132 Gratification Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of gratification quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about sense gratification.

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The Most Famous Gratification Quotes (Best in 2024)

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Instant gratification takes too long. — Carrie Fisher

It is of the nature of desire not to be satisfied, and most men live only for the gratification of it. — Aristotle

Maturity is the ability to postpone gratification. — Sigmund Freud

The reward for good habits is growth, and there is a reward for bad ones with instant gratification. — Lewis Howes

The gratification comes in the doing, not in the results. — James Dean

In everything, satiety closely follows the greatest pleasures. — Marcus Tullius Cicero

Desire is happiness: satisfaction as happiness is merely the ultimate moment of desire. To be wish and wish alone is happiness, and a new wish over and over again. — Friedrich Nietzsche

Rare indulgence produces greater pleasure. — Juvenal

Satisfaction of one's curiosity is one of the greatest sources of happiness in life. — Linus Pauling

The greatest need of every human being is the need for appreciation. — Unknown

Short Gratification Quotes

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  • I am convinced that it will not be long before the whole world acknowledges the results of my work. — Gregor Mendel
  • Comfort addicts us to instant gratification and short-term pleasure. — Michael Easter
  • The senselessness of indefinitely delayed gratification. — Bill Perkins
  • Have the willpower to focus on long-term success instead of instant gratification. — Jaspreet Singh
  • Never give up what you want most for what you want today. — Neal A. Maxwell
  • Great investing requires a lot of delayed gratification. — Charlie Munger
  • Women in politics are more honest and forthright. We are not in it for the ego gratification. — Hanan Ashrawi
  • Immaturity is the inability to delay self gratification. — Mike Murdock
  • Giving up on our long-term goals for immediate gratification, my friends, is procrastination. — Dan Ariely
  • The obsession with instant gratification blinds us from our long-term potential. — Mike Dooley

Top 10 Gratification Quotes

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Maturity is the ability to postpone gratification. — Sigmund Freud

I am convinced that it will not be long before the whole world acknowledges the results of my work. — Gregor Mendel

The good life is using your signature strengths every day to produce authentic happiness and abundant gratification. — Martin Seligman

Many are attracted to social service - the rewards are immediate, the gratification quick. But if we have social justice, we won't need social service. — Julian Bond

This is the great challenge: to maintain passion for the everyday routine and the endlessly repeated act, to derive deep gratification from the mundane. — Thomas Keller

Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose. — Joseph Addison

The gratification comes in the doing, not in the results. — James Dean

Reading a novel in which all characters illustrate patience, hard work, chastity, and delayed gratification could be a pretty dull experience. — Thomas Perry

Let’s not make happiness and success about the size of our homes, but about the size of our hearts; let’s not make it about gratification but gratitude. — Jay Shetty

The reward for good habits is growth, and there is a reward for bad ones with instant gratification. — Lewis Howes

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Deferred Gratification Quotes

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Capitalism is what happens when people drop their time preference, defer immediate gratification, and invest in the future. Debt‐fueled mass consumption is as much a normal part of capitalism as asphyxiation is a normal part of respiration. — Saifedean Ammous

It’s waiting that helps you as an investor, and a lot of people just can’t stand to wait. If you didn’t get the deferred-gratification gene, you’ve got to work very hard to overcome that. — Charlie Munger

I believe the sign of maturity is accepting deferred gratification. — Peggy Cahn

Any fool can spend money.But to earn it and save it and defer gratification—then you learn to value it differently. — Malcolm Gladwell

deferring gratification is a good definition of being civilized. — Bernice Fitz-Gibbon

The desire to know a thing is heightened by its gratification being deferred. — Pliny The Elder

We live in a society which on the one hand pressurizes us into the pursuit of instant gratification, and the other hand imposes on whole sectors of the population and endless deferment of fulfillment. — Terry Eagleton

Sense Gratification Quotes

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The benefits to the mother of immediate breastfeeding are innumerable, not the least of which after the weariness of labor and birth is the emotional gratification, the feeling of strength, the composure, and the sense of fulfillment that comes with the handling and suckling of the baby. — Ashley Montagu

Water, thou hast no taste, no color, no odor; canst not be defined, art relished while ever mysterious. Not necessary to life, but rather life itself, thou fillest us with a gratification that exceeds the delight of the senses. — Antoine de Saint-Exupery

My dear child, if you desire to be free from the cycle of birth and death, then abandon the objects of sense gratification as poison. Drink instead the nectar of forbearance, upright conduct, mercy, cleanliness and truth. — Chanakya

Nothing is more pleasing and engaging than the sense of having conferred benefits. Not even the gratification of receiving them. — Ellis Peters

Beauty is commonly a gratification of our sense of costliness masquerading under the name of beauty. — Thorstein Veblen

In Kali yuga, whole atmosphere is surcharged with faithlessness, Material sense gratification is standard of civilization. — Radhanath Swami

There is but a very minute portion of the creation which we can turn into food and clothes, or gratification for the body; but the whole creation may be used to minister to the sense of beauty. — William Ellery Channing

