Quotes by gratification
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English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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.
American singer and actor 1943-
As far as show business, it's the gratification of doing something that pleases the fans.
American church figure and author 1951-
God is no more intimidated by childish demands for instant gratification than are wise parents.Source: Too Busy Not to Pray
American crime fiction author 1942-
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.
British Broadcaster 1903-1990
In retrospect, all these exercises in self-gratification seem pure fantasy, what Pascal called, licking the earth.
American actress, comedian, singer, and writer 1933-
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
Spanish writer 1547-1616
The gratification of wealth is not found in mere possession or in lavish expenditure, but in its wise application.
American short story writer 1804-1864
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
American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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.
English singer and songwriter 1958-
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
British Dramatist, Essayist, Editor 1672-1729
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.
American writer 1880-1968
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.
American writer 1880-1968
True happiness ... is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy cause.
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