Famous Quotes & Quotations About Pleasure:
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.
Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future ones.
~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca.
For some, pleasure is a fever they can't shake. For others, it's a disease they cannot seem to catch.
~ Nathaniel LeTonnerre, Translated.
I despise making the most of one's time. Half of the pleasures of life consist of the opportunities one has neglected.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
I take it as a prime cause of the present confusion of society that it is too sickly and too doubtful to use pleasure frankly as a test of value.
~ Rebecca West.
In diving to the bottom of pleasure we bring up more gravel than pearls.
~ Honore de Balzac.
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.
~ Thomas Carlyle.
God whispers in our pleasures, but shouts in our pain.
~ C.S. Lewis.
In everything satiety closely follows the greatest pleasures.
~ Marcus Tullius Cicero.
It's not the having, it's the getting.
~ Charles Spurgeon.
Men may scoff, and men may pray, but they pay every pleasure with a pain.
~ William Henley.
Pleasure for one hour, a bottle of wine. Pleasure for one year a marriage; but pleasure for a lifetime, a garden.
~ Chinese Proverb.
Pleasure is Nature's test, her sign of approval. When man is happy, he is in harmony with himself and his environment.
~ Oscar Wilde.
Pleasure is the flower that passes; remembrance, the lasting perfume.
~ Jean de Boufflers.
Pleasure is the object, duty and the goal of all rational creatures.
Pleasure resorts are like film stars and royalty... embarrassed by the figures they cut in the fantasies of people who have never met them.
~ Doris Lessing.
So enjoy present pleasures as to not mar those to come.
~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca.
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.
Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it.
~ Soren Kierkegaard.
Physical pleasure is a sensual experience no different from pure seeing or the pure sensation with which a fine fruit fills the tongue; it is a great unending experience, which is given us, a knowing of the world, the fullness and the glory of all knowing. And not our acceptance of it is bad; the bad thing is that most people misuse and squander this experience and apply it as a stimulant at the tired spots of their lives and as distraction instead of a rallying toward exalted moments.
~ Rainer Maria Rilke.
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