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I am invariably late for appointments - sometimes as much as two hours. I've tried to change my ways but the things that make me late are too strong, and too pleasing.
An engaged woman is always more agreeable than a disengaged. She is satisfied with herself. Her cares are over, and she feels that she may exert all her powers of pleasing without suspicion. All is safe with a lady engaged; no harm can be done.
There just isn't any pleasing some people. The trick is to stop trying.
It is happy for you that you possess the talent of flattering with delicacy. May I ask whether these pleasing attentions proceed from the impulse of the moment, or are they the result of previous study?
Some people displease with merit, and others' very faults and defects are pleasing.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
We require from buildings two kinds of goodness: first, the doing their practical duty well: then that they be graceful and pleasing in doing it.
To me, business isn't about wearing suits or pleasing stockholders. It's about being true to yourself, your ideas and focusing on the essentials.
Wine makes a man more pleased with himself; I do not say it makes him more pleasing to others.
The happiest conversation is that of which nothing is distinctly remembered, but a general effect of pleasing impression.
The sky is the part of creation in which nature has done for the sake of pleasing man.
Those who have virtue always in their mouths, and neglect it in practice, are like a harp, which emits a sound pleasing to others, while itself is insensible of the music.
Bad psychoanalysis would say I enjoyed pleasing people, working really hard and pleasing people, which is probably related to my father in some way. But I really liked working hard. When I worked at Disneyland, I'd do 12 hours straight and go home thrilled.
The art of pleasing consists in being pleased.
Perhaps even these things, one day, will be pleasing to remember.
It may easily come to pass that a vain man may become proud and imagine himself pleasing to all when he is in reality a universal nuisance.
Sweet is the scene where genial friendship plays the pleasing game of interchanging praise.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
There's something pleasing about large, well-lit spaces. I love that dealers are willing to take massive chances in order to give this much room to their artists. Most of all, I love that more galleries showing more art gives more artists a shot.
To all, to each, a fair good-night, and pleasing dreams, and slumbers light.
The art of pleasing is the art of deception.
Luc de Clapiers
The care of the Earth is our most ancient and most worthy, and after all our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it and to foster its renewal is our only hope.
Some people lose all respect for the lion unless he devours them instantly. There is no pleasing some people.
It is commonly supposed that the art of pleasing is a wonderful aid in the pursuit of fortune; but the art of being bored is infinitely more successful.
Instinct taught me 20 years ago to pace a song or a concert performance. That translates into pacing a story, pleasing a reading audience.
Love-quarrels oft in pleasing concord end.
There's something very addictive about people pleasing. It's a thought pattern and a habit that feels really, really good until it becomes desperate.
There is no pleasing New Englanders, my dear, their soil is all rocks and their hearts are bloodless absolutes.
What is my task? First of all, my task is to be pleasing to Christ. To be empty of self and be filled with Himself. To be filled with the Holy Spirit; to be led by the Holy Spirit.
Aimee Semple McPherson
The hours we pass with happy prospects in view are more pleasing than those crowded with fruition.
I will always come with something that's aesthetically pleasing.
It's good to get your hands dirty a bit and to test how you see things at a given point. And it's very pleasing after writing something like 'Atonement' or 'On Chesil Beach,' which are historical, to get involved in some plausible re-enactment of the here and now.
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