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Prosperity is the measure or touchstone of virtue, for it is less difficult to bear misfortune than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.
The pleasure of reading is doubled when one lives with another who shares the same books.
Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
Reporters thrive on the world's misfortune. For this reason they often take an indecent pleasure in events that dismay the rest of humanity.
Anybody who has had the pleasure of reading an article about themselves in the press knows that, on the whole, there is a huge amount of inaccuracy, value judgment and the use of a crowbar to insert editorial bias that reflects the current political leaning of that particular paper.
A fool bolts pleasure, then complains of moral indigestion.
Maybe people have no idea how much work is behind a picture. It can seem very effortless, but there is a lot of work. It's exactly like doing ballet. It's hours and hours, but when you go onstage, it's just the pleasure of dancing.
In love, as in gluttony, pleasure is a matter of the utmost precision.
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.
As soon as beauty is sought not from religion and love, but for pleasure, it degrades the seeker.
I take no pleasure in the fact that the scientific predictions I've relayed to popular audiences turn out to be true.
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
This moment in time, on this tour, you know, I'm discovering a lot of new things. And to be 45 and doing that, it's a mixture of pleasure and pain, I can assure you.
There is pleasure when a sore is scratched, But to be without sores is more pleasurable still. Just so, there are pleasures in worldly desires, But to be without desires is more pleasurable still.
More and more, as I get older, people come up to me and say, 'Thank you for all the laughter.' And my standard answer is, 'It was my pleasure.' But that's the truth.
The only thing that I'm obsessed with is sleeping, and actually, it is more than an obsession, it is a pleasure.
I guess my guilty pleasure would be listening to the British audio versions of the 'Harry Potter' books.
Embrace good smells. No cost, no calories, no energy, no time - a quick hit of pleasure.
I give so much pleasure to so many people. Why can I not get some pleasure for myself?
The book tour has been really interesting and very gratifying. I have not book toured before. I've never had quite as much pleasure, as much satisfaction.
Beware of over-great pleasure in being popular or even beloved.
The lecturer should give the audience full reason to believe that all his powers have been exerted for their pleasure and instruction.
Book love... is your pass to the greatest, the purest, and the most perfect pleasure that God has prepared for His creatures.
My former bullies pay extra to come backstage and meet me after shows, and I pretend not to know them in front of their friends. It is the most divine pleasure to exact the revenge of the brutalized child that resides within.
Idleness allows you to turn a situation from boredom to pleasure.
The mere brute pleasure of reading - the sort of pleasure a cow must have in grazing.
Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield
John F. Kennedy
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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