How many thousands ... earnestly seeking what they do not want, while they neglect the real blessings in their possession -- I mean the innocent gratification of their senses, which is all we can properly call our own. — Mary Wortley Montagu

The superior gratification derived from the use and contemplation of costly and supposedly beautiful products is, commonly, in great measure a gratification of our sense of costliness masquerading under the name of beauty. — Thucydides

We've lost our sense of ethics; we live in a world of small-mindedness, of gratification without happiness and actions without meaning. — Isabel Allende

Self Gratification Quotes

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If this earth should ever be destroyed, it will be by desire, by the lust of pleasure and self-gratification, by greed of the green frog skin, by people who are mindful of their own self, forgetting about the wants of others. — John Fire Lame Deer

Over time we are able to undermine habitual modes of thinking formed by our self-made self in early childhood, which tries to squeeze happiness from the gratification of our desires for the symbols in our culture of survival and security, power and control, and affection and esteem. — Thomas Keating

In retrospect, all these exercises in self-gratification seem pure fantasy, what Pascal called, licking the earth. — Malcolm Muggeridge

Emotional self-control-- delaying gratification and stifling impulsiveness- underlies accomplishment of every sort — Daniel Goleman

Our novice runs the risk of failure without additional traits: a strong inclination toward originality, a taste for research, and a desire to experience the incomparable gratification associated with the act of discovery itself. — Santiago Ramon y Cajal

Because gratification of a desire leads to the temporary stilling of the mind and the experience of the peaceful, joyful Self, it's no wonder that we get hooked on thinking that happiness comes from the satisfaction of desires. This is the meaning of the — Joan Z. Borysenko

I have suffered my self to be politically sacrificed to save my country from ruin and disgrace and if I am never a gain elected I will have the gratification to know that I have done my duty. — Davy Crockett

Why are young adults so self-centered and always seeking instant gratification? Because older adults, often in positions of power, paint them that way. — Raymond Arroyo

I was induced to establish several orders of merit, from conviction that emulation, well directed, becomes a useful servant; and, that the latent genius of some youth is more easily brought into action this way, than by the more sordid gratification of self-interest. — Joseph Lancaster

Self-love . . . is the sole antagonist of virtue, leading us constantly by our propensities to self-gratification in violation of our moral duties to others. — Thomas Jefferson

Instant Gratification Quotes

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Instant gratification is the kiss of death. That mindset hurts anything it touches. Business, health, politics, friendship, relationship, finances. It attracts short-term thinkers and is turned off by long-term thinkers. Don't fall for this trap. — Patrick Bet-David

As we get past our superficial material wants and instant gratification we connect to a deeper part of ourselves, as well as to others, and the universe. — Judith Wright

Hip-hop is an instant gratification, winners and losers circle, and often those who are losing give up after three or four, five years. — Questlove

We must accept all of Gods will for us, not just those portions that happen to appeal and bring instant gratification and pleasure to us. — Rod Parsley

On the one hand, shopping is dependable: You can do it alone, if you lose your heart to something that is wrong for you, you can return it; it's instant gratification and yet something you buy may well last for years. — Judith Krantz

Most people wish they could erase suffering out of the dictionary. Today's culture of comfort and instant gratification has no patience for suffering - most people want to drug it, escape it, divorce it; do anything but live with it. — Joni Eareckson Tada

Nobody gives a care about the fate of labor as long as they can get their instant gratification. — Squidward Tentacles

I do music because I can just pick up my guitar and sing, and completely satisfy, instant gratification. I don't need a script, I don't people, I don't need anything, cameras, I just have myself and my guitar, or keyboard. — Jeremy Renner

Kindness is not about instant gratification. More often, it's akin to a low-risk investment that appreciates steadily over time. — Josh Radnor

To suffer some anxiety, some depression, some disappointment, even some failure is normal. — Boyd K. Packer

Delayed Gratification Quotes

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The sad truth is that too many people delay gratification for too long, or indefinitely. They put off what they want to do until it’s too late, saving money for experiences they will never enjoy. — Bill Perkins

It takes patience to become the best runner you can be. Top athletes realize that running is a long-term sport. It is set up for people who value delayed gratification and who like hard-earned success. — Anthony Famiglietti

Money that is deposited in a bank as savings is money taken away from consumption by people who are delaying the gratification that consumption could give them in order to gain more gratification in the future. — Saifedean Ammous

Most of the gains in life come from suffering in the short term so you can get paid in the long term. — Naval Ravikant

The ability to discipline yourself to delay gratification in the short term in order to enjoy greater rewards in the long term, is the indispensable prerequisite for success. — Brian Tracy

There is no waiting and no delayed gratification because yoga is both the means and the result, and the seed of all that is possible is present at the very beginning. This experience of stillness is possible in the first ten minutes of your first yoga class. It is possible in this very breath. — Donna Farhi

We are often too late with our brilliance. We are on time delay. The only instant gratification comes in the form of potato chips. The rest will find us by surprise somewhere down the road maybe as we sleep and dream of other things. — Richard Schiff

....goal directed self-imposed delay of gratification is perhaps the essence of emotional self-regulation: the ability to deny impulse in the service of a goal, whether it be building a business, solving an algebraic equation, or pursuing the Stanley Cup. — Daniel Goleman

