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I have the Pleasure to assure you Congress pay particular
by Abraham Clark

I have the Pleasure to assure you Congress pay particular
Attention to the Defence of New Jersey,
and hitherto have denied us nothing which we have Asked for that Purpose.
- Abraham Clark

As to my Title, I know not yet whether it will be honourable or dishonourable,
the issue of the War must Settle it.
Perhaps our Congress will be Exalted on a high Gallows.
- Abraham Clark

Our fates are in the hands of An Almighty God,
to whom I can with pleasure confide my own;
he can save us,
or destroy us; his Councils are fixed and cannot be disappointed,
and all his designs will be Accomplished.
- Abraham Clark

Appreciate again and again, freshly and naively,
the basic goods of life, with awe,
pleasure, wonder and even ecstasy,
however stale these experiences may have become to others.
- Abraham Maslow

 

Only he is successful in his business who makes that pursuit
which affords him the highest pleasure sustain him.
- Henry David Thoreau

I believe that every human mind feels pleasure
in doing good to another.
- Thomas Jefferson

Pleasure disappoints, possibility never
- Soren Kierkegaard

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Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste
that they hurry past it.
- Soren Kierkegaard

To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act
is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The great pleasure in life is doing
what people say you cannot do.
- Walter Bagehot

A new friend is like new wine;
when it has aged you will drink it with pleasure.
- Ecclesiastes 9:10

If I were to wish for anything,
I should not wish for wealth and power,
but for the passionate sense of potential -
for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible.
Pleasure disappoints; possibility never.
- Soren Kierkegaard

It gives me great pleasure indeed to see the stubbornness
of an incorrigible nonconformist warmly acclaimed.
- Albert Einstein

When one has the feeling of dislike for evil,
when one feels tranquil,
one finds pleasure in listening to good teachings;
when one has these feelings and appreciates them,
one is free of fear.
- The Buddha

There are nine requisites for contented living:
HEALTH enough to make work a pleasure;
WEALTH enough to support your needs;
STRENGTH enough to battle with difficulties and forsake them;
GRACE enough to confess your sins and overcome them;
PATIENCE enough to toil until some good is accomplished;
CHARITY enough to see some good in your neighbor;
LOVE enough to move you to be useful and helpful to others;
FAITH enough to make real the things of God;
HOPE enough to remove all anxious fears concerning the future.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The greatest battle of all is simply... Life.
This is no child's game. This is the big one -
the Super Bowl - the Game of all games.
The rules of Life are unwritten and unknown.
Perhaps, one could say that there are no rules.
The Judge has ultimate power.
She can call the game at any time - for any reason.
The penalties in the Game are completely arbitrary -
in both timing and severity.
Penalty for what, we ask?
The Judge is silent.
How can I win the Game?
"You can never win," comes the answer,
"So just take pleasure in playing the Game."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is no pleasure in having nothing to do;
the fun is in having lots to do and not doing it.
- Mary Wilson Little

My definition of success is to live your life in a way
that causes you to feel a ton of pleasure and very little pain -
and because of your lifestyle, have the people around you feel
a lot more pleasure than they do pain.
- Tony Robbins

Even when poetry has a meaning, as it usually has,
it may be inadvisable to draw it out...
Perfect understanding will sometimes almost extinguish pleasure.
- A. E. Housman

The greatest pleasure when I started making money was
not buying cars or yachts but finding myself able to
have as many freshly typed drafts as possible.
- Gore Vidal

I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure.
- Clarence Darrow

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

Work is not man's punishment.
It is his reward and his strength and his pleasure.
- George Sand

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

When I eat with my friends, it is a moment of real pleasure,
when I really enjoy my life.
- Monica Bellucci

There is more pleasure in loving than in being beloved.
- Thomas Fuller

If it's very painful for you to criticize your friends -
you're safe in doing it.
But if you take the slightest pleasure in it,
that's the time to hold your tongue.
- Alice Duer Miller

Reporters thrive on the world's misfortune.
For this reason they often take an indecent pleasure
in events that dismay the rest of humanity.
- Russell Baker

Just got back from a pleasure trip: I took my mother-in-law to the airport.
- Henny Youngman

Music produces a kind of pleasure
which human nature cannot do without.
- Confucius

Do you know the only thing that gives me pleasure?
It's to see my dividends coming in.
- John D. Rockefeller

God made me fast.
And when I run, I feel His pleasure.
- Eric Liddell

My dreams were all my own; I accounted for them to nobody;
they were my refuge when annoyed -
my dearest pleasure when free.
- Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

I refuse to spend my life worrying about what I eat.
There is no pleasure worth forgoing just for an extra
three years in the geriatric ward.
- John Mortimer

