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