Real pleasure comes from overcoming challenges, feeling confidence in your abilities, and experiencing the power this brings.
– Robert Greene
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
If pleasure is what you want, do not suppress the desire. Seek it intelligently.
– Huston Smith
I don’t believe in guilty pleasures. If you enjoy something, there is nothing guilty about it.
– Busy Phillips
A pleasure is full grown only when it is remembered.
– C.S. Lewis
It isn’t the great big pleasures that count the most; it’s making a great deal out of the little ones.
– Jean Webster
Pleasure’s a sin, and sometimes sin’s a pleasure.
– Lord Byron
There is no such thing as pure pleasure; some anxiety always goes with it.
Pleasure is the business of the young, business the pleasure of the old.
– Fulke Greville
Pleasure is the sun of the morning, the cloud of the meridian, and the storm of the evening.
– William Scott Downey
Whenever you are sincerely pleased you are nourished.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Pleasure is always derived from something outside you, whereas joy arises from within.
– Eckhart Tolle
Pleasure is none, if not diversified.
– John Donne
The greatest pleasures are only narrowly separated from disgust.
– Marcus Tullius Cicero
I adore simple pleasures. They are the last refuge of the complex.
– Oscar Wilde
The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain.
Life wears many faces. Pleasure is the most enticing face, and it’s the face your enemy wears.
The pleasure that is in sorrow is sweeter than the pleasure of pleasure itself.
– Percy Bysshe Shelley
With the catching ends the pleasure of the chase.
– Abraham Lincoln
Pleasure may come from illusion, but happiness can come only of reality.
– Nicolas Chamfort
Don’t mistake pleasure for happiness. They are a different breed of dogs.
– Josh Billings
There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge.
– Bertrand Russell
Pleasure is often spoiled by describing it.
Pleasure is the greatest incentive to evil.
We are prone to seek immediate pleasure or good, however small, rather than remote pleasure or good, however vast.
– Horace Mann
The highway of pleasure is crossed by many toll-gates.
– Lewis F. Korns
Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.
– H. Jackson Brown Jr.
One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.
– Jane Austen
No man is a hypocrite in his pleasures.
– Samuel Johnson
Do not bite at the bait of pleasure, till you know there is no hook beneath it.
– Thomas Jefferson