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Gratification Quotes

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True happiness... is not attained
through self-gratification,
but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
- Helen Keller

Related topics: Values

Many persons have a wrong idea of
what constitutes true happiness.
It is not attained through self-gratification
but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
- Helen Keller

There is a sort of gratification in doing good which
makes us rejoice in ourselves.
- Michel de Montaigne

Theatre is immediate gratification.
- Chita Rivera

 

Instant gratification is not soon enough.
- Meryl Streep

Instant gratification takes too long.
- Carrie Fisher

The possession of land seems to be a greater gratification
to the pride and independence of men.
- George Richards Minot

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As far as show business, it's the gratification of
doing something that pleases the fans.
- Bobby Sherman

I don't understand people whose gratification is a BMW.
You don't know what joy is until you see a kid who
was tortured get adopted by a family.
- Andrew Vachss

The only sensible ends of literature are,
first, the pleasurable toil of writing;
second,
the gratification of one's family and friends;
and lastly,
the solid cash.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

The aim of law is the maximum gratification of the nervous system of man.
- Learned Hand

The gratification comes in the doing,
not in the results.
- James Dean

As we get past our superficial material wants and instant
gratification we connect to a deeper part of ourselves,
as well as to others, and the universe.
- Judith Wright

My scientific studies have afforded me great gratification;
and I am convinced that it will not be long before
the whole world acknowledges the results of my work.
- Gregor Mendel

Nothing is more pleasing and engaging than the sense
of having conferred benefits.
Not even the gratification of receiving them.
- Ellis Peters

The public is usually slow to catch on to new things,
and it's important that musicians stick to their guns
and not look for that instant gratification.
- Greg Ginn

The gratification of wealth is not found in mere possession
or in lavish expenditure,
but in its wise application.
- Miguel de Cervantes

That's the ultimate gratification in any business situation -
do customers buy the product? And do they use it and
do they come back and buy more of it?
- Jim Barksdale

Many are attracted to social service -
the rewards are immediate,
the gratification quick.
But if we have social justice, we won't need social service.
- Julian Bond

Reading a novel in which all characters illustrate patience,
hard work, chastity, and delayed gratification could
be a pretty dull experience.
- Thomas Perry

And yet, in a culture like ours, which is given to material comforts,
and addicted to forms of entertainment that offer immediate gratification,
it is surprising that so much poetry is written.
- Mark Strand

On the one hand, shopping is dependable:
You can do it alone,
if you lose your heart to something that is wrong for you,
you can return it; it's instant gratification and yet
something you buy may well last for years.
- Judith Krantz

I'm good friends with The Rock, and I talk to him all the time.
And he says that, even though his movie career has taken off,
he misses the instant gratification of wrestling,
and the live crowds, and I could see being that way myself.
- Trish Stratus

Because when you have millions of people with this
kind of need for gratification,
and the culture is saying that it's possible for everyone
to satisfy all of their needs and desires all of the time,
there are obviously going to be clashes -
clashes of ego.
- Taylor Hackford

I was induced to establish several orders of merit,
from conviction that emulation, well directed,
becomes a useful servant; and, that the latent genius
of some youth is more easily brought into action this way,
than by the more sordid gratification of self-interest.
- Joseph Lancaster

By continually pushing the message that we have the
right to gratification now,
consumerism at its most expansive encouraged a demand
for fulfillment that could not so easily be contained by products.
- Ellen Willis

I have suffered my self to be politically sacrificed
to save my country from ruin and disgrace and if I
am never a gain elected I will have the gratification
to know that I have done my duty.
- Davy Crockett

The same practice was continued every evening through the whole course,
and with the same success.
Many individuals expressed their gratification at having
discovered such simple means of relieving the tedium of a long discourse.
- George Combe

If a commodity were in no way useful,
- in other words, if it could in no way contribute to our gratification,
- it would be destitute of exchangeable value,
however scarce it might be, or whatever quantity of
labour might be necessary to procure it.
- David Ricardo

Worldly pleasures, such as flow from greatness,
riches, honours, and sensual gratifications,
are infinitely worse than none.
- David Brainerd

All this worldly wisdom was once
the unamiable heresy of some wise man.
- Henry David Thoreau

All endeavors which are directed to a purely worldly end,
contain within themselves the seeds of their own corruption.
- Theodore H. White

A person acting from a motivation
of contribution and service
rises to such a level of moral authority
that worldly success is a natural result.
- Marianne Williamson

Spirit is always waiting to rush into us,
but we are too full of worldly things.
It is like trying to pour fine wine into a cup filled with mud -
the wine is waiting, but the mud must be removed first.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If family violence teaches children that might makes right at home,
how will we hope to cure the futile impulse to solve
worldly conflicts with force?
- Letty Cottin Pogrebin

You must not forget that you have been given worldly
means to use and employ against human arrogance and wrong.
- Knute Nelson

Be wisely worldly, but not worldly wise.
- Francis Quarles

From a worldly point of view, there is no mistake so
great as that of being always right.
- Samuel Butler

Great men, unknown to their generation,
have their fame among the great who have preceded them,
and all true worldly fame subsides
from their high estimate beyond the stars.
- Henry David Thoreau

