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There is no pleasure in having nothing to do; the fun is having lots to do and not doing it. Andrew Jackson, president
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Don't mistake pleasure for happiness. They are a different breed of dogs. Josh Billings, comedian
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The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain. Aristotle, philosopher
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Life is essentially a cheat and its conditions are those of defeat; the redeeming things are not happiness and pleasure but the deeper satisfactions that come out of struggle. F. Scott Fitzgerald, author
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Real love is the love that sometimes arises after sensual pleasure: if it does, it is immortal; the other kind inevitably goes stale, for it lies in mere fantasy. Giacomo Casanova, celebrity
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Do not bite at the bait of pleasure, till you know there is no hook beneath it. Thomas Jefferson, president
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Pleasure for one hour, a bottle of wine. Pleasure for one year a marriage; but pleasure for a lifetime, a garden. Chinese Proverbs,
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Pleasure may come from illusion, but happiness can come only of reality. Sebastian Roch Nicolas Chamfort,
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If you pursue good with labor, the labor passes away but the good remains; if you pursue evil with pleasure, the pleasure passes away and the evil remains. Marcus Tullius Cicero, statesman
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A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do. Walter Bagehot, author
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People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing. Dale Carnegie, writer
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We all try to escape pain and death, while we seek what is pleasant. Albert Einstein, physicist
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It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures, but the foolish to be a slave to them. Epictetus, philosopher
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Take pleasure in your dreams; relish your principles and drape your purest feelings on the heart of a precious lover. Giotto di Bondone, artist
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Short lived pleasure is the parent of pain. Proverbs,
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We enjoy the process far more than the proceeds. Warren Buffett, businessman
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Many a man thinks he is buying pleasure, when he is really selling himself to it. Benjamin Franklin, politician
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I also derive a great deal of pleasure from horses and dogs... the ocean... and love. William Shatner, actor
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Pleasure is Nature Oscar Wilde, dramatist
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It is double pleasure to deceive the deceiver. Niccolo Machiavelli, writer
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Look for a long time at what pleases you, and a longer time at what pains you. Sidonie Gabrielle Colette, novelist
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Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it. Soren Kierkegaard, philosopher
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Captain Kirk has been a source of pleasure and income for a long time. William Shatner, actor
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If pleasure was not followed by pain, who would forbear it? Samuel Johnson, author
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The mind ought sometimes to be diverted, that it may return the better to thinking. Phaedrus, poet
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Pleasure is the greatest incentive to evil. Plato, philosopher
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People have many different kinds of pleasure. The real one is that for which they will forsake the others. Marcel Proust, author
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Life would be tolerable but for its amusements. George Bernard Shaw, dramatist
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Pleasure is the object, duty and the goal of all rational creatures. Voltaire (Fran, writer
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Work is often the father of pleasure. Voltaire (Fran, writer
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The pleasure of those who injure you lies in your pain. Therefore they will suffer if you take away their pleasure by not feeling pain. Tertullian, author
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Stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant. Proverbs 9:17 Bible,
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All animals, except man, know that the principal business of life is to enjoy it. Samuel Butler, poet
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All sensations are true; pleasure is our natural goal. Epicurus, philosopher
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Fun is a good thing but only when it spoils nothing better. George Santayana, philosopher
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So enjoy present pleasures as to not mar those to come. Marcus Annaeus Seneca Seneca The Elder, rhetorician
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If I didn't care for fun and such, I'd probably amount to much. But I shall stay the way I am, Because I do not give a damn. Dorothy Parker, poet
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One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other. Jane Austen, writer
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A life of pleasure makes even the strongest mind frivolous at last. Edward George BulwerLytton,
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To make pleasures pleasant shorten them. Charles Buxton, public servant
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No man is a hypocrite in his pleasures. Samuel Johnson, author
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Pleasure that isn't paid for is as insipid as everything else that's free. Anita Loos, writer
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To find recreation in amusement is not happiness. Blaise Pascal, philosopher
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The pleasure that is in sorrow is sweeter than the pleasure of pleasure itself. Percy Bysshe Shelley, poet
