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Pleasures Quotes

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Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Related topics: Inspirational Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology

It is of the small joys and little pleasures
that the greatest of our days are built.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

That man is rich whose pleasures are the cheapest.
- Henry David Thoreau

Service which is rendered without joy
helps neither the servant nor the served.
But all other pleasures and possessions
pale into nothingness before service
which is rendered in a spirit of joy.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

 

God Almighty first planted a garden.
And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures.
- Francis Bacon

What if happiness were found in the serenity of simple pleasures.
What if we didn't need the newest gizmo... the highest high?
What if happiness is in the air we breathe...
slowly, deeply, and consciously?
What if happiness is one fresh grape, savored with gratitude?
What if happiness is in our oneness with all creation?
What if happiness is about enjoying life exactly as it comes to us -
without chasing after it?
What if happiness is something we CHOOSE...
regardless of our circumstances?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is more difference in the quality
of our pleasures than in the amount.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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If one oversteps the bounds of moderation,
the greatest pleasures cease to please.
- Epictetus

It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures,
but the foolish to be a slave to them.
- Epictetus

Illusion is the first of all pleasures.
- Voltaire

If pleasures are greatest in anticipation,
just remember that this is also true of trouble.
- Elbert Hubbard

When from our better selves we have too long been parted by the hurrying world,
and droop.
Sick of its business, of its pleasures tired,
how gracious, how benign in solitude.
- William Wordsworth

It's true Heaven forbids some pleasures,
but a compromise can usually be found.
- Moliere

Old age has its pleasures, which, though different,
are not less than the pleasures of youth.
- W. Somerset Maugham

Solitude sharpens awareness of small pleasures otherwise lost.
- Kevin Patterson

Travel is the most private of pleasures.
There is no greater bore than the travel bore.
We do not in the least want to hear what he has seen in Hong-Kong.
- Vita Sackville-West

The pleasures of the mighty are obtained by the tears of the poor.
- Samuel Richardson

Pleasures are always children, pains always have wrinkles.
- Joseph Joubert

In everything, satiety closely follows the greatest pleasures.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

It is also one of the pleasures of oral biography,
in that the reader, rather than editor,
is jury.
- George Plimpton

For pleasures past I do not grieve, nor perils gathering near;
My greatest grief is that I leave nothing that claims a tear.
- Lord Byron

To make pleasures pleasant shortens them.
- Charles Buxton

Incredulity robs us of many pleasures,
and gives us nothing in return.
- James Russell Lowell

Revision is one of the exquisite pleasures of writing.
- Bernard Malamud

This sense of power is the highest and best of pleasures
when the belief on which it is founded is a true belief,
and has been fairly earned by investigation.
- William Kingdon Clifford

Simply enjoy life and the great pleasures that come with it.
- Karolina Kurkova

First our pleasures die - and then our hopes,
and then our fears - and when these are dead,
the debt is due dust claims dust - and we die too.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

However, the difficulties and pleasures of the writing
itself are similar for a novel with a historical setting
and a novel with a contemporary setting,
as far as I'm concerned.
- Helen Dunmore

We tire of those pleasures we take, but never of those we give.
- John Petit-Senn

The greatest pleasures are only narrowly separated from disgust.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Being a Brady comes with it's pleasures and its baggage.
I'm not one given to a lack of privacy and invasion.
- Christopher Knight

One of the many pleasures of old age is giving things up.
- Malcolm Muggeridge

Pains of love be sweeter far than all other pleasures are.
- John Dryden

Fresh air is good if you do not take too much of it;
most of the achievements and pleasures of life are in bad air.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

I'm doing a book, 'Chasing Science,' about the pleasures
of science as a spectator sport.
- Frederik Pohl

The pleasures of love are always in proportion to our fears.
- Stendhal

Come live with me and be my love, And we will all the pleasures prove,
That valleys, groves, hills, and fields,
Woods, or steepy mountain yields.
- Christopher Marlowe

Boundaries are to protect life, not to limit pleasures.
- Edwin Louis Cole

Sensual pleasures have the fleeting brilliance of a comet;
a happy marriage has the tranquillity of a lovely sunset.
- Ann Landers

It is books that teach us to refine our pleasures when young,
and to recall them with satisfaction when we are old.
- Leigh Hunt

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

Film is fragmented and gets into lots of other people's hands.
There are a lot of pleasures that theatre gives me.
You get to perform uninterrupted.
- Willem Dafoe

A man will renounce any pleasures you like but he will
not give up his suffering.
- G. I. Gurdjieff

Business is always interfering with pleasure -
but it makes other pleasures possible.
- William Feather

Pleasures flit by - they are only for yourself;
work leaves a mark of long-lasting joy,
work is for others.
- Dmitri Mendeleev

We forget our pleasures, we remember our sufferings.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Forbidden pleasures alone are loved immoderately;
when lawful,
they do not excite desire.
- Marcus Fabius Quintilian

One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.
- Jane Austen

To torture a man you have to know his pleasures.
- Stanislaw Lem

One of the most lasting pleasures you can experience
is the feeling that comes over you when you genuinely forgive an enemy -
whether he knows it or not.
- Orlando A. Battista

Look at the means which a man employs,
consider his motives, observe his pleasures.
A man simply cannot conceal himself!
- Confucius

True, Heaven prohibits certain pleasures;
but one can generally negotiate a compromise.
- Moliere

Put this restriction on your pleasures,
be cautious that they injure no being that lives.
- John Zimmerman

One of the pleasures of being a Jew,
I don't have to tell you,
it allows you anti-Semitism.
- Joseph Epstein

One of my greatest pleasures is falling into a story
someone else has written.
- Nora Roberts

The important question is not, what will yield to man
a few scattered pleasures,
but what will render his life happy on the whole amount.
- Joseph Addison

The richness of the world, all artificial pleasures,
have the taste of sickness and give off a smell of
death in the face of certain spiritual possessions.
- Georges Rouault

There cannot live a more unhappy creature than an ill-natured old man,
who is neither capable of receiving pleasures,
nor sensible of conferring them on others.
- William Temple

I loved the house the way you would any new house,
because it is populated by your future,
the family of children who will fill it with noise
or chaos and satisfying busy pleasures.
- Jane Smiley

Temperance is a mean with regard to pleasures.
- Aristotle

By recollecting the pleasures I have had formerly,
I renew them, I enjoy them a second time,
while I laugh at the remembrance of troubles now past,
and which I no longer feel.
- Giacomo Casanova

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

Objects we ardently pursue bring little happiness when gained;
most of our pleasures come from unexpected sources.
- Herbert Spencer

Poor is the man whose pleasures depend on the permission of another.
- Madonna Ciccone

No sane man can afford to dispense with debilitating pleasures;
no ascetic can be considered reliably sane.
- Robert M. Parker, Jr.

Tranquil pleasures last the longest;
we are not fitted to bear the burden of great joys.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

The habit of reading is the only enjoyment in which there is no alloy;
it lasts when all other pleasures fade.
- Anthony Trollope

The pleasures of the imagination are as it were only
drawings and models which are played with by poor people
who cannot afford the real thing.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

If we seek the pleasures of love, passion should be occasional,
and common sense continual.
- Robertson Davies

Good fellowship and friendship are lasting,
rational and manly pleasures.
- William Wycherley

I sometimes wander whether all pleasures are not substitutes for joy.
- C. S. Lewis


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