Nothing is sadder than having worldly standards without worldly means.
- Van Wyck Brooks

I've been to MTV and all of that worldly stuff.
It's death.
It's meaningless.
- Stephen Baldwin

But in Christianity, by contrast, the freedom of the
children of God was also freedom from all important worldly interests,
from all art and science, etc.
- Bruno Bauer

As preachers of the gospel of Jesus,
do not expect worldly honors: these Jesus Christ neither took to himself,
nor gave to his disciples.
- Adam Clarke

I have no agenda except to be funny.
Neither I or the writers profess to offer any worldly wisdom.
- Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Alas!
if the principles of contentment are not within us,
the height of station and worldly grandeur will as
soon add a cubit to a man's stature as to his happiness.
- Laurence Sterne

Worldly faces never look so worldly as at a funeral.
They have the same effect of grating incongruity as
the sound of a coarse voice breaking the solemn silence of night.
- George Eliot

In all worldly things that a man pursues with the greatest
eagerness he finds not half the pleasure in the possession
that he proposed to himself in the expectation.
- Robert South

I was trying to be very at ease in this arrogant person,
and very worldly, but something human came into the part.
I hate to say that.
I wanted to be totally worldly.
- Leslie Caron

Death is not more certainly a separation of our souls
from our bodies than the Christian life is a separation
of our souls from worldly tempers,
vain indulgences, and unnecessary cares.
- William Law

Worldly fame is but a breath of wind that blows now this way,
and now that, and changes name as it changes direction.
- Dante Alighieri

I care not how worldly you may be: there are times
when all distinctions seem like dust,
and when at the graves of the great you dream of a coming country,
where your proudest hopes shall be dimmed forever.
- Donald G. Mitchell

Though everything else may appear shallow and repulsive,
even the smallest task in music is so absorbing,
and carries us so far away from town,
country, earth, and all worldly things,
that it is truly a blessed gift of God.
- Felix Mendelssohn

All men and women are born, live, suffer and die;
what distinguishes us one from another is our dreams,
whether they be dreams about worldly or unworldly things,
and what we do to make them come about.
We do not choose to be born.
We do not choose our parents.
We do not choose our historical epoch,
the country of our birth,
or the immediate circumstances of our upbringing.
We do not, most of us, choose to die;
nor do we choose the time and conditions of our death.
But within this realm of choicelessness, we do choose how we live.
- Joseph Epstein

I like when my man is worldly, knows the finer things in life,
is well traveled, educated.
It's important to me that he's able to talk to all types of people,
from doctors to dishwashers.
- Kiana Tom

I find that to be a fool as to worldly wisdom,
and to commit my cause to God, not fearing to offend men,
who take offence at the simplicity of truth,
is the only way to remain unmoved at the sentiments of others.
- John Woolman

This, and this alone, is Christianity,
a universal holiness in every part of life,
a heavenly wisdom in all our actions,
not conforming to the spirit and temper of the world
but turning all worldly enjoyments into means of piety and devotion to God.
- William Law

There is pleasure when a sore is scratched,
But to be without sores is more pleasurable still.
Just so, there are pleasures in worldly desires,
But to be without desires is more pleasurable still.
- Nagarjuna

For in every particular of the Word there is an internal
sense which treats of things spiritual and heavenly,
not of things natural and worldly, such as are treated
of in the sense of the letter.
- Emanuel Swedenborg

Since, therefore, no man is born without faults,
and he is esteemed the best whose errors are the least,
let the wise man consider everything human as connected with himself;
for in worldly affairs there is no perfect happiness under heaven.
- Giraldus Cambrensis

Yet, so far from laboring to know the forbidden tree
of worldly pleasures and its various fruits,
man gives himself up to a careless and thoughtless state of life,
and yields to the lust of the flesh,
not considering that this lust is really the forbidden tree.
- Johann Arndt

God says he will never be satisfied with the infidels.
In terms of worldly affairs, America is very strong.
Even if it were twice as strong or twice that,
it could not be strong enough to defeat us.
We are confident that no one can harm us if God is with us.
- Mohammed Omar

So that godly sorrow may be discerned by this train
of graces wherewith it is accompanied,
that worldly sorrow wants, at least in the truth of them,
though it may have some shadows of them.
- Thomas Hooker

You say that your hope is in God, and he will,
I am sure, stand by you.
But you must not forget that you have been given worldly
means to use and employ against human arrogance and wrong;
it is necessary to see such things with a broad mind in order to oppose them.
- Knute Nelson

Worldly wealth is the Devil's bait; and those whose
minds feed upon riches recede,
in general, from real happiness, in proportion as their stores increase,
as the moon, when she is fullest, is farthest from the sun.
- Robert Burton

I get the greatest feeling when I'm singing.
It's other-worldly.
Your feet are anchored into the Earth and into this
energy force that comes up through your feet and goes
up the top of your head and maybe you're holding hands
with the angels or the stars,
I have no idea.
- Cyndi Lauper

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

He who is contented is rich.
- Lao Tzu

When It's Darkest, Men See the Stars.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Happiness walks on busy feet.
- Kitte Turmell

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama


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