If there is one thing that marks families with money in the long term it is this: delayed gratification. — Bill Bonner

Delaying gratification is a process of scheduling the pain and pleasure of life in such a way as to enhance the pleasure by meeting and experiencing the pain first and getting it over with. It is the only decent way to live. — M. Scott Peck

Immediate Gratification Quotes

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I don't mean to romanticise the struggle, that leads to all kinds of terrible violence and absurdities that are even worse than the perverse immediate gratification. — John Maus

People invite me to dinner not because I can cook, but because I like to clean up. I get immediate gratification from windex. Yes, I do windows. — Carol Burnett

True happiness comes from gaining insight and growing into your best possible self. Otherwise all you're having is immediate gratification pleasure, which is fleeting and doesn't grow you as a person. — Aristotle

We live in a time of instant everything, courtesy of the electronic highway. It creates a community of toddlers. When they don't get immediate gratification, they get petulant and sulky. — Faye Kellerman

People aren’t photographing for history any more. It’s for immediate gratification. If you’re photographing to share an image, you’re not photographing to keep it. — Larry Towell

Patience expands your options. If you insist on immediate gratification, your choices are severely limited. — Ralph Marston

I'm a sucker for good black skirts and pretty little shirts and kooky tops. I have to admit that shopping satisfies my craving for immediate gratification. — Sophie Ellis Bextor

If you study the root causes of business disasters, over and over you'll find this predisposition toward endeavors that offer immediate gratification. — Clayton Christensen

And yet, in a culture like ours, which is given to material comforts, and addicted to forms of entertainment that offer immediate gratification, it is surprising that so much poetry is written. — Mark Strand

I think I definitely enjoy recording, but I think it's more fun to go out and perform live, because it's like instant gratification, you know? You feel the response immediately. — Chris Daughtry

People Writing About Gratification

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More Gratification Quotes

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Modern man is conditioned to expect instant gratification, but any success or triumph realized quickly, with only marginal effort, is necessarily shallow. Meaningful achievement takes time, hard work, persistence, patience, proper intent and self-awareness. The path to success is punctuated by failure, consolidation, and renewed effort. — Mark Twight

We obey people we don't trust, to buy things we don't need, to impress people we don't like, using money we don't have, for gratifications that don't last, killing animals we don't hate, for pleasures that don't satisfy, dreaming of a life we don't deserve, and praying for an afterlife that doesn't exist, we are a stupid species — Philip Wollen

Worthless are those who injure others vengefully, while those who stoically endure are like stored gold. The gratification of the vengeful lasts only for a day, but the glory of the forbearing lasts until the end of time. Though unjustly aggrieved, it is best to suffer the suffering and refrain from unrighteous retaliation. — Thiruvalluvar

The United States is the most prosperous nation in the world, and yet our citizenship has been comprehensively reduced to consumerism... Buy and ye shall be happy. But what have we truly purchased? In the words of my favorite poet, Henry David Thoreau, 'The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation,' our lives prostrate at the altar of the false gods of our instant-gratification society. — Rich Roll

Hard work is painful when life is devoid of purpose. But when you live for something greater than yourself and the gratification of your own ego, then hard work becomes a labor of love. — Steve Pavlina

It is the suffering of ambivalence: the murderous alternation between bitter resentment and raw-edged nerves, and blissful gratification and tenderness — Adrienne Rich

Anyone can live contentedly in circumstances of ease and comfort, health and well-being gratification and felicity; but to remain happy and contented in the face of difficulty, hardship and the onslaught of disease and sickness-this is an indication of nobility. — Abdu'l-Bahá

Unsuccessful emulation is too apt to sink into envy, which of all sins has not even the excuse to offer of temporary gratification. — Sydney Thompson Dobell

I don't understand people whose gratification is a BMW. You don't know what joy is until you see a kid who was tortured get adopted by a family. — Andrew Vachss

By interpreting freedom as the propagation and immediate gratification of needs, people distort their own nature, for they engender in themselves a multitude of pointless and foolish desires, habits, and incongruous stratagems. Their lives are motivated only by mutual envy, sensuality, and ostentation. — Fyodor Dostoevsky

Happiness is a state of inner fulfillment, not the gratification of inexhaustible desires for outward things. — Matthieu Ricard

The seven deadly sins of the Christian Church are: greed, pride, envy, anger, gluttony, lust, and sloth. Satanism advocates indulging in each of these "sins" as they all lead to physical, mental, or emotional gratification. — Anton Szandor LaVey

The suppression of natural sexual gratification leads to various kinds of substitute gratifications. Natural aggression, for example, becomes brutal sadism which then is an essential mass-psychological factor in imperialistic wars. — Wilhelm Reich

We live in a day when the adversary stresses on every hand the philosophy of instant gratification. We seem to demand instant everything, including instant solutions to our problems. . .It was meant to be that life would be a challenge. To suffer some anxiety, some depression, some disappointment, even some failure is normal. — Boyd K. Packer

I have had no real gratification or enjoyment of any sort more than my neighbour on the next block who is worth only half a million. — William Henry Vanderbilt

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