Pleasure Quotes - Page 2

We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.
– Charles Kingsley

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Science is a wonderful thing, but it has not yet succeeded in maximizing pleasure and minimizing pain, and that’s all we asked of it.
— Anonymous

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What the mass media offer is not popular art, but entertainment which is intended to be consumed like food, forgotten, and replaced by a new dish.
– W. H. Auden

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The average man does not get pleasure out of an idea because he thinks it is true; he thinks it is true because he gets pleasure out of it.
– H. L. Mencken

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We can often endure an extra pound of pain far more easily than we can suffer the withdrawal of an ounce of accustomed pleasure.
– Sydney J Harris

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Fun I love, but too much fun is of all things the most loathsome.Mirth is better than fun, and happiness is better than mirth.
– Thomas Carlyle

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To really enjoy the better things in life, one must first have experienced the things they are better than.
– Oscar Homolka

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Speed, is that progress? Anyway, why progress? Why not enjoy what one has? Men have never exhausted present pleasures.
— Austin Tappan Wright

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

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Look upon the world as your enemy because only then the gifts it gives will give you immense pleasure.
– Kazi Shams

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The greatest pleasure I know is to do a good action by stealth, and to have it found out by accident.
– Charles Lamb

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Follow pleasure, and then will pleasure flee, Flee pleasure, and pleasure will follow thee.
– John Heywood

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The test and use of man’s education is that he finds pleasure in the exercise of the mind.
– Jacques Barzun

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Every luxury must be paid for, and everything is a luxury, starting with being in the world.
– Cesare Pavese

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