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Pleasures Quotes

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

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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

Our pleasures were simple - they included survival.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

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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

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

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

To make pleasures pleasant shortens them.
- Charles Buxton

Simple pleasures were all the pleasures that I knew as a child.
- Willie Stargell

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All earthly delights are sweeter in expectation than in enjoyment;
but all spiritual pleasures more in fruition than in expectation.
- Francois Fenelon

Throw moderation to the winds, and the greatest pleasures
bring the greatest pains.
- Democritus

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

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

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

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

The fruit derived from labor is the sweetest of pleasures.
- Luc de Clapier

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

There are no pleasures in a fight but some of my fights
have been a pleasure to win.
- Muhammad Ali

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future ones.
- Seneca

Man cannot live without joy; therefore when he is deprived
of true spiritual joys it is necessary that he become
addicted to carnal pleasures.
- Thomas Aquinas

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

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

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

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

The human heart has hidden treasures,
In secret kept, in silence sealed; The thoughts,
the hopes, the dreams, the pleasures,
Whose charms were broken if revealed.
- Charlotte Bronte

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

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

I feel like there is always something trying to pull us back into sleep,
that there is this sort of seductive quality in all
the hedonistic pleasures that pull on us.
- Bell Hooks

Religions, which condemn the pleasures of sense,
drive men to seek the pleasures of power.
Throughout history power has been the vice of the ascetic.
- Bertrand Russell

Temperance is a mean with regard to pleasures.
- Aristotle

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

'Tis the sharpness of our mind that gives the edge
to our pains and pleasures.
- Michel de Montaigne

After having won a scepter, few are so generous as
to disdain the pleasures of ruling.
- Pierre Corneille

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

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

As far as pleasures, you've got to have limits.
You shouldn't have too much of good things,
so you'll always have a desire for more and you won't get bored.
- Compay Segundo

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

Diseases are the tax on pleasures.
- John Ray

Come, for my part I will have only those glorious,
manly pleasures of being very drunk,
and very slovenly.
- William Wycherley

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

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

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

Illusion is the first of all pleasures.
- Voltaire

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

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

I can sympathise with people's pains,
but not with their pleasures.
There is something curiously boring about somebody else's happiness.
- Aldous Huxley

One declaims endlessly against the passions;
one imputes all of man's suffering to them.
One forgets that they are also the source of all his pleasures.
- Denis Diderot

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


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