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We smile at the ignorance of the savage who cuts down the tree in order to reach its fruit; but the same blunder is made by every person who is over eager and impatient in the pursuit of pleasure.
William Ellery Channing
There are a lot of people with a lot of money, and I'm amazed they don't understand what a great pleasure it can be to give.
Pleasure resorts are like film stars and royalty... embarrassed by the figures they cut in the fantasies of people who have never met them.
I grew up around people that enjoyed life day to day and found pleasure in simple things.
Book love... is your pass to the greatest, the purest, and the most perfect pleasure that God has prepared for His creatures.
My guiltiest pleasure is... chocolates with strawberry cream and trashy television - 'Geordie Shore,' 'Katie,' etc.
Now that I have conquered social anxiety disorder, I find pleasure in fans approaching me.
You have to be a lover of books without expecting more of them than they give - a little pleasure, a little insight, a moment of escape, a deepening of your own humanity. Not much else.
My loving sister Mary has always shared the pain and pleasure of my heartbeat in a unique and special way. We have sung our sad and warm songs together.
John Henrik Clarke
Work is the meat of life, pleasure the dessert.
B. C. Forbes
Luxury is an enticing pleasure, a bastard mirth, which hath honey in her mouth, gall in her heart, and a sting in her tail.
After some time, with my eyes closed, I began to enjoy this wonderful play of colors and forms, which it really was a pleasure to observe. Then I went to sleep and the next day I was fine. I felt quite fresh, like a newborn.
I guess my guilty pleasure would be listening to the British audio versions of the 'Harry Potter' books.
In life there is nothing more unexpected and surprising than the arrivals and departures of pleasure. If we find it in one place today, it is vain to seek it there tomorrow. You can not lay a trap for it.
Years of happiness can be lost in the foolish gratification of a momentary desire for pleasure.
Ezra Taft Benson
I would like to go and dance in Palestine one day, with great pleasure, great pleasure.
Variety is the soul of pleasure.
The 1990s, after the reign of terror of academic vandalism, will be a decade of restoration: restoration of meaning, value, beauty, pleasure, and emotion to art and restoration of art to its audience.
The daily act of writing remains as demanding and maddening as it was before, and the pleasure you get from writing - rare but profound - remains at the true heart of the enterprise. On their best days, writers all over the world are winning Pulitzers, all alone in their studios, with no one watching.
People - and I include myself - get fat because they choose pleasure over self-denial.
It is less difficult to bear misfortunes than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.
I give so much pleasure to so many people. Why can I not get some pleasure for myself?
Such truth, as opposeth no man's profit, nor pleasure, is to all men welcome.
Your chances of success are directly proportional to the degree of pleasure you desire from what you do. If you are in a job you hate, face the fact squarely and get out.
Even when poetry has a meaning, as it usually has, it may be inadvisable to draw it out... Perfect understanding will sometimes almost extinguish pleasure.
A. E. Housman
There exists, between people in love, a kind of capital held by each. This is not just a stock of affects or pleasure, but also the possibility of playing double or quits with the share you hold in the other's heart.
To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
I never went to a John Wayne movie to find a philosophy to live by or to absorb a profound message. I went for the simple pleasure of spending a couple of hours seeing the bad guys lose.
Show me another pleasure like dinner which comes every day and lasts an hour.
Charles Maurice de Talleyrand
Men value things in three ways: as useful, as pleasant or sources of pleasure, and as excellent, or as intrinsically admirable or honorable.
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