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I believe that every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another. Thomas Jefferson, president
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My dreams were all my own; I accounted for them to nobody; they were my refuge when annoyed - my dearest pleasure when free. Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, author
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Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity. Voltaire, writer
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The greatest pleasure of reading consists in re-reading. Vernon Lee, author
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When pleasure interferes with business, give up business. Proverbs,
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He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man. Bible,
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Oh! The good times when we were so unhappy. Alexander Dumas, novelist
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Whenever you are sincerely pleased you are nourished. Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet
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Our pleasures are short, and can only charm at intervals; love is a method of protraction our greatest pleasure. Oliver Goldsmith, poet
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To what fortuitous occurrence do we not owe every pleasure and convenience of our lives. Oliver Goldsmith, poet
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The only way to amuse some people is to slip and fall on an icy pavement. Edward W. Howe,
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The average man does not get pleasure out of an idea because he thinks it is true; he thinks it is true because he gets pleasure out of it. H. L. Mencken, writer
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It's true Heaven forbids some pleasures, but a compromise can usually be found. Moli,
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I can think of nothing less pleasurable than a life devoted to pleasure. John D. Rockefeller, businessman
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Everyone is dragged on by their favorite pleasure. Virgil, poet
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It is not sex that gives the pleasure, but the lover. Marge Piercy, writer
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If one could be friendly with women, what a pleasure - the relationship so secret and private compared with relations with men. Why not write about it truthfully? Virginia Woolf, author
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I don't gamble, because winning a hundred dollars doesn't give me great pleasure. But losing a hundred dollars pisses me off. Alex Trebek, entertainer
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It's always a pleasure to talk about someone else's work. Chuck Close, artist
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All desirable things... are desirable either for the pleasure inherent in themselves, or as a means to the promotion of pleasure and the prevention of pain. John Stuart Mill, philosopher
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I am happy now, to recall that I was not only his son but his companion, and whenever there was a hunting expedition or any other pleasure, I was always with him. John Philip Sousa, musician
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In diving to the bottom of pleasure we bring up more gravel than pearls. Honore de Balzac, novelist
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Draw your pleasure, paint your pleasure, and express your pleasure strongly. Pierre Bonnard, artist
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Pleasure and pain, though directly opposite are contrived to be constant companions. Pierre Charron, philosopher
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Amusement to an observing mind is study. Benjamin Disraeli, statesman
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Pleasure is none, if not diversified. John Donne, poet
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I find my greatest pleasure, and so my reward, in the work that precedes what the world calls success. Thomas Alva Edison, inventor
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The greatest and noblest pleasure which men can have in this world is to discover new truths; and the next is to shake off old prejudices. Frederick the Great, royalty
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People must not do things for fun. We are not here for fun. There is no reference to fun in any act of Parliament. Auberon Herbert, writer
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Speed provides the one genuinely modern pleasure. Aldous Huxley, novelist
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He is incapable of truly good action who finds not a pleasure in contemplating the good actions of others. Johann Kaspar Lavater, theologian
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You can't live on amusement. It is the froth on water -- an inch deep and then the mud. George Macdonald, novelist
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Women have simple tastes. They get pleasure out of the conversation of children in arms and men in love. H. L. Mencken, writer
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Nothing is so perfectly amusing as a total change of ideas. Laurence Sterne, novelist
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All the things I really like to do are either immoral, illegal, or fattening. Alexander Woollcott, critic
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Such truth, as opposeth no man's profit, nor pleasure, is to all men welcome. Thomas Hobbes, philosopher
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O love, if I regret the age when one savors you, it is not for the hour of pleasure, but for the one that follows it. Jean-Jacques Rousseau, philosopher
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Climbing is unadulterated hard labor. The only real pleasure is the satisfaction of going where no man has been before and where few can follow. Annie Smith Peck,
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It's always a pleasure to find something that matters. Don Cornelius, director
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Nothing endears so much a friend as sorrow for his death. The pleasure of his company has not so powerful an influence. David Hume, philosopher
