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To a man of pleasure every moment appears to be lost, which partakes not of the vivacity of amusement.

Tags: Lost, Moment  ✍ Author: Joseph Addison

Mysterious love, uncertain treasure, hast thou more of pain or pleasure! Endless torments dwell about thee: Yet who would live, and live without thee!

Tags: Love, Pain  ✍ Author: Joseph Addison

Passion is all but soft, it's not tender, it's violence to which you get hooked by pleasure.

Tags: Passion, Violence  ✍ Author: Isabelle Adjani

The gods look in pleasure on penitent sinners.

Tags: Gods, Sinners  ✍ Author: Theodor Adorno

Choreography is mentally draining, but there's a pleasure in getting into the studio with the dancers and the music.

Tags: Getting, Music  ✍ Author: Alvin Ailey

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

Tags: Fight, Win  ✍ Author: Muhammad Ali

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

Tags: Foolish, Often  ✍ Author: Jane Austen

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

Tags: Great, Indeed  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

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

Tags: Beneath, Bite  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

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

Tags: Balance, Business  ✍ Author: Fredrik Bajer

Back through the ages of barbarism and civilization, in all tongues, we find this instinctive pleasure in the imitative action that is the very essence of all drama.

Tags: Action, Drama  ✍ Author: George Pierce Baker

Painting is a source of endless pleasure, but also of great anguish.

Tags: Great, Painting  ✍ Author: Balthus

To kill a relative of whom you are tired is something. But to inherit his property afterwards, that is genuine pleasure.

Tags: Genuine, Tired  ✍ Author: Honore de Balzac

In diving to the bottom of pleasure we bring up more gravel than pearls.

Tags: Bottom, Bring  ✍ Author: Honore de Balzac

I'd never had so much pleasure with another human being.

Tags: Another, Human  ✍ Author: Anne Bancroft

In love, as in gluttony, pleasure is a matter of the utmost precision.

Tags: Love, Matter  ✍ Author: Italo Calvino

What we are only now beginning to fully realize is that in seeking material pleasure too constantly, the capacity for enjoyment or fulfillment decreases and eventually becomes exhausted.

Tags: Beginning, Realize  ✍ Author: Alex Campbell

I just don't want anyone messing around with my pure smoking pleasure.

Tags: Anyone, Smoking  ✍ Author: Joseph Cannon

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

Tags: Art, Giving  ✍ Author: Dale Carnegie

The mere brute pleasure of reading the sort of pleasure a cow must have in grazing.

Tags: Cow, Reading  ✍ Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton

Animation offers a medium of story telling and visual entertainment which can bring pleasure and information to people of all ages everywhere in the world.

Tags: Bring, Story  ✍ Author: Walt Disney

To the man who loves art for its own sake, it is frequently in its least important and lowliest manifestations that the keenest pleasure is to be derived.

Tags: Art, Loves  ✍ Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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Who ever said that pleasure wasn't functional?

Tags: Functional, Said  ✍ Author: Charles Eames

Business was his aversion; Pleasure was his business.

Tags: Aversion, Business  ✍ Author: Maria Edgeworth

You need great passion, because everything you do with great pleasure, you do well.

Tags: Great, Passion  ✍ Author: Juan Manuel Fangio

Had we not faults of our own, we should take less pleasure in complaining of others.

Tags: Less, Others  ✍ Author: Leo Fender

It is twice the pleasure to deceive the deceiver.

Tags: Deceive, Twice  ✍ Author: Jean de La Fontaine

It is a double pleasure to deceive the deceiver.

Tags: Deceive, Double  ✍ Author: Jean de La Fontaine

Many a man thinks he is buying pleasure, when he is really selling himself to it.

Tags: Himself, Thinks  ✍ Author: Benjamin Franklin

There is more pleasure in loving than in being beloved.

Tags: Love, Loving  ✍ Author: Thomas Fuller

My extravagance is my garden - it's the first thing I look at every morning when I wake up. It gives me so much pleasure.

Tags: Garden, Morning  ✍ Author: Ina Garten

I've learnt and I just want to be respected for what I've achieved on the pitch. I know I haven't achieved much off it but I do know I've given pleasure to people watching me play football over the years.

Tags: Football, Off  ✍ Author: Paul Gascoigne

Some people break promises for the pleasure of breaking them.

Tags: Break, Promises  ✍ Author: William Hazlitt

The person whose doors I enter with most pleasure, and quit with most regret, never did me the smallest favor.

