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It is a challenge trying not to give in to pleasing other people.
To be exempt from the Passions with which others are tormented, is the only pleasing Solitude.
Identifying and overcoming natural fear is one of the pleasing struggles intrinsic to climbing.
Nothing is more pleasing and engaging than the sense of having conferred benefits. Not even the gratification of receiving them.
Beauty is a combination of qualities. I don't think one can deny that certain people or things feel aesthetically pleasing. But without an equally pleasing being behind that form, there is no beauty there.
My biggest advice for girls - and this is something that I wish I could have known when I was younger - is to have thick skin. It's something that you definitely develop when you get older, but when I first started, I was so obsessed with pleasing everybody. I wanted everybody to like me and to like my songs.
Christians often get into perplexity about worldly allurements by asking, 'Where is the sin of this, or the danger of that?' There may be danger that the questioner cannot see: Satan's baits often skillfully conceal a sharp hook; but supposing that the thing be harmless, it does not follow that it would be pleasing to God or spiritually helpful.
A real love story is sometimes exhausting. A romance is deliberately constructed to yield a certain result; the ambiguities are trimmed out, so it's neater and more pleasing to our hearts. But you don't live a love story, you live a life.
Whatever culture, whatever country, girls are taught to please others as opposed to pleasing themselves.
Perhaps even these things, one day, will be pleasing to remember.
The art of pleasing consists in being pleased.
Sweet is the scene where genial friendship plays the pleasing game of interchanging praise.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
The core of my work is dedicated not to pleasing women, but to pleasing men. Men are like bulls. They cannot resist the red sole.
The core of my work is dedicated not to pleasing women, but to pleasing men.
Women often have a great need to portray themselves as sympathetic and pleasing, but we're also dark people with dark thoughts.
The spiritual message is we lose our lives in pleasing others; if you're the good child who pleases Mommy and Daddy but internalizes anger, you're setting yourself up for disease.
I think when you have some success as a kid, your notion of being a good actor is pleasing the director, doing exactly what they tell you to do.
I love a nice cooking show. It's as aesthetically pleasing as any other thing that tempts the senses, I suppose.
This is the kind of world I was born in, one in which I had only one reason for existence: pleasing others.
Music would lose its charm were not dissonance interspersed at frequent intervals. The closer a composer can come to discord without actually entering it in the score, the more pleasing will be his composition when given life through musical instruments.
It was amazing to watch him in the darkroom at an advanced age, still get excited when the results were pleasing. He still struggled like we all do in the darkroom and he struggled behind the camera, and when he had a success he was beaming.
And when I stopped doing that and started thinking about what feels natural and what feels right to me and started pleasing myself, then it became good.
Comedy and drama are less ageist media for women than stuff like light entertainment. But in TV or film, women have to be more pleasing on the eye than men.
I feel like math and writing are the same thing. You're putting together a lot of complex things to satisfy different requirements. It's got to be aesthetically pleasing; it's got to have subtext; it's got to convey information.
We should have scant notion of the gardens of these New England colonists in the seventeenth century were it not for a cheerful traveller named John Josselyn, a man of everyday tastes and much inquisitiveness, and the pleasing literary style which comes from directness, and an absence of self-consciousness.
Alice Morse Earle
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
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