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Motivational Pleasure Quotes

May these quotes about Pleasure inspire and motivate you.

Appreciate again and again, freshly and naively,
the basic goods of life, with awe,
pleasure, wonder and even ecstasy,
however stale these experiences may have become to others.
- Abraham Maslow

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

Only he is successful in his business who makes that pursuit
which affords him the highest pleasure sustain him.
- Henry David Thoreau

A new friend is like new wine;
when it has aged you will drink it with pleasure.
- Ecclesiastes 9:10


 

I believe that every human mind feels pleasure
in doing good to another.
- Thomas Jefferson

It gives me great pleasure indeed to see the stubbornness
of an incorrigible nonconformist warmly acclaimed.
- Albert Einstein

Pleasure disappoints, possibility never
- Soren Kierkegaard


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Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste
that they hurry past it.
- Soren Kierkegaard

If I were to wish for anything,
I should not wish for wealth and power,
but for the passionate sense of potential -
for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible.
Pleasure disappoints; possibility never.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Do not bite at the bait of pleasure,
till you know there is no hook beneath it.
- Thomas Jefferson

My definition of success is to live your life in a way
that causes you to feel a ton of pleasure and very little pain -
and because of your lifestyle, have the people around you feel
a lot more pleasure than they do pain.
- Tony Robbins

To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act
is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

There is no pleasure in having nothing to do;
the fun is in having lots to do and not doing it.
- Mary Wilson Little

When one has the feeling of dislike for evil,
when one feels tranquil,
one finds pleasure in listening to good teachings;
when one has these feelings and appreciates them,
one is free of fear.
- The Buddha

Just got back from a pleasure trip: I took my mother-in-law to the airport.
- Henny Youngman

The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
- Leonardo da Vinci

I refuse to spend my life worrying about what I eat.
There is no pleasure worth forgoing just for an extra
three years in the geriatric ward.
- John Mortimer

Allow the president to invade a neighboring nation,
whenever he shall deem it necessary to repel an invasion,
and you allow him to do so whenever he may choose
to say he deems it necessary for such a purpose -
and you allow him to make war at pleasure.
- Abraham Lincoln

The greatest pleasure when I started making money was
not buying cars or yachts but finding myself able to
have as many freshly typed drafts as possible.
- Gore Vidal

Pain is filtered in a poem so that it becomes finally,
in the end, pleasure.
- Mark Strand

The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure.
- Dale Carnegie

There is more pleasure in loving than in being beloved.
- Thomas Fuller

Even when poetry has a meaning, as it usually has,
it may be inadvisable to draw it out...
Perfect understanding will sometimes almost extinguish pleasure.
- A. E. Housman

When I eat with my friends, it is a moment of real pleasure,
when I really enjoy my life.
- Monica Bellucci

The greatest battle of all is simply... Life.
This is no child's game. This is the big one -
the Super Bowl - the Game of all games.
The rules of Life are unwritten and unknown.
Perhaps, one could say that there are no rules.
The Judge has ultimate power.
She can call the game at any time - for any reason.
The penalties in the Game are completely arbitrary -
in both timing and severity.
Penalty for what, we ask?
The Judge is silent.
How can I win the Game?
"You can never win," comes the answer,
"So just take pleasure in playing the Game."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

God made me fast.
And when I run, I feel His pleasure.
- Eric Liddell

Work is not man's punishment.
It is his reward and his strength and his pleasure.
- George Sand

Do you know the only thing that gives me pleasure?
It's to see my dividends coming in.
- John D. Rockefeller

My dreams were all my own; I accounted for them to nobody;
they were my refuge when annoyed -
my dearest pleasure when free.
- Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure.
- Clarence Darrow

Don't get me wrong, I think bikes are terrific.
I own several of my own, including a trendy mountain style,
and ride them for pleasure and light exercise.
- Brock Yates

Liberty is to the collective body,
what health is to every individual body.
Without health no pleasure can be tasted by man;
without liberty, no happiness can be enjoyed by society.
- Thomas Jefferson

Reporters thrive on the world's misfortune.
For this reason they often take an indecent pleasure
in events that dismay the rest of humanity.
- Russell Baker

