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 :: Famous Quotations Topic: Pleasure (85 Quotations)

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A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
~ Walter Bagehot

 

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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

 

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A fool bolts pleasure, then complains of moral indigestion.
~ Minna Antrim

 

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The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain.
~ Aristotle

 

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

 

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In diving to the bottom of pleasure we bring up more gravel than pearls.
~ Honore De Balzac

 

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Pleasure is continually disappointed, reduced, deflated, in favor of strong, noble values: Truth, Death, Progress, Struggle, Joy, etc. Its victorious rival is Desire: we are always being told about Desire, never about Pleasure.
~ Roland Barthes

 

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Pleasure only starts once the worm has got into the fruit, to become delightful happiness must be tainted with poison.
~ Georges Bataille

 

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It is within the experience of everyone that when pleasure and pain reach a certain intensity they are indistinguishable.
~ Arnold Bennett

 

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He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man.
~ Bible

 

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Stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant. [Proverbs 9:17]
~ Bible

 

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Don't mistake pleasure for happiness. They are a different breed of dogs.
~ Josh Billings

 

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Draw your pleasure, paint your pleasure, and express your pleasure strongly.
~ Pierre Bonnard

 

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For the rational, psychologically healthy man, the desire for pleasure is the desire to celebrate his control over reality. For the neurotic, the desire for pleasure is the desire to escape from reality.
~ Nathaniel Branden

 

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We enjoy the process far more than the proceeds.
~ Warren Buffett

 

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A life of pleasure makes even the strongest mind frivolous at last.
~ Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

 

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The rule of my life is to make business a pleasure, and pleasure my business.
~ Aaron Burr

 

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For most men, and most circumstances, pleasure --tangible material prosperity in this world --is the safest test of virtue. Progress has ever been through the pleasures rather than through the extreme sharp virtues, and the most virtuous have leaned to excess rather than to asceticism.
~ Samuel Butler

 

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To make pleasures pleasant shorten them.
~ Charles Buxton

 

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There is no sterner moralist than pleasure.
~ Lord Byron

 

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