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The ugly is very appealing to man. It's instinct. One shrinks from the ugly, yet wants to look at it. There's a devilish fascination in it. We extract pleasure from horror. Sonya Levien,
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There is probably an element of malice in our readiness to overestimate people - we are, as it were, laying up for ourselves the pleasure of later cutting them down to size. Eric Hoffer, writer
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Abstainer: a weak person who yields to the temptation of denying himself a pleasure. Ambrose Bierce, journalist
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Perhaps all pleasure is only relief. William S. Burroughs, writer
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There are no pleasures in a fight but some of my fights have been a pleasure to win. Muhammad Ali, boxer
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To torture a man you have to know his pleasures. Stanislaw Lem, writer
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Give them pleasure - the same pleasure they have when they wake up from a nightmare. Alfred Hitchcock, director
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The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure. Dale Carnegie, writer
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Writing a novel is like making love, but it's also like having a tooth pulled. Pleasure and pain. Sometimes it's like making love while having a tooth pulled. Dean Koontz, author
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Sometimes, I feel discriminated against, but it does not make me angry. It merely astonishes me. How can any deny themselves the pleasure of my company? It's beyond me. Zora Neale Hurston, dramatist
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Surprises are foolish things. The pleasure is not enhanced, and the inconvenience is often considerable. Jane Austen, writer
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Luxury is an enticing pleasure, a bastard mirth, which hath honey in her mouth, gall in her heart, and a sting in her tail. Francis Quarles, poet
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There is a pleasure in being mad which none but madmen know. John Dryden, poet
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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. Walt Disney, cartoonist
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To sit alone in the lamplight with a book spread out before you, and hold intimate converse with men of unseen generations - such is a pleasure beyond compare. Kenko Yoshida,
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He who eats with most pleasure is he who least requires sauce. Xenophon, soldier
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Too oft is transient pleasure the source of long woes. Christoph Martin Wieland, poet
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The Puritan hated bear-baiting, not because it gave pain to the bear, but because it gave pleasure to the spectators. Thomas Macaulay, poet
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For God's sake, if you sin, take pleasure in it, and do it for the pleasure. Gerald Gould, writer
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If you live for pleasure, your ability to enjoy it may pass away and your senses grow dim. Matthew Simpson, clergyman
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Pleasure becomes a value, a teleological end in itself. It's probably more Western than U.S. per se. David Foster Wallace, writer
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When I eat with my friends, it is a moment of real pleasure, when I really enjoy my life. Monica Bellucci, actress
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Fashion is very important. It is life-enhancing and, like everything that gives pleasure, it is worth doing well. Vivienne Westwood, designer
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To a man of pleasure every moment appears to be lost, which partakes not of the vivacity of amusement. Joseph Addison, writer
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The important question is not, what will yield to man a few scattered pleasures, but what will render his life happy on the whole amount. Joseph Addison, writer
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A fool bolts pleasure, then complains of moral indigestion. Minna Antrim, writer
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If those who are the enemies of innocent amusements had the direction of the world, they would take away the spring, and youth, the former from the year, the latter from human life. Honore de Balzac, novelist
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Pleasure is continually disappointed, reduced, deflated, in favor of strong, noble values: Truth, Death, Progress, Struggle, Joy, etc. Its victorious rival is Desire: we are always being told about Desire, never about Pleasure. Roland Barthes, critic
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Pleasure only starts once the worm has got into the fruit, to become delightful happiness must be tainted with poison. Georges Bataille, writer
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I am pretty sure that, if you will be quite honest, you will admit that a good rousing sneeze, one that tears open your collar and throws your hair into your eyes, is really one of life's sensational pleasures. Robert Benchley, comedian
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It is within the experience of everyone that when pleasure and pain reach a certain intensity they are indistinguishable. Arnold Bennett, novelist
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Fun I love, but too much fun is of all things the most loathsome. Mirth is better than fun, and happiness is better than mirth. William Blake, poet
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For the rational, psychologically healthy man, the desire for pleasure is the desire to celebrate his control over reality. For the neurotic, the desire for pleasure is the desire to escape from reality. Nathaniel Branden, psychologist
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The rule of my life is to make business a pleasure, and pleasure my business. Aaron Burr, politician
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Blessed is the man who has some congenial work, some occupation in which he can put his heart, and which affords a complete outlet to all the forces there are in him. John Burroughs, author
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There is no sterner moralist than pleasure. Lord (George Gordon) Byron, poet
