Pleasure Quotes and Sayings

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

Submitted by: me on January 15, 2008

It is a clear gain to sacrifice pleasure in order to avoid pain.
– Arthur Schopenhauer

Being willing to delay pleasure for a greater result is a sign of maturity.

One man’s pain is another mans pleasure.

Submitted by: Taylor on February 18, 2009

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

Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.

Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future one.


Don’t just hurry, don’t just haste. Don’t just worry, don’t just waste. Life is a treasure, enjoy the pleasure.

Submitted by: RVM on January 1, 2014

Pleasure and action make the hours seem short.
William Shakespeare

Pleasures that we seek are not happiness at its peak. For it is contentment that gives true fulfillment.

Submitted by: RVM on November 13, 2014

Choose your pleasures for yourself, and do not let them be imposed upon you.
Lord Chesterfield

With the catching ends the pleasure of the chase.
Abraham Lincoln

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

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

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


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

God whispers in our pleasures, but shouts in our pain.
C.S. Lewis

Pleasure and discipline need to stay close friends.
Terri Guillemets

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

Life wears many faces. Pleasure is the most enticing face, and it’s the face your enemy wears.

Submitted by: Pratt Emmanuel Tolu on January 17, 2016

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.
– Stendhal

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

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