The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.
We tire of those pleasures we take, but never of those we give.
Each morning when I awake, I experience again a supreme pleasure - that of being Salvador Dali.
Happiness is different from pleasure. Happiness has something to do with struggling and enduring and accomplishing.
Illusion is the first of all pleasures.
Personally, I experience the greatest degree of pleasure in having contact with works of art. They furnish me with happy feelings of an intensity that I cannot derive from other sources.
Pleasure is always derived from something outside you, whereas joy arises from within.
The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
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.
The greatest and noblest pleasure which we have in this world is to discover new truths, and the next is to shake off old prejudices.
To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.
Love's pleasure lasts but a moment; love's sorrow lasts all through life.
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.
When the Idea, of any Pleasure strikes your Imagination... let that time be employed in making a just Computation between, the duration of the Pleasure, and that of the Repentance sure to follow it.
Do not bite at the bait of pleasure, till you know there is no hook beneath it.
Pleasure and action make the hours seem short.
Pleasure is Nature's test, her sign of approval.
Rare indulgence produces greater pleasure.
Illusions commend themselves to us because they save us pain and allow us to enjoy pleasure instead. We must therefore accept it without complaint when they sometimes collide with a bit of reality against which they are dashed to pieces.
That pleasure which is at once the most pure, the most elevating and the most intense, is derived, I maintain, from the contemplation of the beautiful.
Perhaps all pleasure is only relief.
The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving 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.
There is more pleasure in loving than in being beloved.
Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it.
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