz
I expected to be a farmer like my father and brothers.
Life seemed pleasant and orderly.
- Lawrence Welk
I associate my motion picture career more with being unhappy and scared,
or being under the gun, than with anything pleasant.
- Francis Ford Coppola
To make pleasures pleasant shortens them.
- Charles Buxton
There's that thing about the '80s, the '40s and the '60s,
and the '30s, the '50s and the '70s.
Something about those odd decades in this century that weren't too pleasant.
- Paul Kantner
To be a king and wear a crown is a thing more glorious
to them that see it than it is pleasant to them that bear it.
- Elizabeth I
Men value things in three ways: as useful,
as pleasant or sources of pleasure, and as excellent,
or as intrinsically admirable or honorable.
- Mortimer Adler
Great numbers of the Indians pass our camp on their hunting excursions:
the day was clear and pleasant,
but last night was very cold and there was a white frost.
- Meriwether Lewis
No matter how nice the company one might be with,
however, it is never pleasant to have a rifle pointed at one's back.
- Meg Cabot
There are three easy ways of losing money -
racing is the quickest,
women the most pleasant, and farming the most certain.
- Lord Amherst
A broken heart is a very pleasant complaint for a man
in London if he has a comfortable income.
- George Bernard Shaw
Home wasn't a pleasant place to live,
- David Morse
Housework is a breeze.
Cooking is a pleasant diversion.
Putting up a retaining wall is a lark.
But teaching is like climbing a mountain.
- Fawn M. Brodie
I always knew in my heart Walt Whitman's mind to be
more like my own than any other man's living.
As he is a very great scoundrel this is not a pleasant confession.
- Gerard Manley Hopkins
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