Quotes containing word "pleasure"

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Sell also: delight, joy, pleasance

Definitions and meanings of word "pleasure"

• Noun: a fundamental feeling that is hard to define but that people desire to experience; example: "he was tingling with pleasure"

• Noun: something or someone that provides pleasure; a source of happiness; examples: "a joy to behold", "the pleasure of his company", "the new car is a delight"

• Noun: a formal expression; example: "he serves at the pleasure of the President"

• Noun: an activity that affords enjoyment; example: "he puts duty before pleasure"

• Noun: sexual gratification; example: "he took his pleasure of her"

Featured authors with quotes containing word "pleasure"

Samuel Johnson
9 quotes about pleasure
English Critic, Poet, Author, Editor
Wednesday 18 September 1709 - Monday 13 December 1784
Tony Robbins
3 quotes about pleasure
American Author
Born Monday 29 February 1960
Mortimer Adler
4 quotes about pleasure
American Philosopher, Author, Educator
Sunday 28 December 1902 - Thursday 28 June 2001
Stephen Greenblatt
3 quotes about pleasure
American Critic, Scholar
Born Sunday 7 November 1943
Charles Baudelaire
4 quotes about pleasure
French Poet
Monday 9 April 1821 - Saturday 31 August 1867
John Stuart Mill
4 quotes about pleasure
English Philosopher
Tuesday 20 May 1806 - Thursday 8 May 1873
George P. Baker
3 quotes about pleasure
American Educator, Scholar
1903 - 1995
Aldous Huxley
4 quotes about pleasure
English Writer, Novelist
Thursday 26 July 1894 - Friday 22 November 1963
Joseph Addison
4 quotes about pleasure
English Writer, Poet, Politician, Playwright
Sunday 1 May 1672 - Saturday 17 June 1719
Percy Bysshe Shelley
2 quotes about pleasure
English Critic, Poet
Saturday 4 August 1792 - Monday 8 July 1822
Voltaire
3 quotes about pleasure
French Writer, Philosopher, Historian
Sunday 21 November 1694 - Saturday 30 May 1778
Lord Byron
3 quotes about pleasure
British Poet
Tuesday 22 January 1788 - Monday 19 April 1824

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

Percy Bysshe Shelley

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Draw your pleasure, paint your pleasure, and express your pleasure strongly.

Pierre Bonnard

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The rule of my life is to make business a pleasure, and pleasure my business.

Aaron Burr

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All desirable things... are desirable either for the pleasure inherent in themselves, or as a means to the promotion of pleasure and the prevention of pain.

John Stuart Mill

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The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure, but from hope to hope.

Samuel Johnson

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Most things in life are moments of pleasure and a lifetime of embarrassment; photography is a moment of embarrassment and a lifetime of pleasure.

Tony Benn

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The instinct to impersonate produces the actor; the desire to provide pleasure by impersonations produces the playwright; the desire to provide this pleasure with adequate characterization and dialogue memorable in itself produces dramatic literature.

George P. Baker

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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.

Tony Robbins

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

Dale Carnegie

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The mere brute pleasure of reading the sort of pleasure a cow must have in grazing.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

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If you pursue good with labor, the labor passes away but the good remains; if you pursue evil with pleasure, the pleasure passes away and the evil remains.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

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The mind is never satisfied with the objects immediately before it, but is always breaking away from the present moment, and losing itself in schemes of future felicity... The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure, but from hope to hope.

Samuel Johnson

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The truth is that we can learn to condition our minds, bodies, and emotions to link pain or pleasure to whatever we choose. By changing what we link pain and pleasure to, we will instantly change our behaviors.

Tony Robbins

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I give so much pleasure to so many people. Why can I not get some pleasure for myself?

John Belushi

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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

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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

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The career of a writer is comparable to that of a woman of easy virtue. You write first for pleasure, later for the pleasure of others and finally for money.

Marcel Achard

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Passive pleasure is no pleasure at all.

Arthur Adamov

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Virtue is its own reward, and brings with it the truest and highest pleasure; but if we cultivate it only for pleasure's sake, we are selfish, not religious, and will never gain the pleasure, because we can never have the virtue.

John Henry Newman

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It is love rather than sexual lust or unbridled sexuality if, in addition to the need or want involved, there is also some impulse to give pleasure to the persons thus loved and not merely to use them for our own selfish pleasure.

Mortimer Adler

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