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Pleasure Quotes

The important question is not, what will yield to man a few scattered pleasures, but what will render his life happy on the whole amount.

Author: Joseph Addison (1672-1719)

Profession: British Essayist, Poet, Statesman

A fool bolts pleasure, then complains of moral indigestion.

Author: Minna Antrim (1861)

Profession: American Epigrammist

The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain.

Author: Aristotle

Profession: Greek Philosopher

One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.

Author: Jane Austen (1775-1817)

Profession: British Novelist

A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.

Author: Walter Bagehot (1826-1877)

Profession: British Economist, Critic

In diving to the bottom of pleasure we bring up more gravel than pearls.

Author: Honore De Balzac (1799-1850)

Profession: French Novelist

Pleasure is continually disappointed, reduced, deflated, in favor of strong, noble values: Truth, Death, Progress, Struggle, Joy, etc. Its victorious rival is Desire: we are always being told about Desire, never about Pleasure.

Author: Roland Barthes (1915-1980)

Profession: French Semiologist

Pleasure only starts once the worm has got into the fruit, to become delightful happiness must be tainted with poison.

Author: Georges Bataille (1897-1962)

Profession: French Novelist, Critic

It is within the experience of everyone that when pleasure and pain reach a certain intensity they are indistinguishable.

Author: Arnold Bennett (1867-1931)

Profession: British Novelist

He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man.

Author: Bible

Profession: Sacred Scriptures of Christian

Stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant. [Proverbs 9:17]

Author: Bible

Profession: Sacred Scriptures of Christian

Don't mistake pleasure for happiness. They are a different breed of dogs.

Author: Josh Billings (1815-1885)

Profession: American Humorist, Lecturer

Draw your pleasure, paint your pleasure, and express your pleasure strongly.

Author: Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947)

Profession: French Painter, Lithographer

For the rational, psychologically healthy man, the desire for pleasure is the desire to celebrate his control over reality. For the neurotic, the desire for pleasure is the desire to escape from reality.

Author: Nathaniel Branden

Profession: American Expert on Self-esteem, Author, Psychologist

We enjoy the process far more than the proceeds.

Author: Warren Buffett (1930)

Profession: American Investment Entrepreneur