To be a king and wear a crown is a thing more glorious to them that see it than it is pleasant to them that bear it.— Elizabeth I
Tempting Pleasant Things quotations
Some days I wish I could go back in life. Not to change anything, but to feel a few things twice.
To my mind, a picture should be something pleasant, cheerful, and pretty, yes pretty! There are too many unpleasant things in life as it is without creating still more of them.
There are few things so pleasant as a picnic eaten in perfect comfort.
One day, you will wake up and there won't be any more time to do the thing you've always wanted. Do it now.
When we see a soul whose acts are all regal, graceful, and pleasant as roses, we must thank God that such things can be and are.
I am convinced that material things can contribute a lot to making one's life pleasant, but, basically, if you do not have very good friends and relatives who matter to you, life will be really empty and sad and material things cease to be important.
The great Big Black Things that have loomed against the horizon of my life, threatening to devour me, simply loomed and nothing more. The things that have really made me miss my train have always been sweet, soft, pretty, pleasant things of which I was not in the least afraid.
It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.
Few things are more pleasant than a village graced with a good church, a good priest and a good pub.
In my life I had come to realize that when things were going very well indeed it was just the time to anticipate trouble. And, conversely, I learned from pleasant experience that at the most despairing crisis, when all looked sour beyond words, some delightful "break" was apt to lurk just around the corner.
Yes, I have tricks in my pocket, I have things up my sleeve.
But I am the opposite of a stage magician. He gives you illusion that has the appearance of truth. I give you truth in the pleasant disguise of illusion.
Before you heal someone, ask him if he's willing to give up the things that made him sick.
You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage—pleasantly, smilingly, nonapologetically, to say “no” to other things. And the way you do that is by having a bigger “yes” burning inside. The enemy of the “best” is often the “good.
Truth is not always a pleasant thing.
The aim of education is to make the pupil like and dislike what he ought.
...The little human animal will not at first have the right responses. It must be trained to feel pleasure, liking, disgust, and hatred at those things which really are pleasant, likable, disgusting, and hateful.
Today I will go out with the flow of life and trust the process. I will not stress over things I can't control.
Once you learn to read the land, I have no fear of what you will do to it, or with it. And I know many pleasant things it will do to you.
Nothing is sweeter than love, nothing more courageous, nothing higher, nothing wider, nothing more pleasant, nothing fuller nor better in heaven and earth; because love is born of God, and cannot rest but in God, above all created things.
If good things are coming, they will be a pleasant surprise," said the seer.
"If bad things are, and you know in advance, you will suffer greatly before they even occur.
You will continue to suffer if you have an emotional reaction to everything that is said to you. True power is sitting back and observing everything with logic. If words control your that means everyone can control you. Breathe and allow things to pass.
Happiness ain't a thing in itself - it's only a contrast with something that ain't pleasant.
Over the years I knew her she always looked at me like that - as though I was a quite pleasant but amusing object - and it always did the same thing to me. It's difficult to put into words but perhaps I can best describe it by saying that if I had been a little dog I'd have gone leaping and gambolling around the room wagging my tail furiously.
A nation without dregs and malcontents is orderly, peaceful and pleasant, but perhaps without the seed of things to come.
If you eyes are opened, you'll see the things worth seeing.
English life, while very pleasant, is rather bland.
I expected kindness and gentility and I found it, but there is such a thing as too much couth.
Elrond's house was perfect, whether you liked food or sleep or story-telling or singing (or reading), or just sitting and thinking best, or a pleasant mixture of them all. Merely to be there was a cure for weariness. ... Evil things did not come into the secret valley of Rivendell.
I do think it's good to remember that childish things are made for children, and that, however pleasantly lurid the promise of a return to the clarity of childhood may be, an infatuation with the childish reveals only that one has failed to grow past it.
Sometimes, a break from your routine is the very thing you need.
Like a plant that starts up in showers and sunshine and does not know which has best helped it to grow, it is difficult to say whether the hard things or the pleasant things did me the most good.
Among all his creatures in heaven or earth, God hath not made any like unto the sun in the firmament, the beams whereof are beautiful and pleasant, and do give comfort in all places to all things.
The Neurosciences do not exist exclusively to understand man's nature.
They also serve a social function, such as in the treatment of the cerebral diseases or when helping us to have a more pleasant and constructive life. It is a thing that one could explore well.
Two things you will never have to chase: true friends and true love.
Spring, the sweet spring, is the year's pleasant king;
Then blooms each thing, then maids dance in a ring, Cold doth not sting, the pretty birds do sing. Cuckoo, jug-jug, pu-we, to-witta-woo!
No good thing is pleasant without friends to share it.
I like the pleasant things most women enjoy, even if I do wear breeches and boots on an expedition, even sleep in them at times.... but I powder my nose before going on deck, no matter how rough the sea is.
Every minute spent worrying about "The way thing were" is a moment stolen from creating the way things can be.
One positive thought can change your whole day.
The things, that are repeated again and again, are pleasant.
I needn't tell you that success and failure prove nothing - the whole thing is a lottery. It's pleasant to succeed; but for a philosophic mind it oughtn't to be very upsetting to fail.
Beautiful things don't ask for attention.
The pleasantest things in the world are pleasant thoughts, and the great art of life is to have as many of them as possible.
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.
Many pleasant things are better when they belong to someone else.
When things belong to others, we enjoy them twice as much, without the risk of losing them, and with the pleasure of novelty.
To be 'free' only when things are pleasant is not real freedom.
[Be grateful for the simple things in life.
Don't take them for granted. After all...] What would a blind man give to see the pleasant rivers and meadows and flowers and fountains; and this and many other like blessings we enjoy daily.