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

SUSAN HUBBARD, The Society of S

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Variety is the soul of pleasure.

APHRA BEHN, The Rover

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

JANE AUSTEN, Emma

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

LEWIS F. KORNS, Thoughts

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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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There is not a little generalship and stratagem required in the managing and marshalling of our pleasures, so that each shall not mutually encroach to the destruction of all. For pleasures are very voracious, too apt to worry one another, and each, like Aaron's serpent, is prone to swallow up the rest. Thus drinking will soon destroy the power, gaming the means, and sensuality the taste, for other pleasures less seductive, but far more salubrious, and permanent as they are pure.

CHARLES CALEB COLTON, Lacon

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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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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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