Pleasure Quotes

โ€œWhat is your pleasure? ...

โ€œWhat is your pleasure? How many must die before your satisfied?โ€ - Rod Serling
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โ€œSo called pleasures, when ...

โ€œSo called pleasures, when they go beyond a certain limit, are but punishments.โ€ ~ Seneca
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"Pleasure is always derived from...

"Pleasure is always derived from something outside you, whereas joy arises from within." --Eckhart Tolle
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"You'll never remember the bad when you're in the good...

"You'll never remember the bad when you're in the good. But you'll always remember the good when you're in the bad. Pain is the greatest necessity of pleasure" - Unknown
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To avoid pain, they av...

To avoid pain, they avoid pleasure. To avoid death, they avoid life. -Osho
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"Allow the President to invade a neighboring nation whenever he shall deem it necessary...

"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 purpose, and you allow him to make war at pleasure." -Abraham Lincoln
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"Then, contented with my state, Where ...

"Then, contented with my state, Where true pleasure may be seen, Let me envy not the great, On a cheerful village green"
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God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks i...

God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: it is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world. - C.S Lewis
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"I can think of nothing less p...

"I can think of nothing less pleasurable than a life devoted to pleasure." --John D. Rockefeller
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Tell me... after my head is chopped off, will I still be able to hear, at least for a...

Tell me... after my head is chopped off, will I still be able to hear, at least for a moment, the sound of my own blood gushing from the stump of my neck? That would be the pleasure to end all pleasures." -Peter Kรผrten, right before he was executed by guillotine-
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โ€˜Thereโ€™s no pleasure in havin...

โ€˜Thereโ€™s no pleasure in having nothing to do; the fun is having lots to do and not doing it.โ€™
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"(...) And everything together, all voices, all goals, all yearning, all suffering,...

"(...) And everything together, all voices, all goals, all yearning, all suffering, all pleasure, all that was good and evil, all of this together was the world. All of it together was the flow of events, was the music of life." -Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha
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I can only but take pleasure in the simple understanding that when you take yo...

I can only but take pleasure in the simple understanding that when you take your final breath, whether it be in ten days or ten years. You will know you will cease, unworthy of heaven, unworthy of hell. Unworthy to exist anywhere ever again.
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โ€œThe more a thing is perfect,...

โ€œThe more a thing is perfect, the more it feels pleasure and pain.โ€ โ€“ Dante, The Divine Comedy.
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โ€œThere is much pleasure t...

โ€œThere is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge.โ€ -- Bertrand Russell
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โ€œBut death and life, honor and dishonor, pain and pleasureโ€”all these thin...

โ€œBut death and life, honor and dishonor, pain and pleasureโ€”all these things equally happen to good men and bad, being things which make us neither better nor worse. Therefore they are neither good nor evil.โ€ -- Marcus Aurelius
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We create things to watch them grow, to ta...

We create things to watch them grow, to take pleasure in seeing that which we love become more than it was before. -Brandon Sanderson
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The purpose in life is not to win. The purpose in life is to grow and to share. When you come to ...

The purpose in life is not to win. The purpose in life is to grow and to share. When you come to look back on all that you have done in life, you will get more satisfaction from the pleasure you have brought into other people's lives than you will from the times that you outdid and defeated them.
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And all the voices, all the goals, all the yearnings, all the sorrows, all the...

And all the voices, all the goals, all the yearnings, all the sorrows, all the pleasures, all the good and evil, all of them together was the world. All of them together was the stream of events, the music of life- Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha
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"It is in fact the height of selfishness to merely ...

"It is in fact the height of selfishness to merely consume what others create and to retreat into a shell of limited goals and immediate pleasures" Robert Greene
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โ€œBehind Joy and Laughter there may be a temperament, co...

โ€œBehind Joy and Laughter there may be a temperament, coarse, hard and callous. But behind Sorrow there is always Sorrow. Pain, unlike Pleasure, wears no mask.โ€ --Oscar Wilde
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Don't make yourself happy by the pleasure of ...

Don't make yourself happy by the pleasure of stuffs but make yourself happy by the feeling of doing the thing you wanted to do. -Jatin Verma :)
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"To make someone suffer is pl...

"To make someone suffer is pleasure in its highest form, a true feast." - Friedrich Nietzsche
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To avoid pain, they avo...

To avoid pain, they avoid pleasure. To avoid death, they avoid life. - Osho
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"Fortune can, for her pleasure...

"Fortune can, for her pleasure, fools advance, / And toss them on the wheels of Chance." โ€” Juvenal
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Pleasure in the j...

Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work - Aristotle
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"Forbidden pleasures alone are l...

"Forbidden pleasures alone are loved immoderately; when lawful, they do not excite desire." -Quintilian
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"โ€œThe Puritan hated bear-baiting, not bec...