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Whenever I meet with anything agreeable in this world it surprises me so much -- and pleases me so much (when my passions are not interested in one way or the other) that I go on wondering for a week to come. Lord (George Gordon) Byron, poet
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She concedes that she's the one she pleases. Kim Carnes,
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Horse-play, romping, frequent and loud fits of laughter, jokes, and indiscriminate familiarity, will sink both merit and knowledge into a degree of contempt. They compose at most a merry fellow; and a merry fellow was never yet a respectable man. Lord Chesterfield, statesman
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Pleasure is a necessary reciprocal. No one feels, who does not at the same time give it. To be pleased, one must please. What pleases you in others, will in general please them in you. Lord Chesterfield, statesman
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In everything, satiety closely follows the greatest pleasures. Marcus Tullius Cicero, statesman
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Pleasure is a shadow, wealth is vanity, and power a pageant; but knowledge is ecstatic in enjoyment, perennial in frame, unlimited in space and indefinite in duration. De Witt Clinton,
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As clouds are blown away by the wind, the thirst for material pleasures will be driven away by the utterance of the Lord's name. Sri Sarada Devi,
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You go for it. All the stops are out. Caution is to the wind, and you're battling with everything you have. That's the real fun of the game. Dan Dierdorf,
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The rare pleasure of being seen for what one is, compensates for the misery of being it. Margaret Drabble, novelist
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Pleasure's couch is virtue's grave. Augustine J. Duganne,
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A joke is not a thing but a process, a trick you play on the listener's mind. You start him off toward a plausible goal, and then by a sudden twist you land him nowhere at all or just where he didn't expect to go. Max Eastman, author
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Sinful and forbidden pleasures are like poisoned bread; they may satisfy appetite for the moment, but there is death in them at the end. Tryon Edwards, theologian
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The intellectual man requires a fine bait; the sots are easily amused. But everybody is drugged with his own frenzy, and the pageant marches at all hours, with music and banner and badge. Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet
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The goal towards which the pleasure principle impels us -- of becoming happy -- is not attainable: yet we may not -- nay, cannot -- give up the efforts to come nearer to realization of it by some means or other. Sigmund Freud, psychologist
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Cards were at first for benefits designed, sent to amuse, not to enslave the mind. David Garrick, actor
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Pleasure is sweeter as recreation than as a business. Raymond Hitchcock,
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Pleasure therefore, (or Delight,) is the appearance or sense of Good; and Molestation or Displeasure, the appearance or sense of Evil. Thomas Hobbes, philosopher
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Even the worse of jobs has their pleasures, if I were a grave digger or a hangmen, there are some people I could work for with a great deal of enjoyment. Douglas William Jerrold, dramatist
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The greatest pleasure is to vanquish your enemies and chase them before you, to rob them of their wealth and see those dear to them bathed in tears, to ride their horses and clasp to your bosom their wives and daughters. Genghis Khan,
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The pleasures of the world are deceitful; they promise more than they give. They trouble us in seeking them, they do not satisfy us when possessing them and they make us despair in losing them. Madame De Lambert,
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There is no pleasure in having nothing to do. The fun is in having lots to do and not doing it. Mary Little,
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Pleasant it is, when over a great sea the winds trouble the waters, to gaze from shore upon another's great tribulation; not because any man's troubles are a delectable joy, but because to perceive you are free of them yourself is pleasant. Lucretius, poet
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Pleasant it to behold great encounters of warfare arrayed over the plains, with no part of yours in peril. Lucretius, poet
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If you do not feel yourself growing in your work and your life broadening and deepening, if your task is not a perpetual tonic to you, you have not found your place. Orison Swett Marden, writer
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Scratching is one of nature's sweetest gratifications, and the one nearest at hand. Michel de Montaigne, philosopher
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I conceive that pleasures are to be avoided if greater pains be the consequence, and pains to be coveted that will terminate in greater pleasures. Michel de Montaigne, philosopher
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We tire of those pleasures we take, but never of those we give. J. PetitSenn,
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You are quaffing drink from a hundred fountains: whenever any of these hundred yields less, your pleasure is diminished. But when the sublime fountain gushes from within you, no longer need you steal from the other fountains. Rumi, poet
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The people who are regarded as moral luminaries are those who forego ordinary pleasures themselves and find compensation in interfering with the pleasures of others. Bertrand Russell, philosopher
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You got to like your work. You have got to like what you are doing, you have got to be doing something worthwhile so you can like it -- because it is worthwhile, that it makes a difference, don't you see? Colonel Harland Sanders,
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