Quotes by gratification

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  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
  • Bobby Sherman
    Bobby Sherman
    American singer and actor 1943-
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    As far as show business, it's the gratification of doing something that pleases the fans.
  • Bill Hybels
    Bill Hybels
    American church figure and author 1951-
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    God is no more intimidated by childish demands for instant gratification than are wise parents.
    Source: Too Busy Not to Pray
  • Andrew Vachss
    Andrew Vachss
    American crime fiction author 1942-
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    I don't understand people whose gratification is a BMW. You don't know what joy is until you see a kid who was tortured get adopted by a family.
  • Malcolm Muggeridge
    Malcolm Muggeridge
    British Broadcaster 1903-1990
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    In retrospect, all these exercises in self-gratification seem pure fantasy, what Pascal called, licking the earth.
  • Carol Burnett
    Carol Burnett
    American actress, comedian, singer, and writer 1933-
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    People invite me to dinner not because I cook, but because I like to clean up. I get immediate gratification from Windex. Yes, I do windows.
  • Miguel de Cervantes
    Miguel de Cervantes
    Spanish writer 1547-1616
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    The gratification of wealth is not found in mere possession or in lavish expenditure, but in its wise application.
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne
    Nathaniel Hawthorne
    American short story writer 1804-1864
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    The only sensible ends of literature are, first, the pleasurable toil of writing; second, the gratification of one's family and friends; and lastly, the solid cash.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    There is nothing capricious in nature and the implanting of a desire indicates that its gratification is in the constitution of the creature that feel it.
  • Bruce Dickinson
    Bruce Dickinson
    English singer and songwriter 1958-
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    When you cut human beings down to size, we're really quite simple creatures; food, shelter, warmth, light, heat and you build it up from there really until you finally go Gucci shoes or whatever it is or whatever your consumer desires are. All those desires are ultimately, they're about gratification.
  • Sir Richard Steele
    Sir Richard Steele
    British Dramatist, Essayist, Editor 1672-1729
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    Zeal for the public good is the characteristic of a man of honor and a gentleman, and must take the place of pleasures, profits and all other private gratification.
  • Helen Keller
    Helen Keller
    American writer 1880-1968
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    Many people have the wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
  • Helen Keller
    Helen Keller
    American writer 1880-1968
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    True happiness ... is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy cause.
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