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Happiness is not mere pleasure, not the outcome of wealth. It is the result of active work rather than passive enjoyment of pleasure.
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Placerea este testul naturii, semnul ei aprobator. - Oscar Wilde Quotes
Placerea este testul naturii, semnul ei aprobator.
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When a person can’t find a deep sense of meaning, they distract themselves with pleasure. - Viktor E. Frankl Quotes
When a person can’t find a deep sense of meaning, they distract themselves with pleasure.
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Then my heart with pleasure fills And dances with the daffodils. - William Wordsworth Quotes
Then my heart with pleasure fills And dances with the daffodils.
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one daffodil is worth a thousand pleasures, then one is too few. - William Wordsworth Quotes
one daffodil is worth a thousand pleasures, then one is too few.
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If we strive for goals, relishing in the pleasure of circumstance, nothing is enjoyable, and life becomes purposeless.
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If God is dead, somebody is going to have to take his place. It will be megalomania or erotomania, the drive for power or the drive for pleasure, the clenched fist or the phallus, Hitler or Hugh Hefner.
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Neither pleasure nor pain should enter as motives when one must do what must be done. - Julius Evola Quotes
Neither pleasure nor pain should enter as motives when one must do what must be done.
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Pain narrows consciousness; pleasure blurs it. - Mason Cooley Quotes
Pain narrows consciousness; pleasure blurs it.
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Never permit the pressure to exceed the pleasure. - Joe Maddon Quotes
Never permit the pressure to exceed the pleasure.
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Nature educates us into beauty and inwardness and is a source of the most noble pleasure. - Karl Blossfeldt Quotes
Nature educates us into beauty and inwardness and is a source of the most noble pleasure.
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One must learn to give up momentary, uncertain and destructive pleasure for delayed, restrained, but dependable pleasure.
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I think to scandalize is a right, to be scandalized is a pleasure, and those who refuse to be scandalized are moralists.
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The greatest of all pleasures is the pleasure of learning. - Aristotle Quotes
The greatest of all pleasures is the pleasure of learning.
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Music, in even the most terrible situations, must never offend the ear but always remain a source of pleasure.
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Love feels like a great misfortune, a monstrous parasite, a permanent state of emergency that ruins all small pleasures.
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The mere brute pleasure of reading - the sort of pleasure a cow must have in grazing. - Lord Chesterfield Quotes
The mere brute pleasure of reading - the sort of pleasure a cow must have in grazing.
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When all your muscles are properly developed, you will, as a matter of course, perform your work with minimum effort and maximum pleasure.
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There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge. - Bertrand Russell Quotes
There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge.
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On that road of the informer, it is always night. I cannot ever inform against anyone without feeling something die within me. I inform without pleasure, because it is necessary.
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But pleasures are like poppies spread: You seize the flower - John Bunyan Quotes
But pleasures are like poppies spread: You seize the flower
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Write for pleasure and publish for money. - Alexander Pushkin Quotes
Write for pleasure and publish for money.
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Tattoos exude pain and pleasure all at the same time. - Chester Bennington Quotes
Tattoos exude pain and pleasure all at the same time.
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The sweetest pleasures are those which are hardest to be won. - Giacomo Casanova Quotes
The sweetest pleasures are those which are hardest to be won.
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Pleasures are like poppies spread: You seize the flow'r, its bloom is shed. - Robert Burns Quotes
Pleasures are like poppies spread: You seize the flow'r, its bloom is shed.
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It is the right of war for conquerors to treat those whom they have conquered according to their pleasure.
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Playing with fire is bad for those who burn themselves. For the rest of us, it is a very great pleasure.
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You will never understand pleasure without pain. - T. D. Jakes Quotes
You will never understand pleasure without pain.
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Pleasure is often spoiled by describing it. - Stendhal Quotes
Pleasure is often spoiled by describing it.
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To love is to be delighted by the happiness of someone, or to experience pleasure upon the happiness of another. I define this as true love.
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Don't ever let the pressure exceed the pleasure. - Joe Maddon Quotes
Don't ever let the pressure exceed the pleasure.
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Pleasure is sweetest when 'tis paid for by another's pain. - Ovid Quotes
Pleasure is sweetest when 'tis paid for by another's pain.
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It is not abstinence from pleasures that is best, but mastery over them without being worsted. - Aristippus Quotes
It is not abstinence from pleasures that is best, but mastery over them without being worsted.
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You need great passion, because everything you do with great pleasure, you do well. - Juan Manuel Fangio Quotes
You need great passion, because everything you do with great pleasure, you do well.
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The shortness of life cannot dissuade us from its pleasures, nor console us for its pains. - Luc de Clapiers Quotes
The shortness of life cannot dissuade us from its pleasures, nor console us for its pains.
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Every single pleasure I can imagine or have experienced is more delightful, more of a pleasure, if you take it in small sips, if you take your time. Reading is not an exception.
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They all hope I will go broke and I wouldn't like to cause them displeasure. - Florenz Ziegfeld Quotes
They all hope I will go broke and I wouldn't like to cause them displeasure.
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If the heart is fed by love, the greed for pleasure would disappear. - Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyya Quotes
If the heart is fed by love, the greed for pleasure would disappear.
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Sexual pleasure is, I agree, a passion to which all others are subordinate but in which they all unite.
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To love pleasure takes little. To love truly takes a hero who can manage his own fear. - Clarissa Pinkola Estes Quotes
To love pleasure takes little. To love truly takes a hero who can manage his own fear.
