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Positive Quotes about Pleasure

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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

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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

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

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

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Pleasure disappoints, possibility never
- Soren Kierkegaard

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I find my greatest pleasure, and so my reward,
in the work that precedes what the world calls success.
- Thomas A. Edison

Problem solving is hunting.
It is savage pleasure and we are born to it.
- Thomas Harris

Buying is a profound pleasure.
- Simone de Beauvoir

The God of this world is riches, pleasure and pride.
- Martin Luther

We do not need to eat animals, wear animals,
or use animals for entertainment purposes,
and our only defense of these uses is our pleasure,
amusement, and convenience.
- Gary L. Francione

I'm a total pleasure seeker.
I pursue anything that satisfies me.
I usually get it.
I have specific needs and I know what they are so I
can achieve satisfaction.
- Lydia Lunch

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

Animation offers a medium of story telling and visual
entertainment which can bring pleasure and information
to people of all ages everywhere in the world.
- Walt Disney

Justice Ginsburg is a very competent justice,
and it is a joy to have her on the court,
but particularly for me it is a pleasure to have a
second woman on the court.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

One can become enthusiastic over anything.
For a time I was delighted with bomb throwing.
It gave me a tremendous pleasure to bomb those fellows from above.
- Manfred von Richthofen

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

Most of the people who act and sing do so for their
own pleasure and that of their friends and family.
- Kate Smith

My father was always anxious to give pleasure to his children.
Accordingly, he took me one day, as a special treat,
to the top of the grand old tower, to see the chimes played.
- James Nasmyth

As a child, I read science fiction, but from the very
beginnings of my reading for pleasure,
I read a lot of non-fictional history,
particularly historical biography.
- Norman Spinrad

Each morning when I awake, I experience again a supreme pleasure -
that of being Salvador Dali.
- Salvador Dali

Nothing endears so much a friend as sorrow for his death.
The pleasure of his company has not so powerful an influence.
- David Hume

The greatest pleasure I know is to do a good action
by stealth and have it found out by accident.
- Charles Lamb

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

Abstainer: a weak person who yields to the temptation
of denying himself a pleasure.
- Ambrose Bierce

We cannot be more sensitive to pleasure without being more sensitive to pain.
- Alan Watts

Fame and power are the objects of all men.
Even their partial fruition is gained by very few;
and that,
too, at the expense of social pleasure,
health, conscience, life.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Naturally, business and pleasure can be readily combined,
but a certain balance should exist, and the latter
should not predominate over the former.
- Fredrik Bajer

I felt the most intense pleasure in piercing the stone
in order to make an abstract form and space;
quite a different sensation from that of doing it for the purpose of realism.
- Barbara Hepworth

Pleasure is often spoiled by describing it.
- Stendhal

Pleasure is nothing else but the intermission of pain.
- John Selden

To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it's about,
but the inner music that words make.
- Truman Capote

I think there are different ways of being rigorous,
and I am asking people to be as rigorous in their pleasure as in their criticism.
- Barbara Kruger

Everything I do is for the pleasure of Allah.
- Cat Stevens

Take pleasure in your dreams; relish your principles
and drape your purest feelings on the heart of a precious lover.
- Giotto di Bondone

Pleasure usually takes the form of me and now;
joy is us and always.
- Marvin J. Ashton

The chariot was purchased by a private collector who
took it home to New York.
I take pleasure in knowing that it was built to last
for at least a thousand years.
- Kit Williams

Go to your business, pleasure, whilst I go to my pleasure,
business.
- William Wycherley

I enjoy my work.
I haven't been an actor for 30 years without getting
pleasure out of the profession.
- Bela Lugosi

Work is the meat of life, pleasure the dessert.
- B. C. Forbes

Beauty and brains, pleasure and usability -
they should go hand in hand.
- Donald Norman

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


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