"โ€œThe Puritan hated bear-baiting, not because it gave pain to the bear, but because it gave pleasure to the spectators.โ€ --Macaulay
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โ€œIf in your fear you would seek only loveโ€™s peace and loveโ€™s pleasure, then it is better for you ...

โ€œIf in your fear you would seek only loveโ€™s peace and loveโ€™s pleasure, then it is better for you that you cover your nakedness and pass out of loveโ€™s threshing-floor, into the seasonless world where you shall laugh, but not all of your laughter, and weep, but not all of your tears.โ€ -Kahlil Gibran
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"A constant element of enjoyment must be mingled with our studies, so that we think...

"A constant element of enjoyment must be mingled with our studies, so that we think of learning as a game rather than a form of drudgery, for no activity can be continued for long if it does not to some extent afford pleasure to the participant." --Erasmus
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"Some people talk about other peopleโ€™s failures wi...

"Some people talk about other peopleโ€™s failures with so much pleasure that you would swear they are talking about their own successes." --Mokokoma Mokhonoana
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โ€œIf you accomplish something good with hard work, the labor passes qui...

โ€œIf you accomplish something good with hard work, the labor passes quickly, but the good endures; if you do something shameful in pursuit of pleasure, the pleasure passes quickly, but the shame endures.โ€ Musonius Rufus
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"I wish I could throw off the thoughts whic...

"I wish I could throw off the thoughts which poison my happiness, and yet I take a kind of pleasure in indulging them." Frรฉdรฉric Chopin
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"Religions, which condemn the pleasures of sense, driv...

"Religions, which condemn the pleasures of sense, drive men to seek the pleasures of power. Throughout history power has been the vice of the ascetic." - Bertrand Russell
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But in pleasure it is man who yields to pleasur...

But in pleasure it is man who yields to pleasure. Now only mastery and sovereignty bring glory, and only slavery brings shame -Blaise Pascal, Pensees
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โ€œIf you accomplish something good with hard work, the labor passes quic...

โ€œIf you accomplish something good with hard work, the labor passes quickly, but the good endures; if you do something shameful in pursuit of pleasure, the pleasure passes quickly, but the shame endures." --Musonius Rufus
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We cannot be sensitiv...

We cannot be sensitive to pleasure without being more sensitive to pain
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"Gobble, carouse and frolic to your h...

"Gobble, carouse and frolic to your heart's content in life, for there awaits no pleasure after death." -Takashi Masada
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"Each morning when I awake, I exper...

"Each morning when I awake, I experience again a supreme pleasure - that of being Salvador Dali." โ€“ Salvador Dali
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"The greatest pleasure in l...

"The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do." โ€” Walter Bagehot
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"There is no pleasure in having nothi...

"There is no pleasure in having nothing to do; the fun is in having lots to do and not doing it." โ€” Mary Wilson Little
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Most men pursue pleasure with ...

Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it. - Soren Kierkegaard
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What a pleasure to know t...

What a pleasure to know that you not only in the universe, but of it. โ€”John Green
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What was an unexpected pleasure yesterday...

What was an unexpected pleasure yesterday is what we feel entitled to today, and what won't be enough tomorrow. - Robert Sapolsky
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"I used to think i was serving humanity and i pleasured in the...

"I used to think i was serving humanity and i pleasured in the thought. Then i discovered that humanity does not want to be served; on the contrary, it resents any attempt to serve it." -Jubal
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"If most of us remain ignorant of ourselves, ...

"If most of us remain ignorant of ourselves, it is because self-knowledge is painful and we prefer the pleasures of illusion." - Aldous Huxley
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"Happiness belongs to those who are sufficient unto themselves. For all e...

"Happiness belongs to those who are sufficient unto themselves. For all external sources of happiness and pleasure are, by their very nature, highly uncertain, precarious, ephemeral and subject to chance." -Arthur Schopenhauer
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"I like hearing myself talk. It is one of my greatest pleasures. I...

"I like hearing myself talk. It is one of my greatest pleasures. I often have long conversations all by myself. Sometimes I am so clever I don't understand a single word of what I am saying." - Oscar Wilde
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"It is very difficult also to sacrifice one's suff...

"It is very difficult also to sacrifice one's suffering. A man will renounce any pleasures you like but he will not give up his suffering." - G. I. Gurdjieff
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"The surest way of spoiling ...

"The surest way of spoiling a pleasure is to start examining your satisfaction." C.S. Lewis
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[Tetris] Invented by a Russian scientist in 1984 and still going strong thirty years later, Te...

[Tetris] Invented by a Russian scientist in 1984 and still going strong thirty years later, Tetris has been played by an estimated one billion people because โ€œit takes advantage of the mindโ€™s basic pleasure in tidying upโ€”and uses it against us.โ€ - Dr. Tom Stafford, University of Sheffield
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"Happiness is no...

