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There is probably an element of malice in our readiness to overestimate people - we are, as it were, laying up for ourselves the pleasure of later cutting them down to size.
If one wants another only for some self-satisfaction, usually in the form of sensual pleasure, that wrong desire takes the form of lust rather than love.
The philosophy of the common man is an old wife that gives him no pleasure, yet he cannot live without her, and resents any aspersions that strangers may cast on her character.
Pleasure is often spoiled by describing it.
The man whose only pleasure in life is making money, weighs less on the moral scale than an angleworm.
Sex: the pleasure is momentary, the position ridiculous, and the expense damnable.
I have cultivated my hysteria with pleasure and terror.
A tragedy need not have blood and death; it's enough that it all be filled with that majestic sadness that is the pleasure of tragedy.
No one should ever say that it was my ignorance if I did or showed forth anything however small according to God's good pleasure; but let this be your conclusion and let it so be thought, that - as is the perfect truth - it was the gift of God.
Do you know the only thing that gives me pleasure? It's to see my dividends coming in.
John D. Rockefeller
To a man of pleasure every moment appears to be lost, which partakes not of the vivacity of amusement.
Work is not man's punishment. It is his reward and his strength and his pleasure.
People who have been made to suffer by certain things cannot be reminded of them without a horror which paralyses every other pleasure, even that to be found in reading a story.
The person whose doors I enter with most pleasure, and quit with most regret, never did me the smallest favor.
Some people break promises for the pleasure of breaking them.
Captain Kirk has been a source of pleasure and income for a long time.
Never write anything that does not give you great pleasure. Emotion is easily transferred from the writer to the reader.
Love ceases to be a pleasure when it ceases to be a secret.
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
Some loves are like a vice that has ceased to give pleasure.
Pleasure and freedom from pain, are the only things desirable as ends.
John Stuart Mill
To the man who loves art for its own sake, it is frequently in its least important and lowliest manifestations that the keenest pleasure is to be derived.
Arthur Conan Doyle
There is some pleasure even in words, when they bring forgetfulness of present miseries.
Man is not constituted to take pleasure in the same things always.
Real love is the love that sometimes arises after sensual pleasure: if it does, it is immortal; the other kind inevitably goes stale, for it lies in mere fantasy.
I never learned anything at all in school and didn't read a book for pleasure until I was 19 years old.
Perhaps all pleasure is only relief.
William S. Burroughs
A test of what is real is that it is hard and rough. Joys are found in it, not pleasure. What is pleasant belongs to dreams.
Genuine happiness can only be achieved when we transform our way of life from the unthinking pursuit of pleasure to one committed to enriching our inner lives, when we focus on 'being more' rather than simply having more.
The pleasure we feel in criticizing robs us from being moved by very beautiful things.
Jean de la Bruyere
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