Pleasure quotes page 2
I finally figured out the only reason to be alive is to enjoy it.
Rita Mae Brown
You find yourself refreshed by the presence of cheerful people. Why not make an honest
effort to confer that pleasure on others? Half the battle is gained if you never allow yourself
to say anything gloomy.
If you are interested in balancing work and pleasure, stop trying to balance them. Instead
make your work more pleasurable.
We shall forgo our luxuries but not our pleasures.
Sir Winston Churchill
Our pleasures are shallow; our sorrows are deep.
The pleasure of all reading is doubled when one lives with another who shares the same
The moment I stopped spending so much time chasing the big pleasures of life, I began to
enjoy the little ones, like watching the stars in a moonlit sky or soaking in the sunbeams of a
glorious summer morning.
That man is the richest whose pleasures are the cheapest.
Henry David Thoreau
Pleasure and action make the hours seem short.
William Shakespeare, Othello
Force is of no use to make or preserve a friend, who is an animal that is never caught nor
tamed but by kindness and pleasure.
The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and
pleasure use you. If you do that, you're in control of your life. If you don't, life controls you.
Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future ones.
Many a man thinks he is buying pleasure, when he is really selling himself a slave to it.
Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy,
boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence. In other
words: It is war minus the shooting.
The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure.
It is human nature to want it and want it now; it is also a sign of immaturity. Being willing to
delay pleasure for a greater result is a sign of maturity.
From short pleasure long repentance.
Three types of happiness: pleasure, passion, and higher purpose
The pleasure type of happiness is about always chasing the next high. I like to refer to it as
the "Rock Star" type of happiness because it's great if you can have a constant flow of
stimuli, but it's very hard to maintain unless you're living the lifestyle of a rock star. Research
has shown that of the three types of happiness, this is the shortest lasting. As soon as the
source of stimuli goes away, people's happiness levels drop immediately.
Pleasure is the greatest incentive to evil.
Our fear of death is like our fear that summer will be short, but when we have had our swing
of pleasure, our fill of fruit, and our swelter of heat, we say we have had our day.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
Leonardo da Vinci
The average man does not get pleasure out of an idea because he thinks it is true; he thinks
it is true because he gets pleasure out of it.
H. L. Mencken
Men are in a crisis. We know this. There are books about it, retreats about it, academic
conferences about it, and every kind of gathering where men sit around and talk about it. As
these words are being written, men lag behind women in nearly every measurable field of
acievement. If the statistics are true, and if television commercials are any reflection, men
today are unhappy, self-loathing, pleasure-addicted, juvenile, and less productive than ever.
If we had no faults of our own, we would not take so much pleasure in noticing those
Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld
Happiness consists in frequent repetition of pleasure.
I cannot face with comfort the idea of life without work; work and the free play of the
imagination are for me the same thing, I take no pleasure in anything else.
Begin with patience, end with pleasure.
African proverb, Swahili
Give them pleasure. The same pleasure they have when they wake up from a nightmare.
Gradually I came to realize that my understanding of women goes only as far as the pleasure
No pleasure is comparable to the standing upon the vantage-ground of truth.
Sir Francis Bacon
Men value things in three ways: as useful, as pleasant or sources of pleasure, and as
excellent, or as intrinsically admirable or honorable.