PLEASURE QUOTES

quotations about pleasure

Pleasure quote

Why not seize pleasure at once? How often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparation!

JANE AUSTEN, Emma

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Variety is the soul of pleasure.

APHRA BEHN, The Rover

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Pleasure and pain seem to have been accidentally cast in the same mold.

LEWIS F. KORNS, Thoughts

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Man's sole duty is to produce as much pleasure as possible.

SUSAN HUBBARD, The Society of S

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One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.

JANE AUSTEN, Emma

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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 white -- then melts for ever.

ROBERT BURNS, Tam o' Shanter

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Pleasure's a Moth, that sleeps by day
And dances by false glare at night;
But Joy's a Butterfly, that loves
To spread its wings in Nature's light.

WILLIAM HENRY DAVIES, Joy and Pleasure

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As a grim skull lies covered beneath the fairest face; so does an abyss of torment lie beneath the surface of the glittering sea of sensual pleasure and dissipation.

WILLIAM SCOTT DOWNEY, Proverbs

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Every act by which pleasure is reaped, without any result of pain, is pure gain to happiness; every act whose results of pain are less than the results of pleasure, is good, to the extent of the balance in favour of happiness.

JEREMY BENTHAM, Deontology

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The highest pleasure is only consciousness of freedom from the deepest pain.

JAMES PARTON, Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin

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If pleasure is what you want, do not suppress the desire. Seek it intelligently.

HUSTON SMITH, The Illustrated World's Religions

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The poor have very few hours in which to enjoy themselves; they must take their pleasure raw; they haven't the time to cook it.

WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS, Where There Is Nothing

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Pleasure's a sin, and sometimes sin's a pleasure.

LORD BYRON, Don Juan

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The highway of pleasure is crossed by many toll-gates.

LEWIS F. KORNS, Thoughts

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Pleasure is Nature's test, her sign of approval. When man is happy, he is in harmony with himself and his environment.

OSCAR WILDE, The Soul of Man Under Socialism

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Passive pleasure is no pleasure at all.

ARTHUR ADAMOV, Ping Pong

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Every nerve that can thrill with pleasure, can also agonize with pain.

HORACE MANN, A Few Thoughts for a Young Man

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Pleasure is something you can easily lose the knack of, if you allow yourself to get out of practice.

K. J. PARKER, Devices and Desires

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Pleasure is always derived from something outside you, whereas joy arises from within.

ECKHART TOLLE, The Power of Now

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Pleasure is labour too, and tires as much.

WILLIAM COWPER, Hope

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