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Marvin J. Ashton Quotes and Sayings

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Pleasure usually takes the form of me and now;
joy is us and always.
- Marvin J. Ashton

Give no time to finding fault of criticism.
- Marvin J. Ashton

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 PHOTO

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A woman is an occasional pleasure but a cigar is always a smoke.
- Groucho Marx

The bourgeois prefers comfort to pleasure,
convenience to liberty, and a pleasant temperature
to the deathly inner consuming fire.
- Hermann Hesse

I have a great mind to believe in Christianity for
the mere pleasure of fancying I may be damned.
- Lord Byron

The vine bears three kinds of grapes:
the first of pleasure,
the second of intoxication, the third of disgust.
- Diogenes

Climbing is unadulterated hard labor.
The only real pleasure is the satisfaction of going
where no man has been before and where few can follow.
- Annie Smith Peck

Every single pleasure I can imagine or have experienced is more delightful,
more of a pleasure, if you take it in small sips,
if you take your time.
Reading is not an exception.
- Amos Oz

The ugly is very appealing to man.
It's instinct.
One shrinks from the ugly, yet wants to look at it.
There's a devilish fascination in it.
We extract pleasure from horror.
- Sonya Levien

Such truth, as opposeth no man's profit,
nor pleasure, is to all men welcome.
- Thomas Hobbes

Pleasure and pain, though directly opposite are contrived
to be constant companions.
- Pierre Charron

Choreography is mentally draining, but there's a pleasure
in getting into the studio with the dancers and the music.
- Alvin Ailey

Speed, it seems to me, provides the one genuinely modern pleasure.
- Aldous Huxley

George Harrison was also a pleasure to work with.
He was one of the most famous people I've ever known,
but in spite of that fame, he was such a nice and friendly guy.
- Alvin Lee

It's the same thing that drives people to want to experience
sexual pleasure or have one too many drinks.
We all want to experience the other,
and to get out of our daily existence.
- Adam Arkin

Ordinarily pleasure and pain are regarded as different from sensations.
- Ernst Mach

I am in no mood to be deceived any longer by the crafty
devil and false character whose greatest pleasure is
to take advantage of everyone.
- Camille Claudel

The first draught serveth for health,
the second for pleasure, the third for shame,
and the fourth for madness.
- Anacharsis

I drive a lot.
Just for pleasure.
Sometimes I'll get in the Cadillac and drive around the city or the country,
kind of trying to get lost basically.
Y'know, just see where roads lead.
- Frank Black

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

It might seem unfair to reward a person for having
so much pleasure over the years,
asking the maize plant to solve specific problems and
then watching its responses.
- Barbara McClintock

If I displayed this cup, I might look at it once or twice a week.
By using it, I get pleasure from it continually.
- Lila Acheson Wallace

I listened to Kelley's record with pleasure.
Great to hear real music with respect for the righteous roots.
Her singing is outstanding - no frills,
down to the bone and intense.
- Jerry Wexler

Alexander at the head of the world never tasted the
true pleasure that boys of his own age have enjoyed at the head of a school.
- Horace Walpole

It is a clear gain to sacrifice pleasure in order to avoid pain.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

I think the writing of literature should give pleasure.
What else should it be about? It is not nuclear physics.
It actually has to give pleasure or it is worth nothing.
- Stephen Greenblatt

The joy of giving is indeed a pleasure,
especially when you get rid of something you don't want.
- Frank Butler

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

Sex: the pleasure is momentary, the position ridiculous,
and the expense damnable.
- Lord Chesterfield

I am happy now, to recall that I was no only his son but his companion,
and whenever there was a hunting expedition or any other pleasure,
I was always with him.
- John Philip Sousa

There is an element of autobiography in all fiction
in that pain or distress,
or pleasure, is based on the author's own.
But in my case that is as far as it goes.
- William Trevor

Finding people who get enormous pleasure from reading
books is a more and more unusual experience,
and so writers just so much want to be heard.
- Susie Bright

All this fuss about sleeping together.
For physical pleasure I'd sooner go to my dentist any day.
- Evelyn Waugh

Literature is my calling To hold up the mirror to my
countrymen comes natural to me;
and in the open field of invention I am not without
hopes of giving them pleasure.
- Thomas Edward Brown

The God of this world is riches, pleasure and pride.
- Martin Luther

To a man of pleasure every moment appears to be lost,
which partakes not of the vivacity of amusement.
- Joseph Addison


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