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  Sweetest pleasures are the shortest.  
 -  American proverb
  

  Everyone takes his pleasure where he finds it.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Follow pleasure and pleasure will flee; flee pleasure and pleasure will follow thee.  
 -  English proverb
  

  Business first, pleasure after.  
 -  English proverb
  

  Our pleasures are shallow; our sorrows are deep.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  From short pleasure long repentance.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Begin with patience, end with pleasure.  
 -  African proverb, Swahili
  

  Momentary pleasure is inferior pleasure.  
 -  Indian proverb
  

  Pleasure steal away the mind.  
 -  Dutch proverb
  

  Pleasure is the seed of pain; pain is the seed of pleasure.  
 -  Japanese proverb
  

  Short pleasure, long lament.  
 -  English proverb
  

  There is more pleasure in loving than in being loved.  
 -  English proverb
  

  Give them pleasure. The same pleasure they have when they wake up from a nightmare.  
 -  Alfred Hitchcock
  

  Abstainer, n. A weak person who yields to the temptation of denying himself a pleasure. A total abstainer is one who abstains from everything but abstention, and especially from inactivity in the affairs of others.  
 -  Ambrose Bierce
  

  Sensual pleasures have the fleeting brilliance of a comet; a happy marriage has the tranquillity of a lovely sunset.  
 -  Ann Landers
  

  The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you're in control of your life. If you don't, life controls you.  
 -  Anthony Robbins
  

  Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.  
 -  Aristotle
  

  Happiness consists in frequent repetition of pleasure.  
 -  Arthur Schopenhauer
  

  Pleasure is never as pleasant as we expected it to be and pain is always more painful. The pain in the world always outweighs the pleasure. If you don't believe it, compare the respective feelings of two animals, one of which is eating the other.  
 -  Arthur Schopenhauer
  

  Would you live with ease, do what you ought, and not what you please.  
 -  Benjamin Franklin
  

  Many a man thinks he is buying pleasure, when he is really selling himself a slave to it.  
 -  Benjamin Franklin
  

  Gradually I came to realize that my understanding of women goes only as far as the pleasure is concerned.  
 -  Charles Bukowski
  

  The greatest pleasure I know is to do a good action by stealth, and to have it found out by accident.  
 -  Charles Lamb
  

  No man can be brave who thinks pain the greatest evil; nor temperate, who considers pleasure the highest good.  
 -  Cicero
  

  I suppose I have been asked a hundred times how it feels to reach a high spot on one's chosen mountain. Each time I have to pause and think, savor some of the pleasures and some of the responsibilities. How does it feel? Well, for myself, I am sometimes completely surprised. At others I am tickled. And then I find that under it all, and constantly, I am deeply humble and tremendously grateful.  
 -  Conrad Hilton
  

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

  It is human nature to want it and want it now; it is also a sign of immaturity. Being willing to delay pleasure for a greater result is a sign of maturity.  
 -  Dave Ramsey
  

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

  If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.  
 -  E. B. White
  

  Books are a source of pleasure - the purest and the most lasting. They enhance your sensation of the interestingness of life. Reading them is not a violent pleasure like the gross enjoyment of an uncultivated mind, but a subtle delight.  
 -  Earl Nightingale
  

  Pleasure is always derived from something outside you, whereas joy arises from within.  
 -  Eckhart Tolle
  

  It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures, but the foolish to be a slave to them.  
 -  Epictetus
  

  Happiness is commonly mistaken for passively experienced pleasure or leisure... True happiness is a verb. It's the ongoing dynamic performance of worthy deeds.  
 -  Epictetus
  

  When the idea of any pleasure strikes your imagination, make a just computation between the duration of the pleasure and that of the repentance that is likely to follow it.  
 -  Epictetus
  

  If we had no faults of our own, we would not take so much pleasure in noticing those of others.  
 -  Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld
  

  It is not pleasure that makes life worth living. It is life that makes pleasure worth having.  
 -  George Bernard Shaw
  

  Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence. In other words: It is war minus the shooting.  
 -  George Orwell
  

  I am glad that work is not reserved for slaves. Were that the case I would be deprived of my greatest pleasure. Many things do I enjoy but nothing takes the place of work.  
 -  George S. Clason
  

  The struggling for knowledge hath a pleasure in it like that of wrestling with a fine woman.  
 -  George Savile
  

  Pleasure is found first in anticipation, later in memory.  
 -  Gustave Flaubert
  

  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
  

  That man is the richest whose pleasures are the cheapest.  
 -  Henry David Thoreau
  

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

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

  No poems can please for long or live that are written by water-drinkers.  
 -  Horace
  

  We are prone to seek immediate pleasure or good, however small, rather than remote pleasure or good, however vast.  
 -  Horace Mann
  

  It is not pleasure that makes life worth living. It is life that makes pleasure worth having.  
 -  George Bernard Shaw
  

  Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence. In other words: It is war minus the shooting.  
 -  George Orwell
  

  I am glad that work is not reserved for slaves. Were that the case I would be deprived of my greatest pleasure. Many things do I enjoy but nothing takes the place of work.  
 -  George S. Clason
  

