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Quotes about Pleasure and Friendship
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Appreciate again and again, freshly and naively,
the basic goods of life, with awe,
pleasure, wonder and even ecstasy,
however stale these experiences may have become to others.
- Abraham Maslow

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A new friend is like new wine;
when it has aged you will drink it with pleasure.
- Ecclesiastes 9:10

It gives me great pleasure indeed to see the stubbornness
of an incorrigible nonconformist warmly acclaimed.
- Albert Einstein

My definition of success is to live your life in a way
that causes you to feel a ton of pleasure and very little pain -
and because of your lifestyle, have the people around you feel
a lot more pleasure than they do pain.
- Tony Robbins

 

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

To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act
is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Only he is successful in his business who makes that pursuit
which affords him the highest pleasure sustain him.
- Henry David Thoreau

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The great pleasure in life is doing
what people say you cannot do.
- Walter Bagehot

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

Pleasure disappoints, possibility never
- Soren Kierkegaard

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

Do you know the only thing that gives me pleasure?
It's to see my dividends coming in.
- John D. Rockefeller

Don't get me wrong, I think bikes are terrific.
I own several of my own, including a trendy mountain style,
and ride them for pleasure and light exercise.
- Brock Yates

Just got back from a pleasure trip: I took my mother-in-law to the airport.
- Henny Youngman

Pain is filtered in a poem so that it becomes finally,
in the end, pleasure.
- Mark Strand

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

Love ceases to be a pleasure when it ceases to be a secret.
- Aphra Behn

God made me fast.
And when I run, I feel His pleasure.
- Eric Liddell

If I were to wish for anything,
I should not wish for wealth and power,
but for the passionate sense of potential -
for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible.
Pleasure disappoints; possibility never.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
- Leonardo da Vinci

I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure.
- Clarence Darrow

The greatest pleasure when I started making money was
not buying cars or yachts but finding myself able to
have as many freshly typed drafts as possible.
- Gore Vidal

Music produces a kind of pleasure
which human nature cannot do without.
- Confucius

Reporters thrive on the world's misfortune.
For this reason they often take an indecent pleasure
in events that dismay the rest of humanity.
- Russell Baker

When I eat with my friends, it is a moment of real pleasure,
when I really enjoy my life.
- Monica Bellucci

If it's very painful for you to criticize your friends -
you're safe in doing it.
But if you take the slightest pleasure in it,
that's the time to hold your tongue.
- Alice Duer Miller

When one has the feeling of dislike for evil,
when one feels tranquil,
one finds pleasure in listening to good teachings;
when one has these feelings and appreciates them,
one is free of fear.
- The Buddha

Work is not man's punishment.
It is his reward and his strength and his pleasure.
- George Sand

I refuse to spend my life worrying about what I eat.
There is no pleasure worth forgoing just for an extra
three years in the geriatric ward.
- John Mortimer

Even when poetry has a meaning, as it usually has,
it may be inadvisable to draw it out...
Perfect understanding will sometimes almost extinguish pleasure.
- A. E. Housman

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

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

There is more pleasure in loving than in being beloved.
- Thomas Fuller

Passion is all but soft, it's not tender,
it's violence to which you get hooked by pleasure.
- Isabelle Adjani

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

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

People seem to enjoy things more when they know a lot
of other people have been left out of the pleasure.
- Russell Baker

On that road of the informer, it is always night.
I cannot ever inform against anyone without feeling something die within me.
I inform without pleasure, because it is necessary.
- Whittaker Chambers

I have cultivated my hysteria with pleasure and terror.
- Charles Baudelaire

My father was always anxious to give pleasure to his children.
Accordingly, he took me one day, as a special treat,
to the top of the grand old tower, to see the chimes played.
- James Nasmyth

To kill a relative of whom you are tired is something.
But to inherit his property afterwards,
that is genuine pleasure.
- Honore de Balzac

Mysterious love, uncertain treasure,
hast thou more of pain or pleasure!
Endless torments dwell about thee: Yet who would live,
and live without thee!
- Joseph Addison

Come, come, leave business to idlers,
and wisdom to fools: they have need of 'em:
wit be my faculty,
and pleasure my occupation, and let father Time shake his glass.
- William Congreve

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

The gods look in pleasure on penitent sinners.
- Theodor Adorno

There is some pleasure even in words,
when they bring forgetfulness of present miseries.
- Sophocles

Work is the meat of life, pleasure the dessert.
- B. C. Forbes

Surprises are foolish things.
The pleasure is not enhanced, and the inconvenience is often considerable.
- Jane Austen

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

As a child, I read science fiction, but from the very
beginnings of my reading for pleasure,
I read a lot of non-fictional history,
particularly historical biography.
- Norman Spinrad

The philosophy of the common man is an old wife that gives him no pleasure,
yet he cannot live without her, and resents any aspersions
that strangers may cast on her character.
- George Santayana

All this fuss about sleeping together.
For physical pleasure I'd sooner go to my dentist any day.
- Evelyn Waugh

As soon as beauty is sought not from religion and love,
but for pleasure, it degrades the seeker.
- Annie Dillard

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.
- Tertullian

The pleasure that is in sorrow is sweeter than the
pleasure of pleasure itself.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

If you're interested in 'balancing' work and pleasure,
stop trying to balance them.
Instead make your work more pleasurable.
- Donald Trump

A babe in the house is a well-spring of pleasure,
a messenger of peace and love, a resting place for innocence on earth,
a link between angels and men.
- Martin Farquhar Tupper

Nothing gives me as much pleasure as travelling.
I love getting on trains and boats and planes.
- Alan Rickman

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 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

You need great passion, because everything you do with great pleasure,
you do well.
- Juan Manuel Fangio

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

What our children have to fear is not the cars on the
highways of tomorrow but our own pleasure in calculating
the most elegant parameters of their deaths.
- J. G. Ballard

She is such a good friend that she would throw all
her acquaintances into the water for the pleasure of fishing them out again.
- Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

The book tour has been really interesting and very gratifying.
I have not book toured before.
I've never had quite as much pleasure,
as much satisfaction.
- Leonard Nimoy

Take from the philosopher the pleasure of being heard
and his desire for knowledge ceases.
- Jean Jacques Rousseau

In diving to the bottom of pleasure we bring up more gravel than pearls.
- Honore de Balzac

George Harrison was also a pleasure to work with.
He was one of the most famous people I've ever known,
but in spite of that fame, he was such a nice and friendly guy.
- Alvin Lee

Ice T was just a pleasure to work with.
He was a smart gentleman.
- Judd Nelson

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

The first draught serveth for health,
the second for pleasure, the third for shame,
and the fourth for madness.
- Anacharsis


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