Love ceases to be a pleasure when it ceases to be a secret.
- Aphra Behn

If it's very painful for you to criticize your friends -
you're safe in doing it.
But if you take the slightest pleasure in it,
that's the time to hold your tongue.
- Alice Duer Miller

Music produces a kind of pleasure
which human nature cannot do without.
- Confucius

Wisely used history can give pleasure and provide us with a useful tool;
but we should not become its slaves.
- Douglas Hurd

The act of conducting in itself, of waving my arms
in the air and being in charge,
I didn't miss.
I missed the sensual pleasure of being in contact with music.
- Esa-Pekka Salonen

A babe at the breast is as much pleasure as the bearing is pain.
- Marion Zimmer Bradley

I don't believe for one moment you can write well what
you wouldn't read for pleasure.
- Nora Roberts

It's a great pleasure having survived six generations of TV critics.
- Geraldo Rivera

But what is drama? Broadly speaking,
it is whatever by imitative action rouses interest or gives pleasure.
- George P. Baker

Every single pleasure I can imagine or have experienced is more delightful,
more of a pleasure, if you take it in small sips,
if you take your time.
Reading is not an exception.
- Amos Oz

Clever people seem not to feel the natural pleasure of bewilderment,
and are always answering questions when the chief relish
of a life is to go on asking them.
- Frank Moore Colby

It's such a pleasure to work in these movies,
it's almost like it's not really happening.
- Fred Willard

One does not get better but different and older and
that is always a pleasure.
- Gertrude Stein

Fashion is very important.
It is life-enhancing and, like everything that gives pleasure,
it is worth doing well.
- Vivienne Westwood

Happiness is different from pleasure.
Happiness has something to do with struggling and enduring and accomplishing.
- George A. Sheehan

Pleasure resorts are like film stars and royalty...
embarrassed by the figures they cut in the fantasies
of people who have never met them.
- Doris Lessing

Book love...
is your pass to the greatest, the purest,
and the most perfect pleasure that God has prepared for His creatures.
- Anthony Trollope

Eroticism has its own moral justification because it
says that pleasure is enough for me;
it is a statement of the individual's sovereignty.
- Mario Vargas Llosa

When I'm depressed and I feel low thinking that good
movies are not made any more,
then I put on his movies and I watch them.
I laugh and I cry and I have great pleasure.
- Geraldine Chaplin

According to your sympathy, you will take pleasure
in your own happiness or in the happiness of other people;
but it is always your own happiness you seek.
- John Buchanan Robinson

It is not sex that gives the pleasure,
but the lover.
- Marge Piercy

People don't understand that it was maybe my biggest
pleasure to drive an F1 car when it's wet.
- Alain Prost

If you live for pleasure, your ability to enjoy it
may pass away and your senses grow dim.
- Matthew Simpson

A simple enough pleasure, surely, to have breakfast
alone with one's husband,
but how seldom married people in the midst of life achieve it.
- Anne Spencer

We cannot be more sensitive to pleasure without being more sensitive to pain.
- Alan Watts

I wish thee as much pleasure in the reading,
as I had in the writing.
- Francis Quarles

That pleasure which is at once the most pure,
the most elevating and the most intense,
is derived, I maintain, from the contemplation of the beautiful.
- Edgar Allan Poe

Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing
nor that but simply growth,
We are happy when we are growing.
- William Butler Yeats

Pain has its reasons, pleasure is totally indifferent.
- Francis Picabia

Alexander at the head of the world never tasted the
true pleasure that boys of his own age have enjoyed at the head of a school.
- Horace Walpole

There is a pleasure in being mad which none but madmen know.
- John Dryden

Naturally, business and pleasure can be readily combined,
but a certain balance should exist, and the latter
should not predominate over the former.
- Fredrik Bajer

Novelty is the great parent of pleasure.
- Robert South

I never wanted to see anybody die, but there are a
few obituary notices I have read with pleasure.
- Clarence Darrow

Surprises are foolish things.
The pleasure is not enhanced, and the inconvenience is often considerable.
- Jane Austen

The man whose only pleasure in life is making money,
weighs less on the moral scale than an angleworm.
- Josh Billings

I just think it's fun to remind people that good television
has exited and it can exist again and just to give
them pleasure and enjoy it and make them laugh.
- Jenna Elfman

The test and the use of man's education is that he
finds pleasure in the exercise of his mind.
- Jacques Barzun


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