Pleasure Quotes

Pain is the only pleasure in the world, this is the biggest paradox!
– Dixy Gandhi

Even when poetry has a meaning, as it usually has, it may be inadvisable to draw it out. Perfect understanding will sometimes almost extinguish pleasure.
– A.E. Housman

Perfect understanding will sometimes almost extinguish pleasure.
– A.E. Housman

Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it.
– Soren Kierkegaard

Most of the luxuries, and many of the so-called comforts, of life are not only not indispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind.
– Henry David Thoreau

Pleasure for one hour, a bottle of wine. Pleasure for one year a marriage; but pleasure for a lifetime a garden.
– Chinese Proverb

If you resolve to give up smoking, drinking and loving, you don’t actually live longer; it just seems longer.
– Clement Freud

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

Doubtless the pleasure is as great Of being cheated as to cheat.
– Samuel Butler

Love ceases to be a pleasure, when it ceases to be a secret.
– Brendan Francis

A fool bolts pleasure, then complains of moral indigestion.
– Minna Thomas Antrim

There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge.
– Bertrand Russell

That man is richest whose pleasures are the cheapest.
– Henry David Thoreau

O Athenians, what toil do I undergo to please you!
– Alexander

Rare indulgence produces greater pleasure.
– Juvenal

The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
– Leonardo Da Vinci

The pleasures of love are always in proportion to our fears.
– Stendhal

Pleasure of love lasts but a moment, Pain of love lasts a lifetime.
– Bette Davis

A poem should not mean but be.
– Archibald MacLeish

But pleasures are like poppies spread; You seize the flower, its bloom is shed. Or like the snow falls in the river, A moment white then melts forever.
– Robert Burns