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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.
The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too.
Poetry is the art of uniting pleasure with truth.
There is more pleasure in loving than in being beloved.
Fame and power are the objects of all men. Even their partial fruition is gained by very few; and that, too, at the expense of social pleasure, health, conscience, life.
A man's delight in looking forward to and hoping for some particular satisfaction is a part of the pleasure flowing out of it, enjoyed in advance. But this is afterward deducted, for the more we look forward to anything the less we enjoy it when it comes.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
When a man says he had pleasure with a woman he does not mean conversation.
People can have many different kinds of pleasure. The real one is that for which they will forsake the others.
I have a great mind to believe in Christianity for the mere pleasure of fancying I may be damned.
Surprises are foolish things. The pleasure is not enhanced, and the inconvenience is often considerable.
No pleasure has any savor for me without communication.
Michel de Montaigne
The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure, but from hope to hope.
If pleasure was not followed by pain, who would forbear it?
Life affords no higher pleasure than that of surmounting difficulties, passing from one step of success to another, forming new wishes and seeing them gratified.
Rascals are always sociable, more's the pity! and the chief sign that a man has any nobility in his character is the little pleasure he takes in others' company.
Lies are essential to humanity. They are perhaps as important as the pursuit of pleasure and moreover are dictated by that pursuit.
Give them pleasure - the same pleasure they have when they wake up from a nightmare.
Fashion is very important. It is life-enhancing and, like everything that gives pleasure, it is worth doing well.
No verse can give pleasure for long, nor last, that is written by drinkers of water.
Just got back from a pleasure trip: I took my mother-in-law to the airport.
Though sages may pour out their wisdom's treasure, there is no sterner moralist than pleasure.
Just as a mother finds pleasure in taking her little child on her lap, there to feed and caress him, in like manner our loving God shows His fondness for His beloved souls who have given themselves entirely to Him and have placed all their hope in His goodness.
Buying is a profound pleasure.
Simone de Beauvoir
One should take good care not to grow too wise for so great a pleasure of life as laughter.
I like to compare the holiday season with the way a child listens to a favorite story. The pleasure is in the familiar way the story begins, the anticipation of familiar turns it takes, the familiar moments of suspense, and the familiar climax and ending.
If one could be friendly with women, what a pleasure - the relationship so secret and private compared with relations with men. Why not write about it truthfully?
My dreams were all my own; I accounted for them to nobody; they were my refuge when annoyed - my dearest pleasure when free.
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Music is the pleasure the human mind experiences from counting without being aware that it is counting.
Do you know the only thing that gives me pleasure? It's to see my dividends coming in.
John D. Rockefeller
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