  The struggling for knowledge hath a pleasure in it like that of wrestling with a fine woman.  
 -  George Savile
  

  Pleasure is found first in anticipation, later in memory.  
 -  Gustave Flaubert
  

  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
  

  That man is the richest whose pleasures are the cheapest.  
 -  Henry David Thoreau
  

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

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

  No poems can please for long or live that are written by water-drinkers.  
 -  Horace
  

  We are prone to seek immediate pleasure or good, however small, rather than remote pleasure or good, however vast.  
 -  Horace Mann
  

  Renunciation precedes happiness. The permanent happiness which men seek in dissipation, excitement, and abandonment to unworthy pleasures, is found only in the life which reverses all this - the life of self-control.  
 -  James Allen
  

  Why not seize the pleasure at once, how often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparations?  
 -  Jane Austen
  

  Nature has placed mankind under the government of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure... they govern us in all we do, in all we say, in all we think: every effort we can make to throw off our subjection, will serve but to demonstrate and confirm it.  
 -  Jeremy Bentham
  

  Pleasure and love are the pinions of great deeds.  
 -  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  

  The important question is not, what will yield to man a few scattered pleasures, but what will render his life happy on the whole amount.  
 -  Joseph Addison
  

  You find yourself refreshed by the presence of cheerful people. Why not make an honest effort to confer that pleasure on others? Half the battle is gained if you never allow yourself to say anything gloomy.  
 -  Julia Child
  

  In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things, does the heart find its morning and is refreshed.  
 -  Kahlil Gibran
  

  The pleasure of all reading is doubled when one lives with another who shares the same books.  
 -  Katherine Mansfield
  

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

  Those people who agree with me in believing in lying in bed as one of the greatest pleasures of life are the honest men.  
 -  Lin Yutang
  

  Human beings need pleasure the way they need vitamins.  
 -  Lionel Tiger
  

  Why so many different dishes? Man sinks almost to the level of an animal when eating becomes his chief pleasure.  
 -  Ludwig von Beethoven
  

  The pleasures of the world are deceitful; they promise more than they give. They trouble us in seeking them, they do not satisfy us when possessing them and they make us despair in losing them.  
 -  Madame De Lambert
  

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

  Things that will destroy man: Politics without principle; pleasure without conscience; wealth without work; knowledge without character; business without morality; science without humanity; worship without sacrifice.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  People have many different kinds of pleasure. The real one is that for which they will forsake the others.  
 -  Marcel Proust
  

  Humans consistently overestimate the value or pleasure of what they don't have and over- estimate the pain or loss of losing something they do have.  
 -  Mark Manson
  

  The exercise of an extraordinary gift is the supremest pleasure in life.   
 -  Mark Twain
  

  Of all the animals, man is the only one that is cruel. He is the only one that inflicts pain for the pleasure of doing it.  
 -  Mark Twain
  

  It is always by way of pain one arrives at pleasure.  
 -  Marquis De Sade
  

  There is something self-defeating in the too-conscious pursuit of pleasure.  
 -  Max Eastman
  

  Men value things in three ways: as useful, as pleasant or sources of pleasure, and as excellent, or as intrinsically admirable or honorable.  
 -  Mortimer Adler
  

  Others may know pleasure, but pleasure is not happiness. It has no more importance than a shadow following a man.  
 -  Muhammad Ali
  

  It is double pleasure to deceive the deceiver.  
 -  Niccolo Machiavelli
  

  There's a wonderful truth that's so central to living. I find it extraordinary that schools do not teach it. The essential truth is this: Each of us has some gift - a talent, a skill, a craft, a knack - that gives us pleasure and engages us, and the path to our happiness lies within that gift.  
 -  Nick Vujicic
  

  Partake of some of life's sweet pleasures. And yes, get comfortable with yourself.  
 -  Oprah Winfrey
  

  I write because it gives me the greatest possible artistic pleasure to write. If my work pleases the few I am gratified. As for the mob, I have no desire to be a popular novelist. It is far too easy.  
 -  Oscar Wilde
  

  It is only shallow people who require years to get rid of an emotion. A man who is master of himself, can end sorrow as easily as he can invent a pleasure.  
 -  Oscar Wilde
  

  An inordinate passion for pleasure is the secret of remaining young.  
 -  Oscar Wilde
  

  I adore simple pleasures. They are the last refuge of the complex.  
 -  Oscar Wilde
  

  There is no such thing as pure pleasure; some anxiety always goes with it.  
 -  Ovid
  

  Pleasure is the greatest incentive to evil.  
 -  Plato
  

  Pleasure is the bait of sin.  
 -  Plato
  

  Our fear of death is like our fear that summer will be short, but when we have had our swing of pleasure, our fill of fruit, and our swelter of heat, we say we have had our day.  
 -  Ralph Waldo Emerson
  

  I finally figured out the only reason to be alive is to enjoy it.  
 -  Rita Mae Brown
  

  Truly enlightened people, those who experience deep happiness daily, are prepared to put off short-term pleasure for the sake of long-term fulfillment.  
 -  Robin Sharma
  

