Pleasure quotes
Mid pleasures and palaces though we may roam, Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home.

- John Howard Payne
Nothing gives an author so much pleasure as to find his works respectfully quoted by other learned authors.

- Benjamin Franklin
EVERLASTING, adj. Lasting forever. It is with no small diffidence that I venture to offer this brief and elementary definition, for I am not unaware of the existence of a bulky volume by a sometime Bishop of Worcester, entitled, _A Partial Definition of the Word "Everlasting," as Used in the Authorized Version of the Holy Scriptures_. His book was once esteemed of great authority in the Anglican Church, and is still, I understand, studied with pleasure to the mind and profit of the soul.

- Ambrose Bierce
Agatha Christie has given more pleasure in bed than any other woman.

- Smith, Nancy Banks
There are seven sins in the world: Wealth without work, Pleasure without conscience, Knowledge without character, Commerce without morality, Science without humanity, Worship without sacrifice and politics without principle.

- Mahatma Gandhi
Speed, it seems to me, provides the one genuinely modern pleasure.

- Huxley, Aldous
What our children have to fear is not the cars on the highways of tomorrow but our own pleasure in calculating the most elegant parameters of their deaths.

- Ballard, J. G.
Happiness is different from pleasure. Happiness has something to do with struggling and enduring and accomplishing.

- George Sheehan
It is easy to see that, even in the freedom of early youth, an American girl never quite loses control of herself; she enjoys all permitted pleasures without losing her head about any of them, and her reason never lets the reins go, though it may often seem to let them flap.

- Tocqueville, Alexis De
It is one of man's curious idiosyncrasies to create difficulties for the pleasure of resolving them.

- Joseph de Maistre
It is less difficult to bear misfortunes than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.

- Tacitus, Publius Cornelius
As clouds are blown away by the wind, the thirst for material pleasures will be driven away by the utterance of the Lord's name.

- Devi, Sri Sarada
Prosperity is the measure or touchstone of virtue, for it is less difficult to bear misfortune than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.

- Tacitus, Publius Cornelius
I consider being ill as one of the great pleasures of life, provided one is not too ill.

- Samuel Butler
For nonconformity the world whips you with its displeasure.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson
In moderate doses melancholy can be strangley comforting, darkly sweet; it can by providing contrast, give an exquisitely sharp edge to happiness, especially to pleasures of the flesh.

- Dean Koontz
Travel is the most private of pleasures. There is no greater bore than the travel bore. We do not in the least want to hear what he has seen in Hong-Kong.

- Sackville-West, Vita
COMMONWEALTH, n. An administrative entity operated by an incalculable multitude of political parasites, logically active but fortuitously efficient. This commonwealth's capitol's corridors view, So thronged with a hungry and indolent crew Of clerks, pages, porters and all attaches Whom rascals appoint and the populace pays That a cat cannot slip through the thicket of shins Nor hear its own shriek for the noise of their chins. On clerks and on pages, and porters, and all, Misfortune attend and disaster befall! May life be to them a succession of hurts; May fleas by the bushel inhabit their shirts; May aches and diseases encamp in their bones, Their lungs full of tubercles, bladders of stones; May microbes, bacilli, their tissues infest, And tapeworms securely their bowels digest; May corn-cobs be snared without hope in their hair, And frequent impalement their pleasure impair. Disturbed be their dreams by the awful discourse Of audible sofas sepulchrally hoarse, By chairs acrobatic and wavering floors -- The mattress that kicks and the pillow that snores! Sons of cupidity, cradled in sin! Your criminal ranks may the death angel thin, Avenging the friend whom I couldn't work in. K.Q.

- Ambrose Bierce
It is a sin to persue pleasure as a good and to avoid pain as a evil.

- Marcus Aurelius
He that raises a large family does, indeed, while he lives to observe them, stand a broader mark for sorrow; but then he stands a broader mark for pleasure too.

- Franklin, Benjamin

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