Pain is filtered in a poem so that it becomes finally,
in the end, pleasure.
- Mark Strand

Love ceases to be a pleasure when it ceases to be a secret.
- Aphra Behn

Don't get me wrong, I think bikes are terrific.
I own several of my own, including a trendy mountain style,
and ride them for pleasure and light exercise.
- Brock Yates

Do not bite at the bait of pleasure,
till you know there is no hook beneath it.
- Thomas Jefferson

I want to thank all of the fans and media who made
playing in the NFL such a wonderful experience.
I have had the pleasure of meeting many of them.
- Barry Sanders

Real love is the love that sometimes arises after sensual pleasure:
if it does,
it is immortal; the other kind inevitably goes stale,
for it lies in mere fantasy.
- Giacomo Casanova

In LA, I mean, here's this place full of desperate
and sad people who take their only pleasure from destroying
others for the purposes of their own self-aggrandizement.
- Heather Donahue

If you live for pleasure, your ability to enjoy it
may pass away and your senses grow dim.
- Matthew Simpson

If it doesn't work out there will never be any doubt
that the pleasure was worth all the pain.
- Jimmy Buffett

To the man who loves art for its own sake,
it is frequently in its least important and lowliest
manifestations that the keenest pleasure is to be derived.
- Arthur Conan Doyle

Naturally, business and pleasure can be readily combined,
but a certain balance should exist, and the latter
should not predominate over the former.
- Fredrik Bajer

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

I love good and pleasure, I hate evil and pain,
I want to be happy and I am not mistaken in believing,
that people, angels and even demons have those same inclinations.
- Nicolas Malebranche

I know my corn plants intimately, and I find it a great pleasure to know them.
- Barbara McClintock

Half the pleasure of solitude comes from having with
us some friend to whom we can say how sweet solitude is.
- William Jay

You need great passion, because everything you do with great pleasure,
you do well.
- Juan Manuel Fangio

Book love...
is your pass to the greatest, the purest,
and the most perfect pleasure that God has prepared for His creatures.
- Anthony Trollope

A babe at the breast is as much pleasure as the bearing is pain.
- Marion Zimmer Bradley

Money gives me pleasure all the time.
- Hilaire Belloc

In diving to the bottom of pleasure we bring up more gravel than pearls.
- Honore de Balzac

Our sages of blessed memory have said that we must
not enjoy any pleasure in this world without reciting a blessing.
- Shmuel Y. Agnon

The mere brute pleasure of reading -
the sort of pleasure a cow must have in grazing.
- Lord Chesterfield

First of all, Shakespeare is about pleasure and interest.
He was from the first moment he actually wrote something for the stage,
and he remains so.
- Stephen Greenblatt

Life is essentially a cheat and its conditions are those of defeat;
the redeeming things are not happiness and pleasure
but the deeper satisfactions that come out of struggle.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

Of course, there are many, many musicians whose music gives me pleasure,
but until I make contact with them, musically or personally,
I never assume that anything wonderful will happen.
- Hugh Hopper

Amour is the one human activity of any importance in
which laughter and pleasure preponderate,
if ever so slightly, over misery and pain.
- Aldous Huxley

Pleasure is a shadow, wealth is vanity,
and power a pageant; but knowledge is ecstatic in enjoyment,
perennial in frame, unlimited in space and indefinite in duration.
- DeWitt Clinton

There is some pleasure even in words,
when they bring forgetfulness of present miseries.
- Sophocles

Sometimes, I feel discriminated against,
but it does not make me angry.
It merely astonishes me.
How can any deny themselves the pleasure of my company? It's beyond me.
- Zora Neale Hurston

I am now quite cured of seeking pleasure in society,
be it country or town.
A sensible man ought to find sufficient company in himself.
- Emily Bronte

The test and the use of man's education is that he
finds pleasure in the exercise of his mind.
- Jacques Barzun

People seem to enjoy things more when they know a lot
of other people have been left out of the pleasure.
- Russell Baker

I'd never had so much pleasure with another human being.
- Anne Bancroft

Pleasure becomes a value, a teleological end in itself.
It's probably more Western than U.S.
per se.
- David Foster Wallace

Everything that is new or uncommon raises a pleasure in the imagination,
because it fills the soul with an agreeable surprise,
gratifies its curiosity, and gives it an idea of which
it was not before possessed.
- Joseph Addison

Sex pleasure in woman is a kind of magic spell;
it demands complete abandon; if words or movements
oppose the magic of caresses,
the spell is broken.
- Simone de Beauvoir

For God's sake, if you sin, take pleasure in it,
and do it for the pleasure.
- Gerald Gould


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