Quotes: pleasures

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  • Sydney Smith
    Sydney Smith
    English writer and cleric 1771-1845
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    All this class of pleasures inspires me with the same nausea as I feel at the sight of rich plum-cake or sweetmeats; I prefer the driest bread of common life.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    Hope is itself a species of happiness, and, perhaps, the chief happiness which this world affords: but, like all other pleasures immoderately enjoyed, the excesses of hope must be expiated by pain; and expectations improperly indulged must end in disappointment.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    It is very strange, and very melancholy, that the paucity of human pleasures should persuade us ever to call hunting one of them.
  • Molière
    Molière
    French playwriter (ps. of J. B. Poquelin) 1622-1673
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    It's true Heaven forbids some pleasures, but a compromise can usually be found.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    That man is richest whose pleasures are the cheapest.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    The friendships of the world are oft confederacies in vice, or leagues of pleasures.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    The important question is not, what will yield to man a few scattered pleasures, but what will render his life happy on the whole amount.
  • George Gurdjieff
    George Gurdjieff
    Russian teacher and writer 1873-1949
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    A man will renounce any pleasures you like but he will not give up his suffering.
  • Percy Bysshe Shelley
    Percy Bysshe Shelley
    English poet 1792-1822
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    A man, to be greatly good, must imagine intensely and comprehensively; he must put himself in the place of another and of many others; the pains and pleasures of his species must become his own.
  • Jeremy Taylor
    Jeremy Taylor
    British churchman and writer 1613-1667
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    Adultery itself in its principle is many times nothing but a curious inquisition after, and envy of another man's enclosed pleasures: and there have been many who refused fairer objects that they might ravish an enclosed woman from her retirement and single possessor.
  • Marquis de Sade
    Marquis de Sade
    French nobleman, revolutionary politician, philosopher, and writer 1740-1814
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    Ah, Eugénie, have done with virtues! Among the sacrifices that can be made to those counterfeit divinities, is there one worth an instant of the pleasures one tastes in outraging them?
  • François Fénelon
    François Fénelon
    French Writer 1651-1715
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    All earthly delights are sweeter in expectation than in enjoyment; but all spiritual pleasures more in fruition than in expectation.
  • Sri Sarada Devi
    Sri Sarada Devi
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    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.
  • Camille Paglia
    Camille Paglia
    American academic and social critic 1947-
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    Capitalism is an art form, an Apollonian fabrication to rival nature. It is hypocritical for feminists and intellectuals to enjoy the pleasures and conveniences of capitalism while sneering at it. Everyone born into capitalism has incurred a debt to it. Give Caesar his due.
  • Lord Chesterfield
    Lord Chesterfield
    English statesman, diplomat and writer (Philip Dormer Stanhope) 1694-1773
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    Choose your pleasures for yourself, and do not let them be imposed upon you.
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