Pleasure - Quotes


I wish I could throw off the thoughts which poison my happiness, but I take a kind of pleasure in indulging them.

Frédéric Chopin

We are an intelligent species and the use of our intelligence quite properly gives us pleasure. In this respect the brain is like a muscle. When we think well, we feel good. Understanding is a kind of ecstasy.

Carl Sagan

Anyone who has got any pleasure at all from living should try to put something back.

Gerald Durrell

False facts are highly injurious to the progress of science, for they often endure long; but false views, if supported by some evidence, do little harm, for everyone takes a salutory pleasure in proving their falseness; and when this is done, one path toward errors is closed and the road to truth is often at the same time opened.

Charles Darwin

Jealousy in romance is like salt in food. A little can enhance the savor, but too much can spoil the pleasure and, under certain circumstances, can be life-threatening.

Maya Angelou

Pleasure is always derived from something outside you, whereas joy arises from within.

Eckhart Tolle

Life is both pain and pleasure. If this is the price you must pay for the hours you enjoy, is it too much?

Christopher Paolini

Of my sad heart - you're the pleasure,
You're my soul's fondest desire -
You're my good cheer without measure
You're the Godsend I require...

Bálint Balassi

Poetry is the art of uniting pleasure with truth, by calling imagination to the help of reason.

Samuel Johnson

The essence of athletics is the pleasure you can get out of it.

Arthur Lydiard

Happiness is different from pleasure. Happiness has something to do with struggling and enduring and accomplishing.

George Sheehan

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

Walter Bagehot

The essence of pleasure is spontaneity.

Germaine Greer

There is something self-defeating in the too-conscious pursuit of pleasure.

Max Eastman

The secret of life is to appreciate the pleasure of being terribly, terribly deceived.

Oscar Wilde


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