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  1. Picture quote by Walter Bagehot about pleasure

    The greatest please in life is doing what people say you cannot do. ⏤ Walter Bagehot

  2. Picture quote by Aristotle about pleasure

    Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work. ⏤ Aristotle

  3. Picture quote about motivational

    Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.

  4. Picture quote by Seneca about pleasure

    Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future ones. ⏤ Seneca

  5. Picture quote about life

    The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do

  6. Picture quote by C. S. Lewis about eating

    Eating and reading are two pleasures than combine admirably. ⏤ C. S. Lewis

  7. Picture quote by Salvador Dali about existence

    Each morning when I awake, I experience again a supreme pleasure of being. ⏤ Salvador Dali

  8. Picture quote about nature

    There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, there is a rapture on the lonely shore, there is society, where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar. I love not the man the less, but nature more.

  9. Picture quote about greatest

    The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.

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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

Don't mistake pleasure for happiness. They are a different breed of dogs.

Josh Billings

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

The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain.


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

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

Thomas Jefferson

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

Pleasure for one hour, a bottle of wine. Pleasure for one year a marriage; but pleasure for a lifetime, a garden.

Chinese Proverbs

Pleasure may come from illusion, but happiness can come only of reality.

Sebastian Roch Nicolas Chamfort

People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.

Dale Carnegie

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

Walter Bagehot

Take pleasure in your dreams; relish your principles and drape your purest feelings on the heart of a precious lover.

Giotto di Bondone

It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures, but the foolish to be a slave to them.


Short lived pleasure is the parent of pain.


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

We all try to escape pain and death, while we seek what is pleasant.

Albert Einstein

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

Benjamin Franklin

I also derive a great deal of pleasure from horses and dogs... the ocean... and love.

William Shatner

We enjoy the process far more than the proceeds.

Warren Buffett

It is double pleasure to deceive the deceiver.

Niccolo Machiavelli

Surprises are foolish things. The pleasure is not enhanced and the inconvenience is often considerable.

Jane Austen

Pleasure is Nature

Oscar Wilde

Look for a long time at what pleases you, and a longer time at what pains you.

Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Captain Kirk has been a source of pleasure and income for a long time.

William Shatner

Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it.

Soren Kierkegaard

Pleasure is the greatest incentive to evil.


Work is often the father of pleasure.


If pleasure was not followed by pain, who would forbear it?

Samuel Johnson

The mind ought sometimes to be diverted, that it may return the better to thinking.


People have many different kinds of pleasure. The real one is that for which they will forsake the others.

Marcel Proust

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.


Pleasure is the object, duty and the goal of all rational creatures.


Life would be tolerable but for its amusements.

George Bernard Shaw

Work is not man's punishment! It is his reward and his strength, his glory and his pleasure.

George Sand

All animals, except man, know that the principal business of life is to enjoy it.

Samuel Butler

So enjoy present pleasures as to not mar those to come.

Marcus Annaeus Seneca Seneca The Elder

To find recreation in amusement is not happiness.

Blaise Pascal

Stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant. Proverbs 9:17


Fun is a good thing but only when it spoils nothing better.

George Santayana

No man is a hypocrite in his pleasures.

Samuel Johnson

Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity.


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

All sensations are true; pleasure is our natural goal.


I believe that every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another.

Thomas Jefferson

I can think of nothing less pleasurable than a life devoted to pleasure.

John D. Rockefeller

The pleasure that is in sorrow is sweeter than the pleasure of pleasure itself.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Whenever you are sincerely pleased you are nourished.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Pleasure that isn't paid for is as insipid as everything else that's free.

Anita Loos

A life of pleasure makes even the strongest mind frivolous at last.

Edward George BulwerLytton

To make pleasures pleasant shorten them.

Charles Buxton

One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.

Jane Austen

He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man.


The greatest pleasure of reading consists in re-reading.

Vernon Lee

The joy of viewing land, the hope of in a few days ranging through the long wished-for spot and the pleasure of again resuming my wonted employment may be readily calculated.

David Douglas

It is not sex that gives the pleasure, but the lover.

Marge Piercy

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

To torture a man you have to know his pleasures.

Stanislaw Lem

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

Everyone is dragged on by their favorite pleasure.


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

Our pleasures are short, and can only charm at intervals; love is a method of protraction our greatest pleasure.

Oliver Goldsmith

To what fortuitous occurrence do we not owe every pleasure and convenience of our lives.

Oliver Goldsmith

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

Oh! The good times when we were so unhappy.

Alexander Dumas

It's true Heaven forbids some pleasures, but a compromise can usually be found.


The only way to amuse some people is to slip and fall on an icy pavement.

Edward W. Howe

Speed, it seems to me, provides the one genuinely modern pleasure.

Aldous Huxley

It's always a pleasure to talk about someone else's work.

Chuck Close

When pleasure interferes with business, give up business.


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

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

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

The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure.

Dale Carnegie

You find yourself refreshed in the presence of cheerful people. Why not make an honest effort to confer that pleasure on others? Half the battle is gained if you never allow yourself to say anything gloomy.

Lydia M. Child

Give them pleasure - the same pleasure they have when they wake up from a nightmare.

Alfred Hitchcock

There is a pleasure in being mad which none but madmen know.

John Dryden

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

Perhaps all pleasure is only relief.

William S. Burroughs

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

Love consists in giving without getting in return; in giving what is not owed, what is not due the other. That's why true love is never based, as associations for utility or pleasure are, on a fair exchange.

Mortimer Adler

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

He who eats with most pleasure is he who least requires sauce.


Such truth, as opposeth no man's profit, nor pleasure, is to all men welcome.

Thomas Hobbes

Nothing is so perfectly amusing as a total change of ideas.

Laurence Sterne

All the things I really like to do are either immoral, illegal, or fattening.

Alexander Woollcott

It's always a pleasure to find something that matters.

Don Cornelius

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

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

You can't live on amusement. It is the froth on water -- an inch deep and then the mud.

George Macdonald

He is incapable of truly good action who finds not a pleasure in contemplating the good actions of others.

Johann Kaspar Lavater

I find my greatest pleasure, and so my reward, in the work that precedes what the world calls success.

Thomas A. Edison

In diving to the bottom of pleasure we bring up more gravel than pearls.

Honore de Balzac

Draw your pleasure, paint your pleasure, and express your pleasure strongly.

Pierre Bonnard

You have to pretend that your life is a financial pleasure even when your autographs are bouncing.

Kinky Friedman

Pleasure and pain, though directly opposite are contrived to be constant companions.

Pierre Charron

Pleasure is none, if not diversified.

John Donne

Amusement to an observing mind is study.

Benjamin Disraeli

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

Rascals are always sociable -- more's the pity! and the chief sign that a man has any nobility in his character is the little pleasure he takes in others company.

Arthur Schopenhauer

The Puritan hated bear-baiting, not because it gave pain to the bear, but because it gave pleasure to the spectators.

Thomas Macaulay

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