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I think happiness is a combination of pleasure, engagement and meaningfulness. - Ian K. Smith Quotes
I think happiness is a combination of pleasure, engagement and meaningfulness.
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Draw your pleasure, paint your pleasure, and express your pleasure strongly. - Pierre Bonnard Quotes
Draw your pleasure, paint your pleasure, and express your pleasure strongly.
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Do not be afraid of cooking as your ingredients will know, and misbehave. Enjoy your cooking and the food will behave; moreover it will pass your pleasure on to those who eat it.
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So I should say that civilizations begin with religion and stoicism: they end with scepticism and unbelief, and the undisciplined pursuit of individual pleasure. A civilization is born stoic and dies epicurean.
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Abide in peace, banish cares, take no account of all that happens, and you will serve God according to his good pleasure and rest in him.
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A prince wants only the pleasure of private life to complete his happiness. - Jean de la Bruyere Quotes
A prince wants only the pleasure of private life to complete his happiness.
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Art doesn't have to do anything. It just has to be there for the fierce pleasure we take in doing it.
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Both dreams and neurotic dream-states have as their function the avoidance of displeasure, but the dream-states also serve to provide a positive pleasure gain.
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No pleasure has any savor for me without communication. - Michel de Montaigne Quotes
No pleasure has any savor for me without communication.
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Pleasure was the color of the time. - Harold Clurman Quotes
Pleasure was the color of the time.
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That's the strange thing about a good story. No pleasure if you can't share it. - Carsten Jensen Quotes
That's the strange thing about a good story. No pleasure if you can't share it.
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I have cultivated my hysteria with pleasure and terror. - Charles Baudelaire Quotes
I have cultivated my hysteria with pleasure and terror.
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Good fellowship and friendship are lasting, rational and manly pleasures. - William Wycherley Quotes
Good fellowship and friendship are lasting, rational and manly pleasures.
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The pleasure of the senses is always regulated in accordance with the imagination. Man can aspire to felicity only by serving all the whims of his imagination.
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The excess of pleasure is pain - Almeida Garrett Quotes
The excess of pleasure is pain
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Lust desireth not procreation, but pleasure only. - Anselm of Canterbury Quotes
Lust desireth not procreation, but pleasure only.
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Anticipation makes pleasure more intense - Iris Johansen Quotes
Anticipation makes pleasure more intense
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Cram as much pleasure as you can into life, and rail against the pain that you have to suffer as a result.
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Simply enjoy life and the great pleasures that come with it. - Karolina Kurkova Quotes
Simply enjoy life and the great pleasures that come with it.
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Passive pleasure is no pleasure at all. - Arthur Adamov Quotes
Passive pleasure is no pleasure at all.
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The King did not summon the Estates because he needed them, but out of his own pleasure. - Jacques Necker Quotes
The King did not summon the Estates because he needed them, but out of his own pleasure.
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We must accept all of Gods will for us, not just those portions that happen to appeal and bring instant gratification and pleasure to us.
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Technological society has succeeded in multiplying the opportunities for pleasure, but it has great difficulty in generating joy.
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Pleasure without Champagne is purely artificial. - Oscar Wilde Quotes
Pleasure without Champagne is purely artificial.
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Life has no pleasure higher or nobler than that of friendship. - Samuel Johnson Quotes
Life has no pleasure higher or nobler than that of friendship.
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The worst drug of all is seriousness versus humor and pleasure! - Richard Bandler Quotes
The worst drug of all is seriousness versus humor and pleasure!
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There is a cosmic law which says that every satisfaction must be paid for with a dissatisfaction. - G. I. Gurdjieff Quotes
There is a cosmic law which says that every satisfaction must be paid for with a dissatisfaction.
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Don't let the pressure of the moment outweigh the pleasure. - Joe Maddon Quotes
Don't let the pressure of the moment outweigh the pleasure.
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Happiness is pleasure without regret - Leo Tolstoy Quotes
Happiness is pleasure without regret
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My dreams were all my own; I accounted for them to nobody; they were my refuge when annoyed - my dearest pleasure when free.
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I don't believe in guilty pleasures. If I like it, I don't feel guilty about it - Darren Criss Quotes
I don't believe in guilty pleasures. If I like it, I don't feel guilty about it
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Did you ever say yes to a pleasure? oh my friends, then you also said yes to all pain. all things are linked, entwined, in love with one another.
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The pleasure of living and the pleasure of the orgasm are identical. Extreme orgasm anxiety forms the basis of the general fear of life.
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These flowers are like the pleasures of the world. - William Shakespeare Quotes
These flowers are like the pleasures of the world.
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Reading is a pleasure, but to finish reading, to come to the blank space at the end, is also a pleasure.
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O Athenians, what toil do I undergo to please you! - Alexander the Great Quotes
O Athenians, what toil do I undergo to please you!
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Our desires cannot be, and were never meant to be, satisfied by earthly pleasures alone. - Alister E. McGrath Quotes
Our desires cannot be, and were never meant to be, satisfied by earthly pleasures alone.
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We have had enough, once and for all, of Hedonism--the gloomy philosophy which says that Pleasure is the only good.
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Find more pleasure in intelligent dissent than in passive agreement, for, if you value intelligence as you should, the former implies a deeper agreement than the latter.
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The scapegoat has always had the mysterious power of unleashing man's ferocious pleasure in torturing, corrupting, and befouling.
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