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In the lexicon of the political class, the word 'sacrifice' means that the citizens are supposed to mail even more of their income to Washington so that the political class will not have to sacrifice the pleasure of spending it.
Irresponsibility is part of the pleasure of all art; it is the part the schools cannot recognize.
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.
The pleasure we derive from the representation of the present is due, not only to the beauty it can be clothed in, but also to its essential quality of being the present.
The bourgeois prefers comfort to pleasure, convenience to liberty, and a pleasant temperature to the deathly inner consuming fire.
The pleasure that is in sorrow is sweeter than the pleasure of pleasure itself.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Tragedy delights by affording a shadow of the pleasure which exists in pain.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
I'm tired of love; I'm still more tired of rhyme; but money gives me pleasure all the time.
I am now quite cured of seeking pleasure in society, be it country or town. A sensible man ought to find sufficient company in himself.
Variety of mere nothings gives more pleasure than uniformity of something.
I speak of a clinical depression that is the background of your entire life, a background of anguish and anxiety, a sense that nothing goes well, that pleasure is unavailable and all your strategies collapse.
One does not get better but different and older and that is always a pleasure.
Beauty and brains, pleasure and usability - they should go hand in hand.
True artists are almost the only men who do their work for pleasure.
Pleasure is a necessary reciprocal. No one feels, who does not at the same time give it. To be pleased, one must please. What pleases you in others, will in general please them in you.
It is twice the pleasure to deceive the deceiver.
Jean de La Fontaine
Eating is not merely a material pleasure. Eating well gives a spectacular joy to life and contributes immensely to goodwill and happy companionship. It is of great importance to the morale.
Reporters thrive on the world's misfortune. For this reason they often take an indecent pleasure in events that dismay the rest of humanity.
What is exhilarating in bad taste is the aristocratic pleasure of giving offense.
Art is contemplation. It is the pleasure of the mind which searches into nature and which there divines the spirit of which nature herself is animated.
A little girl who finds a puzzle frustrating might ask her busy mother (or teacher) for help. The child gets one message if her mother expresses clear pleasure at the request and quite another if mommy responds with a curt 'Don't bother me - I've got important work to do.'
A babe in the house is a well-spring of pleasure, a messenger of peace and love, a resting place for innocence on earth, a link between angels and men.
Martin Farquhar Tupper
The vine bears three kinds of grapes: the first of pleasure, the second of intoxication, the third of disgust.
If it doesn't work out there will never be any doubt that the pleasure was worth all the pain.
The essence of pleasure is spontaneity.
Pleasure is none, if not diversified.
People think I take some sort of masochistic pleasure out of putting out music that's gonna be unpopular.
The husband - by primitive instinct partly, certainly by ancient tradition - regards himself as the active partner in matters of love and his own pleasure as legitimately the prime motive for activity.
Nothing endears so much a friend as sorrow for his death. The pleasure of his company has not so powerful an influence.
Marriage is the miracle that transforms a kiss from a pleasure into a duty.
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