Tags: Quit, Regret  ✍ Author: William Hazlitt

Thought is the labor of the intellect, reverie is its pleasure.

Tags: Labor, Thought  ✍ Author: Victor Hugo

Speed provides the one genuinely modern pleasure.

Tags: Modern, Speed  ✍ Author: Aldous Huxley

Speed, it seems to me, provides the one genuinely modern pleasure.

Tags: Modern, Seems  ✍ Author: Aldous Huxley

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

Tags: Fun, Lots  ✍ Author: Andrew Jackson

Redeeming subjects from cliche is its own pleasure and privilege.

Tags: Cliche, Privilege  ✍ Author: Kay Redfield Jamison

Pleasure is the carrot dangled to lead the ass to market; or the precipice.

Tags: Lead, Market  ✍ Author: Robinson Jeffers

I find pleasure in things that are simple.

Tags: Simple  ✍ Author: Stephan Jenkins

When a man says he had pleasure with a woman he does not mean conversation.

Tags: Mean, Woman  ✍ Author: Samuel Johnson

If pleasure was not followed by pain, who would forbear it?

Tags: Followed, Pain  ✍ Author: Samuel Johnson

Irresponsibility is part of the pleasure of all art; it is the part the schools cannot recognize.

Tags: Art, Cannot  ✍ Author: James Joyce

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

Tags: Men, Past  ✍ Author: Soren Kierkegaard

The God of this world is riches, pleasure and pride.

Tags: God, Pride  ✍ Author: Martin Luther

The puritan hated bear baiting, not because it gave pain to the bear, but because it gave pleasure to the spectators.

Tags: Gave, Pain  ✍ Author: Rose Macaulay

The Puritan hated bear-baiting, not because it gave pain to the bear, but because it gave pleasure to the spectators.

Tags: Gave, Pain  ✍ Author: Thomas Macaulay

Ordinarily pleasure and pain are regarded as different from sensations.

Tags: Pain, Sensations  ✍ Author: Ernst Mach

It is double pleasure to deceive the deceiver.

Tags: Deceive, Double  ✍ Author: Niccolo Machiavelli

It is one of man's curious idiosyncrasies to create difficulties for the pleasure of resolving them.

Tags: Create, Curious  ✍ Author: Joseph de Maistre

A woman is an occasional pleasure but a cigar is always a smoke.

Tags: Smoke, Woman  ✍ Author: Groucho Marx

No pleasure has any savor for me without communication.

Tags: Communication, Savor  ✍ Author: Michel de Montaigne

There is pleasure when a sore is scratched, But to be without sores is more pleasurable still. Just so, there are pleasures in worldly desires, But to be without desires is more pleasurable still.

Tags: Desires, Worldly  ✍ Author: Ralph Nader

Virtue is its own reward, and brings with it the truest and highest pleasure; but if we cultivate it only for pleasure's sake, we are selfish, not religious, and will never gain the pleasure, because we can never have the virtue.

Tags: Religious, Selfish  ✍ Author: John Henry Newman

I'm not sure the risks I take are any different from what other writers take, since we all serve at the pleasure of the reader.

Tags: Since, Sure  ✍ Author: Stewart O\'Nan

There is no such thing as pure pleasure; some anxiety always goes with it.

Tags: Anxiety, Goes  ✍ Author: James Otis

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.

Tags: Beautiful, Once  ✍ Author: Edgar Allan Poe

People can have many different kinds of pleasure. The real one is that for which they will forsake the others.

Tags: Others, Real  ✍ Author: Marcel Proust

Lies are essential to humanity. They are perhaps as important as the pursuit of pleasure and moreover are dictated by that pursuit.

Tags: Humanity, Lies  ✍ Author: Marcel Proust

Luxury is an enticing pleasure, a bastard mirth, which hath honey in her mouth, gall in her heart, and a sting in her tail.

Tags: Heart, Her  ✍ Author: Francis Quarles

I don't feel guilty in having pleasure!

Tags: Guilty  ✍ Author: Paula Radcliffe

If I see an orchid that's fantastically expensive, I'll buy it. It's worth it, for no other reason than it gives me pleasure.

Tags: Reason, Worth  ✍ Author: Lee Radziwill

If we had no faults of our own, we should not take so much pleasure in noticing those in others.

Tags: Faults, Others  ✍ Author: Francois de La Rochefoucauld

I can think of nothing less pleasurable than a life devoted to pleasure.

