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Pleasure Quotes

Pleasure and happiness are desired by one and all. We strive towards achieving enjoyment in our respective lives. Work ceases to be work when we experience joy performing it. Similarly a random relationship or a food item etc sometimes bring pleasure to our lives and make us cheerful. Pleasurable objects are our weak points since they are so attractive. Valuable wisdom is imparted in the following quotes on pleasure and delight. Read the next section carefully to understand the quotations.

Jimmy Carter

I look forward to these confrontations with the press to kind of balance up the nice and pleasant things that come to me as president.

Benjamin Disraeli

Fame and power are the objects of all men. Even their partial fruition is gained by very few; and that, too, at the expense of social pleasure, health, conscience, life.

Laurence Sterne

Alas! if the principles of contentment are not within us, the height of station and worldly grandeur will as soon add a cubit to a man's stature as to his happiness.

Omar Khayyam

Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.

Mother Teresa

Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.

Simone Weil

A test of what is real is that it is hard and rough. Joys are found in it, not pleasure. What is pleasant belongs to dreams.

Dale Carnegie

Happiness doesn't depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude.

William Morris

The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.

Annie Leibovitz

Nature is so powerful, so strong. Capturing its essence is not easy - your work becomes a dance with light and the weather. It takes you to a place within yourself.

John Dryden

Pains of love be sweeter far than all other pleasures are.

Hillaire Belloc

Child! Do not throw this book about; refrain from the unholy pleasure of cutting all the pictures out.

Richard M. Nixon

The man who is aware of himself is henceforward independent; and he is never bored, and life is only too short, and he is steeped through and through with a profound yet temperate happiness.

Elizabeth I

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.

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

I want to live my life, not record it.

Saint Thomas Aquinas

Because philosophy arises from awe, a philosopher is bound in his way to be a lover of myths and poetic fables. Poets and philosophers are alike in being big with wonder

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.

James Stewart

I'd like to do Harvey again. I did it two years ago with Helen Hayes in New York. It was a joy. I was so glad to do it again because I never thought I did it right the first time.

Anton Chekhov

Life does not agree with philosophy: There is no happiness that is not idleness, and only what is useless is pleasurable.

Peter Drucker

Never mind your happiness; do your duty.

Helen Rowland

A man snatches the first kiss, pleads for the second, demands the third, takes the fourth, accepts the fifth - and endures all the rest.

Salvador Dali

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

William Butler Yeats

Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing nor that but simply growth, We are happy when we are growing.


Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.


I want to enjoy the full pleasure of our victory, but then turn to new things I hope to achieve in football.

Andrew Jackson

There is no pleasure in having nothing to do; the fun is having lots to do and not doing it .


Worthless people live only to eat and drink; people of worth eat and drink only to live.

Virginia Woolf

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 truthfull

Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

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

Honoré de Balzac

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


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

Henry James

The only obligation to which in advance we may hold a novel, without incurring the accusation of being arbitrary, is that it be interesting.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

The only sensible ends of literature are, first, the pleasurable toil of writing; second, the gratification of one's family and friends; and lastly, the solid cash

Omar Khayyam

Oh, the brave music of a distant drum!

Laurence Sterne

I am persuaded that every time a man smiles - but much more so when he laughs - it adds something to this fragment of life.


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.

Saint Augustine

We are certainly in a common class with the beasts; every action of animal life is concerned with seeking bodily pleasure and avoiding pain.

Lord Byron

I have a great mind to believe in Christianity for the mere pleasure of fancying I may be damned.

Thomas Hobbes

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

Dale Carnegie

Remember happiness doesn't depend upon who you are or what you have; it depends solely on what you think.


It is impossible to live a pleasant life without living wisely and honorably and justly, and it is impossible to live wisely and honorably and justly without living pleasantly.

Hillaire Belloc

I'm tired of love; I'm still more tired of rhyme; but money gives me pleasure all the time.

I should, many a good day, have blown my brains out, but for the recollection that it would have given pleasure to my mother-in-law; and, even then, if I could have been certain to haunt her - but I won't dwell upon these trifling family matters.

Charles Baudelaire

I have cultivated my hysteria with pleasure and terror.

Omar Khayyam

My friend, let's not think of tomorrow, but let's enjoy this fleeting moment of life.

Aldous Huxley

Speed provides the one genuinely modern pleasure.

Henry Ford

There is joy in work. There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.

Hillaire Belloc

Money gives me pleasure all the time.

Leonardo da Vinci

The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.

Charles Dickens

Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home!"

Groucho Marx

A woman is an occasional pleasure but a cigar is always a smoke.

Guy Ritchie

In fact, 95% of the people in my films have been nothing less than a pleasure to work with.

Benjamin Franklin

Eat to please thyself, but dress to please others.

Hermann Hesse

The bourgeois prefers comfort to pleasure, convenience to liberty, and a pleasant temperature to the deathly inner consuming fire.

Give a little love to a child and you will get a great deal back.

There is pleasure when a sore is scratched, But to be without sores is more pleasurable still. Just so, there are pleasures in worldly desires, But to be without desires is more pleasurable still.

Well pleaseth me the sweet time of Easter That maketh the leaf and the flower come out.