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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.
Julia Child

If you are interested in balancing work and pleasure, stop trying to balance them. Instead
make your work more pleasurable.
Donald Trump

We shall forgo our luxuries but not our pleasures.
Sir Winston Churchill

Our pleasures are shallow; our sorrows are deep.
Chinese proverb

The pleasure of all reading is doubled when one lives with another who shares the same
books.
Katherine Mansfield

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.
Robin Sharma

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.
Socrates

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.
Anthony Robbins

Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future ones.
Seneca

Many a man thinks he is buying pleasure, when he is really selling himself a slave to it.
Benjamin Franklin

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.
George Orwell

The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure.
Dale Carnegie

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.
Dave Ramsey

From short pleasure long repentance.
French proverb

Three types of happiness: pleasure, passion, and higher purpose

Pleasure
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.
Tony Hsieh

Pleasure is the greatest incentive to evil.
Plato

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.
Stephen Mansfield

If we had no faults of our own, we would not take so much pleasure in noticing those
of others.
Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

Happiness consists in frequent repetition of pleasure.
Arthur Schopenhauer

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.
Sigmund Freud

Begin with patience, end with pleasure.
African proverb, Swahili

Give them pleasure. The same pleasure they have when they wake up from a nightmare.
Alfred Hitchcock

Gradually I came to realize that my understanding of women goes only as far as the pleasure
is concerned.
Charles Bukowski

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.
Mortimer Adler

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