  The moment I stopped spending so much time chasing the big pleasures of life, I began to enjoy the little ones, like watching the stars in a moonlit sky or soaking in the sunbeams of a glorious summer morning.  
 -  Robin Sharma
  

  Some of life's best pleasures are its simplest ones. Enrich your life with more of them and your heart will be happy.  
 -  Robin Sharma
  

  Burdens are the foundations of ease and bitter things the forerunners of pleasure.  
 -  Rumi
  

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

  There is little peace or comfort in life if we are always anxious as to future events. He that worries himself with the dread of possible contingencies will never be at rest.  
 -  Samuel Johnson
  

  Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future ones.  
 -  Seneca
  

  I cannot face with comfort the idea of life without work; work and the free play of the imagination are for me the same thing, I take no pleasure in anything else.  
 -  Sigmund Freud
  

  No pleasure is comparable to the standing upon the vantage-ground of truth.  
 -  Sir Francis Bacon
  

  Throwing yourself into a job you enjoy in one of life's greatest pleasures.  
 -  Sir Richard Branson
  

  Every pleasure has its corresponding drawback, just as every rose its thorn.  
 -  Sir Winston Churchill
  

  We shall forgo our luxuries but not our pleasures.  
 -  Sir Winston Churchill
  

  Every action has its pleasures and its price.  
 -  Socrates
  

  Force is of no use to make or preserve a friend, who is an animal that is never caught nor tamed but by kindness and pleasure.  
 -  Socrates
  

  Happiness is unrepentant pleasure.  
 -  Socrates
  

  Many of us pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that we hurry past it.  
 -  Soren Kierkegaard
  

  Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious.  
 -  Thomas Aquinas
  

  People go on marrying because they can't resist natural forces, although many of them may know perfectly well that they are possibly buying a month's pleasure with a life's discomfort.  
 -  Thomas Hardy
  

  Those people whom we define as being wealthy get much more pleasure from owning substantial amounts of appreciable assets than from displaying a high-consumption lifestyle.  
 -  Thomas J. Stanley
  

  An honest man can feel no pleasure in the exercise of power over his fellow citizens.  
 -  Thomas Jefferson
  

  Do not look for rest in any pleasure, because you were not created for pleasure: You were created for joy. And if you do not know the difference between pleasure and joy you have not yet begun to live.  
 -  Thomas Merton
  

  To enjoy life, you don't need fancy nonsense, but you do need to control your time and realize that most things just aren't as serious as you make them out to be.  
 -  Tim Ferriss
  

  Sinful and forbidden pleasures are like poisoned bread; they may satisfy appetite for the moment, but there is death in them at the end.  
 -  Tryon Edwards
  

  Melancholy is the pleasure of being sad.  
 -  Victor Hugo
  

  The work is an absolute necessity for me. I can't put it off, I don't care for anything but the work; that is to say, the pleasure in something else ceases at once and I become melancholy when I can't go on with my work.  
 -  Vincent van Gogh
  

  Pleasure is the object, duty and the goal of all rational creatures.  
 -  Voltaire
  

  I am interested in entertaining people, in bringing pleasure, particularly laughter, to others, rather than being concerned with 'expressing' myself with obscure creative impressions.  
 -  Walt Disney
  

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

  As the valley gives height to the mountain, so can sorrow give meaning to pleasure; as the well is the source of the fountain, deep adversity can be a treasure.  
 -  William Arthur Ward
  

  One of the pleasantest things in the world is going a journey; but I like to do it myself. I can enjoy society in a room; but out of doors, nature is company enough for me. I am then never less alone than when alone.  
 -  William Hazlitt
  

  Some persons make promises for the pleasure of breaking them.  
 -  William Hazlitt
  

  Pleasure and action make the hours seem short.  
 -  William Shakespeare, Othello
  

  A life devoted to seeking pleasure, is a life committed to being discontent.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Memories have two qualities - pain and pleasure, if you are recalling it alone then they might give you the feeling of loneliness and sadness, but if you are sharing them with someone then you will surely smile because you may not be able to enjoy that memory again exactly the same way, but you can surely enjoy that feeling.  
 -  Unknown
  

  He touched my heart with a thousand pleasures and broke it into million pieces.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Love is when we plan days that bring us pleasure and building memories two can treasure.  
 -  Unknown
  

  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!  
 -  Unknown
  

  True happiness does not consist in the pleasures of this world, or in earthly things, but in peace of conscience, which we only have if we are pure of heart and mind.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Revenge is always the weak pleasure of a little and narrow mind.  
 -  Unknown
  

  What's the difference between pleasure and torture? Pleasure is thinking of you and torture is thinking of you too much.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Things like happiness, pleasure, joy, and affection are all good entities that love generates. When times get hard in love, it may seem easy to say that you no longer want love involved in your life, just remember that without love you will never experience the feelings that make life worth living for.  
 -  Unknown
  

  In life, don't expect anything from anyone. Because expectation, when not fulfilled, gives you pain. When you get something without expecting it, It's gives you pleasure. Keep doing your part and leave the rest to God..  
 -  Unknown
  

  He who allows his day to pass by without practicing generosity and enjoying life's pleasures is like a blacksmith's bellows: he breathes but does not live.  
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