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If I didn't care for fun and such,
I'd probably amount to much.
But I shall stay the way I am,
Because I do not give a damn.
Dorothy Parker

Pleasure is the bait of sin.
Plato

I am glad that work is not reserved for slaves. Were that the case I would be deprived of my
greatest pleasure. Many things do I enjoy but nothing takes the place of work.
George S. Clason

Melancholy is the pleasure of being sad.
Victor Hugo

No man can be brave who thinks pain the greatest evil; nor temperate, who considers
pleasure the hightest good.
Cicero

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

Momentary pleasure is inferior pleasure.
Indian proverb

I suppose I have been asked a hundred times how it feels to reach a high spot on one's
chosen mountain. Each time I have to pause and think, savor some of the pleasures and some
of the responsibilities. How does it feel? Well, for myself, I am sometimes completely surprised.
At others I am tickled. And then I find that under it all, and constantly, I am deeply humble
and tremendously grateful.
Conrad Hilton

It is not pleasure that makes life worth living. It is life that makes pleasure worth having.
George Bernard Shaw

I built my soul a lordly pleasure-house,
Wherein at ease for aye to dwell.
I said, "O Soul, make merry and carouse,
Dear soul, for all is well."
Alfred Tennyson

Pleasure steal away the mind.
Dutch proverb

I am interested in entertaining people, in bringing pleasure, particularly laughter, to others,
rather than being concerned with "expressing" myself with obscure creative impressions.
Walt Disney

It is double pleasure to deceive the deceiver.
Niccolo Machiavelli

Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most
agreeable pursuits become tedious.
Thomas Aquinas

Pleasure is the seed of pain; pain is the seed of pleasure.
Japanese proverb

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

Things that will destroy man: Politics without principle; pleasure without conscience;
wealth without work; knowledge without character; business without morality; science
without humanity; worship without sacrifice.
Mahatma Gandhi

There is no such thing as pure pleasure; some anxiety always goes with it.
Ovid

Those people whom we define as being wealthy get much more pleasure from owning
substantial amounts of appreciable assets than from displaying a high-consumption lifestyle.
Thomas J. Stanley

There's a wonderful truth that's so central to living. I find it extraordinary that schools do not
teach it. The essential truth is this: Each of us has some gift - a talent, a skill, a craft, a
knack - that gives us pleasure and engages us, and the path to our happiness lies within that
gift.
Nick Vujicic

No poems can please for long or live that are written by water-drinkers.
Horace

We are prone to seek immediate pleasure or good, however small, rather than remote pleasure
or good, however vast.
Horace Mann

Happiness is unrepentant pleasure.
Socrates

Each morning when I awake, I experience again a supreme pleasure: that of being Salvador
Dali.
Salvador Dali

Abstainer, n. A weak person who yields to the temptation of denying himself a pleasure. A
total abstainer is one who abstains from everything but abstention, and especially from
inactivity in the affairs of others.
Ambrose Bierce

Short pleasure, long lament.
English proverb

Some of life's best pleasures are its simplest ones. Enrich your life with more of them and
your heart will be happy.
Robin Sharma

Throwing yourself into a job you enjoy in one of life's greatest pleasures.
Sir Richard Branson

Why so many different dishes? Man sinks almost to the level of an animal when eating
becomes his chief pleasure.
Ludwig von Beethoven

In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew
of little things, does the heart find its morning and is refreshed.
Kahlil Gibran

Some persons make promises for the pleasure of breaking them.
William Hazlitt

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