"Happiness is not pleasure, it is victory" - Zig Ziglar
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"Hence the ways of men part: if you wish to strive for ...

"Hence the ways of men part: if you wish to strive for peace of soul and pleasure, then believe; if you wish to be a devotee of truth, then inquire..."- Freidrich Neitschze
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"People seem to enjoy things more when ...

"People seem to enjoy things more when they know a lot of other people have been left out of the pleasure." โ€” Russell Baker
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The greatest pleasure...

The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
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"Laws are made for men of ordinary understanding and should, therefore, be construed by th...

"Laws are made for men of ordinary understanding and should, therefore, be construed by the ordinary rules of common sense. Their meaning is not to be sought for in metaphysical subtleties which may make anything mean everything or nothing at pleasure."โ€”Thomas Jefferson (1823)
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โ€œMen are more ready to repay an injur...

โ€œMen are more ready to repay an injury than a benefit, because gratitude is a burden and revenge a pleasureโ€ โ€• Tacitus
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The more pleasures a man desires, the...

The more pleasures a man desires, the more masters he must serve. - Marcus Aureilius, Roman general & philosopher
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"The pleasures of ignorance are ...

"The pleasures of ignorance are as great, in their way, as the pleasures of knowledge." - Aldous Huxley
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"Held within the Pleasure Dome decreed by Kubla Khan. To taste my bitter triumph...

"Held within the Pleasure Dome decreed by Kubla Khan. To taste my bitter triumph, as a mad immortal man. Nevermore shall I return, escape these caves of ice. For I have dined on honeydew, and drunk the milk of Paradise." ~Neil Peart (Rush - Xanadu)
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The noblest pleasure...

The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding. Leonardo da Vinci
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"Strategy is an art form. Those who plan for the future without following rules, rules he...

"Strategy is an art form. Those who plan for the future without following rules, rules here today and gone tomorrow, are artists. It is a subjective experience, and like all arts, deliver immense pleasure when a strategy is executed properly and is successful." - Ravi Silari
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Painting is a source of...

Painting is a source of endless pleasure, but also of great anguish. Balthus
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โ€œMan cannot live without joy; therefore when he is de...

โ€œMan cannot live without joy; therefore when he is deprived of true spiritual joys it is necessary that he become addicted to carnal pleasures.โ€ - St. Thomas Aquinas
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"Happiness is an inside job and has very l...

"Happiness is an inside job and has very little to do with substances, money, possessions, pleasure or circumstances"--Mathew Kelley
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"Since I cannot prove a lover, To entertain these fai...

"Since I cannot prove a lover, To entertain these fair well-spoken days, I am determined to prove a villain And hate the idle pleasures of these days." - Elliot Rodger
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The greatest pleasure in l...

The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do. - Walter Bagehot
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"The pain from the...

"The pain from the past makes the pleasure feel better" -Wax
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"There is no pleasure in having nothi...

"There is no pleasure in having nothing to do; the fun is in having lots to do and not doing it." โ€” Mary Wilson Little
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Order is the pleasure ...

Order is the pleasure of reason but disorder is the delight of imagination
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If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth & power, but for the passionate sen...

If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth & power, but for the passionate sense of the potential for the eye which, ever young & ardent, sees the possible. Pleasure disappoints, possibility never. And what wine is so sparkling, what so fragrant, as possibility! -Sรธren Kierkegaard
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โ€œI inhaled books like other people breathe oxygen. I didn't ...

โ€œI inhaled books like other people breathe oxygen. I didn't just read for knowledge or pleasure, I read to live.โ€ โ€• Yeonmi Park, In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom
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โ€œPleasure is never as pleasant as we expected it to be and pain is always more painfu...

โ€œPleasure is never as pleasant as we expected it to be and pain is always more painful. The pain in the world always outweighs the pleasure. If you don't believe it, compare the respective feelings of two animals, one of which is eating the other.โ€ โ€• Schopenhauer
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โ€œIf you accomplish something good with hard work, the labor passes quickl...

โ€œIf you accomplish something good with hard work, the labor passes quickly, but the good endures; if you do something shameful in pursuit of pleasure, the pleasure passes quickly, but the shame endures.โ€ ~Gaius Musonius Rufus
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โ€œPeople go on marrying because they can't resist natural forces, althou...

โ€œPeople go on marrying because they can't resist natural forces, although many of them may know perfectly well that they are possibly buying a month's pleasure with a life's discomfort.โ€ โ€• Thomas Hardy, Jude the Obscure
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Pleasure in the j...

Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work. Aristotle
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"Our unhappiness arises from one thing only, that we cannot be comf...

"Our unhappiness arises from one thing only, that we cannot be comfortably alone in our room. ... That is why the pleasure of solitude is seen as so incomprehensible." - Blaise Pascal, Pensees, 9. Diversions
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The noblest pleasure...

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