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Definition of Pleasure

Pleasure

  1. The gratification of the senses or of the mind; agreeable sensations or emotions; the excitement, relish, or happiness produced by the expectation or the enjoyment of something good, delightful, or satisfying; -- opposed to pain, sorrow, etc.
  2. Amusement; sport; diversion; self-indulgence; frivolous or dissipating enjoyment; hence, sensual gratification; -- opposed to labor, service, duty, self-denial, etc.
  3. What the will dictates or prefers as gratifying or satisfying; hence, will; choice; wish; purpose.
  4. That which pleases; a favor; a gratification.
  5. To give or afford pleasure to; to please; to gratify.
  6. To take pleasure; to seek pursue pleasure; as, to go pleasuring.

Pleasure Quotations

There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature more.
Lord Byron

Happiness, true happiness, is an inner quality. It is a state of mind. If your mind is at peace, you are happy. If your mind is at peace, but you have nothing else, you can be happy. If you have everything the world can give - pleasure, possessions, power - but lack peace of mind, you can never be happy.
Dada Vaswani

The great danger for family life, in the midst of any society whose idols are pleasure, comfort and independence, lies in the fact that people close their hearts and become selfish.
Pope John Paul II

Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.
Aristotle

The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you're in control of your life. If you don't, life controls you.
Tony Robbins
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Pleasure Translations

pleasure in Afrikaans is genot, plesier
pleasure in Dutch is pret, plezier, vermaak, genoegen
pleasure in Finnish is huvi
pleasure in French is jouissance, plaisir
pleasure in Latin is delectatio, iucunditas, voluptas
pleasure in Portuguese is prazer
pleasure in Spanish is agradar, disfrute, agrado, delicia, placer