He gains everyone's approval who mixes the pleasant with the useful.
Reform is not pleasant, but grievous;
no person can reform themselves without suffering and hard work, how much less a nation.
Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome.
We all try to escape pain and death, while we seek what is pleasant.
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Doubt is not a pleasant mental state, but certainty is a ridiculous one.
If we do not find anything very pleasant, at least we shall find something new.
Think that's what attracted me to painting so much. I could create any kind of world that I wanted. Nothing hurts here, no pain, nobody's unhappy, it's a pleasant place. Everything's nice here.
Perhaps one day this too will be pleasant to remember.
In that sweet mood when pleasant thoughts bring sad thoughts to the mind.
A pleasant illusion is better than a harsh reality.
The best way to keep children at home is to make the home a pleasant atmosphere and let the air out of the tires.
It is always so pleasant to be generous, though very vexatious to pay debts.
Hope is a pleasant acquaintance, but an unsafe friend.
To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the most pleasant sensations in the world.
It is so pleasant to come across people more stupid than ourselves.
We love them at once for being so.
I was meant to be a composer and will be I'm sure.
Don't ask me to try to forget this unpleasant thing and go play football - please.
Money can add very much to one's ability to lead a constructive life, not only pleasant for oneself, but, hopefully, beneficial to others.
To have a great man for a friend seems pleasant to those who have never tried it; those who have, fear it.
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.
Do you want to know a good way to fall in love? Just associate with all your pleasant experiences with someone, and disassociate from all the unpleasant ones.
Stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant. Proverbs 9:17
Behold how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity.
To make pleasures pleasant shorten them.
Trust no future, however pleasant! Let the dead past bury its dead! Act -- act in the living Present! Heart within and God overhead.
We never reflect how pleasant it is to ask for nothing.
Nothing is pleasant that is not spiced with variety.
Love is more pleasant than marriage for the same reason that novels are more amusing than history.
Fires can't be made with dead embers, nor can enthusiasm be stirred by spiritless men. Enthusiasm in our daily work lightens effort and turns even labor into pleasant tasks.
Fly fishing may be a very pleasant amusement;
but angling or float fishing I can only compare to a stick and a string, with a worm at one end and a fool at the other.
It is impossible to live a pleasant life without living wisely and well and justly. And it is impossible to live wisely and well and justly without living a pleasant life.
Take care that the face that looks out from the mirror in the morning is a pleasant face. You may not see it again during the day, but others will.
People's personalities, like buildings, have various facades, some pleasant to view, some not.
Practice, which some regard as a chore, should be approached as just about the most pleasant recreation ever devised.
Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.
A broken heart is a very pleasant complaint for a man in London if he has a comfortable income.
Watch your manner of speech if you wish to develop a peaceful state of mind.
Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented and happy attitudes and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful.
Who is not attracted by bright and pleasant children, to prattle, to creep, and to play with them?
The senses have been conditioned by attraction to the pleasant and aversion to the unpleasant: a man should not be ruled by them; they are obstacles in his path.
Is marijuana addictive? Yes, in the sense that most of the really pleasant things in life are worth endlessly repeating.
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Do unto yourself as your neighbors do unto themselves and look pleasant.
Color does not add a pleasant quality to design - it reinforces it.
For no one, in our long decline,So dusty, spiteful and divided,Had quite such pleasant friends as mine,Or loved them half as much as I did. stanza 3The library was most inviting:The books upon the crowded shelvesWere mainly of our private writing:We kept a school and taught ourselves. stanza 15From quiet homes and first beginning,Out to the undiscovered ends,Theres nothing worth the wear of winning,But laughter and the love of friends. stanza 22You do retain the song we set,And how it rises, trips and scans?You keep the sacred memory yet,Republicans? Republicans?stanza 36
Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aarons beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments.
Franklin D. Roosevelt is no crusader. He is no tribune of the people. He is no enemy of entrenched privilege. He is a pleasant man who, without any important qualifications for the office, would very much like to be President.
Now is the season for sailing; for already the chattering swallow is come and the pleasant west wind; the meadows bloom and the sea, tossed up with waves and rough blasts, has sunk to silence. Weigh thine anchors and unloose thy hawsers, O Mariner, and sail with all thy canvas set.
If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant;
if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.
It is easy enough to be pleasant, When life flows by like a song.
But the man worth while is the one who can smile, when everything goes dead wrong. For the test of the heart is troubled, And it always comes with the years. And the smiles that is worth the praises of earth is the smile that shines through tears.
The tendency of old age to the body, say the physiologists, is to form bone.
It is as rare as it is pleasant to meet with an old man whose opinions are not ossified.
Old age, believe me, is a good and pleasant thing.
It is true you are gently shouldered off the stage, but then you are given such a comfortable front stall as spectator.
This leads to the further reflection, that no other human occupation opens so wide a field for the profitable and agreeable combination of labor with cultivated thought, as agriculture. I know of nothing so pleasant to the mind, as the discovery of anything which is at once new and valuable -- nothing which so lightens and sweetens toil, as the hopeful pursuit of such discovery. And how vast, and how varied a field is agriculture, for such discovery. The mind, already trained to thought, in the country school, or higher school, cannot fail to find there an exhaustless source of profitable enjoyment.
I have met charming people, lots who would be charming if they hadn't got a complex about the British and everyone has pleasant and cheerful manners and I like most of the American voices. On the other hand I don't believe they have any God and their hats are frightful. On balance I prefer the Arabs.