Tags: Less, Life  ✍ Author: John D. Rockefeller

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

Tags: Coming, Finance  ✍ Author: John D. Rockefeller

Take from the philosopher the pleasure of being heard and his desire for knowledge ceases.

Tags: Desire, Knowledge  ✍ Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau

There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge.

Tags: Knowledge, Useless  ✍ Author: Bertrand Russell

It is always by way of pain one arrives at pleasure.

Tags: Pain  ✍ Author: Marquis de Sade

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

Tags: Strength, Work  ✍ Author: George Sand

Prosperity is the measure or touchstone of virtue, for it is less difficult to bear misfortune than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.

Tags: Difficult, Less  ✍ Author: Jorma Taccone

It is less difficult to bear misfortunes than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.

Tags: Difficult, Less  ✍ Author: Jorma Taccone

Show me another pleasure like dinner which comes every day and lasts an hour.

Tags: Another, Show  ✍ Author: Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.

Tags: Joy, Noblest  ✍ Author: Leonardo da Vinci

Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity.

Tags: Drinking, God  ✍ Author: Voltaire

This self-love is the instrument of our preservation; it resembles the provision for the perpetuity of mankind: it is necessary, it is dear to us, it gives us pleasure, and we must conceal it.

Tags: Mankind, Necessary  ✍ Author: Voltaire

There's a pleasure in being reminded of the value of ordinary life.

Tags: Life, Value  ✍ Author: John E. Walker

Pleasure becomes a value, a teleological end in itself. It's probably more Western than U.S. per se.

Tags: End, Value  ✍ Author: David Foster Wallace

The vocabulary of pleasure depends on the imagery of pain.

Tags: Depends, Pain  ✍ Author: Marina Warner

He who eats with most pleasure is he who least requires sauce.

Tags: Eats, Sauce  ✍ Author: Francis Xavier

And going into my studio at night, particularly at night when everybody's asleep, is just a total pleasure for me.

Tags: Everybody, Night  ✍ Author: Yanni

A man of pleasure is a man of pains.

Tags: Pains  ✍ Author: Edward Young

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

Tags: Took, Travel  ✍ Author: Henny Youngman

I confess that I listen to my own music for my own pleasure.

Tags: Listen, Music  ✍ Author: Herb Alpert

A fool bolts pleasure, then complains of moral indigestion.

Tags: Fool, Moral  ✍ Author: A. K. Antony

It's the same thing that drives people to want to experience sexual pleasure or have one too many drinks. We all want to experience the other, and to get out of our daily existence.

Tags: Daily, Experience  ✍ Author: Adam Arkin

Pleasure usually takes the form of me and now; joy is us and always.

Tags: Joy, Takes  ✍ Author: Marvin J. Ashton

I would like to go and dance in Palestine one day, with great pleasure, great pleasure.

Tags: Dance, Great  ✍ Author: Mikhail Baryshnikov

What is exhilarating in bad taste is the aristocratic pleasure of giving offense.

Tags: Bad, Giving  ✍ Author: Charles Baudelaire

I have cultivated my hysteria with pleasure and terror.

Tags: Hysteria, Terror  ✍ Author: Charles Baudelaire

Buying is a profound pleasure.

Tags: Buying, Profound  ✍ Author: Simone de Beauvoir

Love ceases to be a pleasure when it ceases to be a secret.

Tags: Love, Secret  ✍ Author: Brian Behlendorf

Variety is the soul of pleasure.

Tags: Soul, Variety  ✍ Author: Brian Behlendorf

Money gives me pleasure all the time.

Tags: Money, Time  ✍ Author: Hilaire Belloc

I give so much pleasure to so many people. Why can I not get some pleasure for myself?

Tags: Give, Why  ✍ Author: John Belushi

My guilty pleasure is Flamin' Hot Cheetos.

Tags: Guilty, Hot  ✍ Author: Rachel Bilson

This was the first day of our beginning to take up plants: we had much pleasure in collecting them for the natives offered their assistance and perfectly understood the method of taking them up and pruning them.

Tags: Beginning, Taking  ✍ Author: William Bligh

Draw your pleasure, paint your pleasure, and express your pleasure strongly.

Tags: Express, Paint  ✍ Author: Pierre Bonnard

A babe at the breast is as much pleasure as the bearing is pain.

Tags: Bearing, Pain  ✍ Author: Marion Zimmer Bradley

The pleasure we feel in criticizing robs us from being moved by very beautiful things.

Tags: Beautiful, Moved  ✍ Author: John Bruton

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