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53 Pleasure Quotes

But pleasures are like poppies spread; You seize the flower, its bloom is shed. Or like the snow falls in the river, A moment white--then melts forever.

Robert Burns Quotes , Source: Tam o' Shanter (l. 59)

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Rare indulgence produces greater pleasure. [Lat., Voluptates commendat rarior usus.]

Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal) Quotes , Source: Satires (XI, 208)

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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 Proverb Quotes

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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 Quotes

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The rule of my life is to make business a pleasure, and pleasure my business.

Aaron Burr Quotes , Source: Letter to Pichon

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Plato divinely calls pleasure the bait of evil, inasmuch as men are caught by it as fish by a hook. [Lat., Divine Plato escam malorum appeliat voluptatem, quod ea videlicet homines capiantur, ut pisces hamo.]

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) Quotes , Source: De Senectute (XIII, 44)

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Men may scoff, and men may pray, But they pay Every pleasure with a pain.

William Ernest Henley Quotes , Source: Ballade of Truisms

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Love is born with the pleasure of looking at each other, it is fed with the necessity of seeing each other, it is concluded with the impossibility of separation.

Oscar Wilde Quotes

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Simple pleasures are always the last refuge of the complex

Oscar Wilde Quotes

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With the catching ends the pleasure of the chase

Abraham Lincoln Quotes

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Joy is never in our power and pleasure often is

C.S. Lewis Quotes

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The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.

Leonardo da Vinci Quotes

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Pleasure is the greatest incentive to evil.

Plato Quotes

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Pleasure is often spoiled by describing it.

Stendhal Quotes

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Pleasure of love lasts but a moment, pain of love lasts a lifetime.

Bertrand Russell Quotes

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O Athenians, what toil do I undergo to please you!

Alexander, the Great Quotes , Source: quoted by Carlyle in "Essays on Voltaire"

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It is happy for you that possess the talent of pleasing with delicacy. May I ask whether these pleasing attentions proceed from the impulse of the moment, or are the result of previous study?

Jane Austen (signed first book "By a Lady") Quotes , Source: Pride and Prejudice (ch. XIV)

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Pleasures lie thickest where no pleasures seem; There's not a leaf that falls upon the ground but holds some joy of silence or of sound, Some sprite begotten of a summer dream.

Laman Blanchard Quotes , Source: Sonnet VII--Hidden Joys

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Every age has its pleasures, its style of wit, and its own ways.

Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux Quotes , Source: The Art of Poetry (canto III, l. 374)

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Doubtless the pleasure is as great Of being cheated as to cheat.

Samuel Butler (1) Quotes , Source: Hudibras (pt. II, canto III, l. 1)

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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.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: Childe Harold (canto IV, st. 178)

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In our amusements a certain limit is to be placed that we may not devote ourselves to a life of pleasure and thence fall into immorality. [Lat., Ludendi etiam est quidam modus retinendus, ut ne nimis omnia profundamus, elatique voluptate in aliquam turpitudinem delabamur.]

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) Quotes , Source: De Officiis (I, 29)

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In everything satiety closely follows the greatest pleasures. [Lat., Omnibus in rebus voluptatibus maximis fastidium finitimum est.]

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) Quotes , Source: De Oratore (III, 25)

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Pleasure blinds (so to speak) the eyes of the mind, and has no fellowship with virtue. [Lat., Voluptas mentis (ut ita dicam) praestringit oculos, nec habet ullum cum virtute commercium.]

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) Quotes , Source: De Senectute (XII)

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Who pleases one against his will.

William Congreve Quotes , Source: The Way of the World--Epilogue

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