The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
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.
Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.
Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future ones.
Don’t just hurry, don’t just haste. Don’t just worry, don’t just waste. Life is a treasure, enjoy the pleasure.
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.
God whispers in our pleasures, but shouts in our pain.
– C.S. Lewis
Choose your pleasures for yourself, and do not let them be imposed upon you.
– Lord Chesterfield
Real pleasure comes from overcoming challenges, feeling confidence in your abilities, and experiencing the power this brings.
– Robert Greene
Pleasure and discipline need to stay close friends.
– Terri Guillemets
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
A pleasure is full grown only when it is remembered.
– C.S. Lewis
Why not seize the pleasure at once, how often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparations.
– Jane Austen
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
Whenever you are sincerely pleased you are nourished.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Don’t mistake pleasure for happiness. They are a different breed of dogs.
– Josh Billings
Pleasure is the sun of the morning, the cloud of the meridian, and the storm of the evening.
– William Scott Downey
Pleasure is the object, duty and the goal of all rational creatures.
Pleasure may come from illusion, but happiness can come only of reality.
– Nicolas Chamfort
Pleasure is the business of the young, business the pleasure of the old.
– Fulke Greville
Do not bite at the bait of pleasure, till you know there is no hook beneath it.
– Thomas Jefferson
Pleasure is the bait of sin.
No man is a hypocrite in his pleasures.
– Samuel Johnson
One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.
– Jane Austen
Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.
– H. Jackson Brown Jr.
Illusion is the first of all pleasures.
I don’t believe in guilty pleasures. If you enjoy something, there is nothing guilty about it.
– Busy Phillips
We are prone to seek immediate pleasure or good, however small, rather than remote pleasure or good, however vast.
– Horace Mann
Give them pleasure. The same pleasure they have when they wake up from a nightmare.
– Alfred Hitchcock
The greatest pleasures are only narrowly separated from disgust.
– Marcus Tullius Cicero
Pleasure is the greatest incentive to evil.
Pleasure is none, if not diversified.
– John Donne
The essence of pleasure is spontaneity.
– Germaine Greer
Human beings need pleasure the way they need vitamins.
– Lionel Tiger
Pleasure is always derived from something outside you, whereas joy arises from within.
– Eckhart Tolle
Many of us pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that we hurry past it.
– Soren Kierkegaard
The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
– Leonardo da Vinci
There is something self-defeating in the too-conscious pursuit of pleasure.
– Max Eastman
There is no such thing as pure pleasure; some anxiety always goes with it.
One of life’s most simple pleasures is spending time with those we love…
Pleasure’s a sin, and sometimes sin’s a pleasure.
– Lord Byron
Life wears many faces. Pleasure is the most enticing face, and it’s the face your enemy wears.
It isn’t the great big pleasures that count the most; it’s making a great deal out of the little ones.
– Jean Webster
The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain.
Pleasure for one hour, a bottle of wine. Pleasure for one year a marriage; but pleasure for a lifetime, a garden.
– Chinese Proverb
The highway of pleasure is crossed by many toll-gates.
– Lewis F. Korns
Look for a long time at what pleases you, and longer still at what pains you.
I adore simple pleasures. They are the last refuge of the complex.
– Oscar Wilde
If pleasure is what you want, do not suppress the desire. Seek it intelligently.
– Huston Smith
Men may scoff, and men may pray, but they pay every pleasure with a pain.
– William Henley
Pleasure is often spoiled by describing it.
Pleasure is Nature’s test, her sign of approval. When man is happy, he is in harmony with himself and his environment.
– Oscar Wilde
There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge.
– Bertrand Russell