Sunday, 21 July 2013


A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do. - Walter Gagehot

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

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

If by giving up small pleasures, great happiness is to be found, the wise should give up small pleasures, seeing the prospect of great happiness. - The Buddha

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

Man will endure a lot of pain to obtain a little pleasure. - Unknown

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

People seem to enjoy things more when they know a lot of other people have been left out of the pleasure. - Russell Baker

Pleasure derived from labor is the sweetest of all pleasures. - Richard L. Evans

Pleasure is not happiness. It has no more importance than a shadow following a man. - Muhammad Ali

Pleasure is very seldom found where it is sought; our brightest blazes of gladness are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks. - Samuel Johnson

So called pleasures, when they go beyond a certain limit, are but punishments. - Seneca

The more a man finds his sources of pleasure in himself, the happier he will be. . . . The highest, most varied and lasting pleasures are those of the mind. - Arthur Schopenhauer

The pleasure we derive from doing favors is partly in the feeling it gives us that we are not altogether worthless. It is a pleasant surprise to ourselves. - Eric Hoffer

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

Why not seize the pleasure at once, how often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparations. - Jane Austen

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