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It seems to me that if you or I must choose between two courses of thought or action, we should remember our dying and try so to live that our death brings no pleasure on the world.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Every other sin hath some pleasure annexed to it, or will admit of an excuse: envy alone wants both.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Do not bite at the bait of pleasure till you know there is no hook beneath it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I find the pain of a little censure, even when it is unfounded, is more acute than the pleasure of much praise.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Of all the animals, man is the only one that is cruel. He is the only one that inflicts pain for the pleasure of doing it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is impossible to read for pleasure from something to which you are both father and mother, born in such travail that the writer despises the thing that enslaved him.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I can look at [my books] with pleasure from a distance. Four feet is close enough.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Self-pity is easily the most destructive of the nonpharmaceutical narcotics; it is addictive, gives momentary pleasure and separates the victim from reality.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
That pleasure which is at once the most pure, the most elevating and the most intense, is derived, I maintain, from the contemplation of the beautiful.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Why not seize the pleasure at once, how often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparations.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
One should take good care not to grow too wise for so great a pleasure of life as laughter.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Although our productions have afforded more extensive and unaffected pleasure than those of any other literary corporation in the world, no species of composition has been so much decried. And what are you reading, Miss -- -? Oh! it is only a novel! replies the young lady; while she lays down her book with affected indifference, or momentary shame. It is only Cecilia, or Camilla, or Belinda ; or, in short, only some work in which the greatest powers of the mind are displayed, in which the most thorough knowledge of human nature, the happiest delineation of its varieties, the liveliest effusions of wit and humor, are conveyed to the world in the best chosen language.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Surprises are foolish things. The pleasure is not enhanced and the inconvenience is often considerable.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasureMore [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A good deed is never lost. He who sows courtesy, reaps friendship; he who plants kindness, gathers love; pleasure bestowed on a grateful mind was never sterile, but generally gratitude begets reward.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The pleasure we derive from the representation of the present is due, not only to the beauty it can be clothed in, but also to its essential quality of being the present.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We are weighed down, every moment, by the conception and the sensation of Time. And there are but two means of escaping and forgetting this nightmare: pleasure and work. Pleasure consumes us. Work strengthens us. Let us choose.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
What is exhilarating in bad taste is the aristocratic pleasure of giving offense.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We have dreamt of every woman there is, and dreamt too of the miracle that would bring us the pleasure of being a woman, for women have all the qualities -- courage, passion, the capacity to love, cunning -- whereas all our imagination can do is naively pile up the illusion of courage.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Sex pleasure in woman is a kind of magic spell; it demands complete abandon; if words or movements oppose the magic of caresses, the spell is broken.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is within the experience of everyone that when pleasure and pain reach a certain intensity they are indistinguishable.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Most things in life are moments of pleasure and a lifetime of embarrassment; photography is a moment of embarrassment and a lifetime of pleasure.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Never permit a dichotomy to rule your life, a dichotomy in which you hate what you do so you can have pleasure in your spare time. Look for a situation in which your work will give you as much happiness as your spare time.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
When the senses contact sense objects, a person experiences cold or heat, pleasure or pain. These experiences are fleeting they come and go. Bear them patiently.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is the paradox of life that the way to miss pleasure is to seek it first. The very first condition of lasting happiness is that a life should be full of purpose, aiming at something outside self.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Liberty is to the collective body, what health is to every individual body. Without health no pleasure can be tasted by man; without liberty, no happiness can be enjoyed by society.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
For the rational, psychologically healthy man, the desire for pleasure is the desire to celebrate his control over reality. For the neurotic, the desire for pleasure is the desire to escape from reality.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The pleasure we feel in criticizing robs us from being moved by very beautiful things.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A life of pleasure makes even the strongest mind frivolous at last.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The rule of my life is to make business a pleasure, and pleasure my business.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
For most men, and most circumstances, pleasure --tangible material prosperity in this world --is the safest test of virtue. Progress has ever been through the pleasures rather than through the extreme sharp virtues, and the most virtuous have leaned to excess rather than to asceticism.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In love, as in gluttony, pleasure is a matter of the utmost precision.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Adults find pleasure in deceiving a child. They consider it necessary, but they also enjoy it. The children very quickly figure it out and then practice deception themselves.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Scandal is what one half of the world takes pleasure inventing, and the other half in believing.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Laughter, while it lasts, slackens and unbraces the mind, weakens the faculties and causes a kind of remissness and dissolution in all the powers of the soul; and thus it may be looked on as weakness in the composition of human nature. But if we consider the frequent relieves we receive from it and how often it breaks the gloom which is apt to depress the mind and damp our spirits, with transient, unexpected gleams of joy, one would take care not to grow too wise for so great a pleasure of life.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Little, vicious minds abound with anger and revenge, and are incapable of feeling the pleasure of forgiving their enemies.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The mere brute pleasure of reading --the sort of pleasure a cow must have in grazing.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is pleasure in calm remembrance of a past sorrow.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
No one can be brave who considers pain to be the greatest evil in life, or can they be temperate who considers pleasure to be the highest good.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Clever people seem not to feel the natural pleasure of bewilderment, and are always answering questions when the chief relish of a life is to go on asking them.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The only happy talkers are dandies who extract pleasure from the very perishability of their material and who would not be able to tolerate the isolation of all other forms of composition; for most good talkers, when they have run down, are miserable; they know that they have betrayed themselves, that they have taken material which should have a life of its own, to dispense it in noises upon the air.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
By recognizing a favorable opinion of yourself, and taking pleasure in it, you in a measure give yourself and your peace of mind into the keeping of another, of whose attitude you can never be certain. You have a new source of doubt and apprehension.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Mental pleasure are never cloy; unlike those of the body, they are increased by repetition, approved by reflection, and strengthened by enjoyment.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Remorse, the fatal egg that pleasure laid.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The fundamental impulse of the movement is neither masturbatory nor concretely lesbian -- although it of course offers warm house to both these possibilities; it is an impulse to maidenhood -- to that condition in which a woman might pretend to a false fear or loathing of the penis in order to escape from any responsibility for the pleasure and well-being of the man who possesses it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
May you look back on the past with as much pleasure as you look forward to the future.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The rare pleasure of being seen for what one is, compensates for the misery of being it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Man could not live if he were entirely impervious to sadness. Many sorrows can be endured only by being embraced, and the pleasure taken in them naturally has a somewhat melancholy character. So, melancholy is morbid only when it occupies too much place in life; but it is equally morbid for it to be wholly excluded from life.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It gives me great pleasure indeed to see the stubbornness of an incorrigible nonconformist warmly acclaimed.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Moving between the legs of tables and of chairs, rising or falling, grasping at kisses and toys, advancing boldly, sudden to take alarm, retreating to the corner of arm and knee, eager to be reassured, taking pleasure in the fragrant brilliance of the Christmas tree.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A beautiful form is better than a beautiful face; it gives a higher pleasure than statues or pictures; it is the finest of the fine arts.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
They take unbelievable pleasure in the hideous blast of the hunting horn and baying of the hounds. Dogs dung smells sweet as cinnamon to them.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Had we not faults of our own, we should take less pleasure in complaining of others.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Work is the meat of life, pleasure the dessert.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Every accent, every emphasis, every modulation of voice, was so perfectly well turned and well placed, that, without being interested in the subject, one could not help being pleased with the discourse; a pleasure of much the same kind with that received from an excellent piece of music. This is an advantage itinerant preachers have over those who are stationary, as the latter can not well improve their delivery of a sermon by so many rehearsals.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The greatest and noblest pleasure which men can have in this world is to discover new truths; and the next is to shake off old prejudices.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]

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