Pleasure Quotes

Pleasure is the bait of sin-Plato


Perhaps all pleasure is only relief.-William S. Burroughs


The essence of pleasure is spontaneity-Germaine Greer


The greatest pleasure of life is love.-Euripides


Illusion is the first of all pleasures.-Oscar Wilde


Pleasure is the greatest incentive to evil.-Plato


Pleasure is often spoiled by describing it.-Stendhal


Joy is never in our power and pleasure often is.-C.S. Lewis


With the catching ends the pleasure of the chase-Abraham Lincoln


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


Simple pleasures are always the last refuge of the complex.-Oscar Wilde


There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge.-Bertrand Russell


An inordinate passion for pleasure is the secret of remaining young.-Oscar Wilde


Visits always give pleasure - if not the arrival, the departure.-Portuguese Proverb


I sometimes wonder whether all pleasures are not substitutes for joy.-C.S. Lewis


Pleasure of love lasts but a moment, pain of love lasts a lifetime.- unknown



Pleasure is the object, duty and the goal of all rational creatures.-Voltaire


Pleasure is the flower that passes; remembrance, the lasting perfume-Jean de Boufflers


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


Throw moderation to the winds, and the greatest pleasures bring the greatest pains-Democritus


Some mathematician has said pleasure lies not in discovering truth, but in seeking it.-Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy


True enjoyment comes from activity of the mind and exercise of the body; the two are ever united- Karl Wilhelm von Humboldt


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


Why not seize the pleasure at once, how often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparations.-Jane Austen


All kinds of beauty do not inspire love; there is a kind that only pleases the sight but does not captivate the affections.-Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra


The greatest and noblest pleasure which men can have in this world is to discover new truths; and the next is to shake off old prejudices.-Frederick The Great


For let me tell you, that the more the pleasures of the body fade away, the greater to me is the pleasure and charm of conversation-Plato


Most things in life are moments of pleasure and a lifetime of embarrassment; photography is a moment of embarrassment and a lifetime of pleasure.-Tony Benn


One of the most lasting pleasures you can experience is the feeling that comes over you when you genuinely forgive an enemy - whether he knows it or not.-O. A. Battista


The career of a writer is comparable to that of a woman of easy virtue. You write first for pleasure, later for the pleasure of others and finally for money.-Marcel Achard


He who allows his day to pass by without practicing generosity and enjoying life's pleasures is like a blacksmith's bellows: he breathes but does not live.-Proverb


Life affords no higher pleasure than that of surmounting difficulties, passing from one step of success to another, forming new wishes and seeing them gratified.-Samuel Johnson


Love is born with the pleasure of looking at each other, it is fed with the necessity of seeing each other, it is concluded with the impossibility of separation.- unknown


If we could all live solitary and without labor, we could all enjoy this ecstasy of independence; since we cannot, its delights are only available to madmen and dictators-Bertrand Russell


... the use of our intelligence quite properly gives us pleasure. In this respect the brain is like a muscle. When we think well, we feel good. Understanding is a kind of ecstasy.-Dr. Carl Sagan


It seems to me that if you or I must choose between two courses of thought or action, we should remember our dying and try so to live that our death brings no pleasure on the world.-John Steinbeck


It is the paradox of life that the way to miss pleasure is to seek it first. The very first condition of lasting happiness is that a life should be full of purpose, aiming at something outside self.-Hugo Black


To do something, say something, see something, before anybody else - these are things that confer a pleasure compared with which other pleasures are tame and commonplace, other cheap and trivial.-Mark Twain


The arts are not just instantaneous pleasure - if you don't like it, the artist is wrong. I belong to the generation which says if you don't like it, you don't understand and you ought to find out.-
Ethel Barrymore


It is only a poor sort of happiness that could ever come by caring very much about our own pleasures. We can only have the highest happiness such as goes along with being a great man, by having wide thoughts and much feeling for the rest of the world as well as ourselves.-George Eliot


It was an unspoken pleasure, that having come together so many years, ruined so much and repaired a little, we had endured. - Lillian Hellman


Music is the only sensual pleasure without vice. - Samuel Johnson


The mind is never satisfied with the objects immediately before it, but is always breaking away from the present moment, and losing itself in schemes of future felicity. The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure, but from hope to hope. - Samuel Johnson


The choicest pleasures of life lie within the ring of moderation. - Benjamin Disraeli


Riches, like glory or health, have no more beauty or pleasure than their possessor is pleased to lend them. - Michel Eyquem de Montaigne


We are weighed down, every moment, by the conception and the sensation of Time. And there are but two means of escaping and forgetting this nightmare: pleasure and work. Pleasure consumes us. Work strengthens us. Let us choose. - Charles-Pierre Baudelaire


Every age has its pleasures, its style of wit, and its own ways. - Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux


As to the family, I have never understood how that fits in with the other ideals, or, indeed, why it should be an ideal at all. A group of closely related persons living under one roof; it is a convenience, often a necessity, sometimes a pleasure, sometimes the reverse; but who first exalted it as admirable, an almost religious ideal? - Rose Macaulay


Sensual pleasures have the fleeting brilliance of a comet; a happy marriage has the tranquillity of a lovely sunset. - Ann Landers