Pleasure Quotes

Most popular pleasure quotes

Pleasure is a thief to business.
Variety is the soul of pleasure.


Happiness is unrepented pleasure.


The life of pleasure breeds boredom.


No pleasure endures unseasoned by variety.


Pleasure's a sin, and sometimes sin's a pleasure.
At the far end of pleasure
Awaits disappointment.
Everyone is dragged on by their favorite pleasure.
That man is richest whose pleasures are the cheapest.
When Pleasure is at the bar the jury is not impartial.
Pleasure is frail like dewdrop, while it laughs it dies.
The less we indulge our pleasures the more we enjoy them.
The mind's pleasures are made to calm the tempests of the heart.
One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.

understanding others

We cling to our last pleasures as the tree clings to its last leaves.
Where pleasure prevails, all the greatest virtues will lose their power.
Pleasure is by no means an infallible guide, but it is the least fallible.
The rule of my life is to make business a pleasure and pleasure my business.
It is the paradox of life that the way to miss pleasure is to seek it first.
Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it.


Do not bite at the bait of pleasure, till you know there is no hook beneath it.
It's true Heaven forbids some pleasures, but a compromise can usually be found.
Pleasure is like a cordial—a little of it is not injurious, but too much destroys.
Pleasure is like a cordial; a little of it is not injurious, but too much destroys.
The rapturous, wild, and ineffable pleasure. Of drinking at somebody else's expense.
I'm tired of love; I'm still more tired of rhyme; but money gives me pleasure all the time.
Pleasure is merely contemptible,
the dangled
Carrot the ass follows to market or precipice.
When the cup of any sensual pleasure is drained to the bottom, there is always poison in the dregs.
The greatest pleasure I know is to do a good action by stealth, and to have it found out by accident.
The more he plumbed the depths of sensual pleasure, the more he emerged with grit rather than pearls.
Debauchee, n.  One who has so earnestly pursued pleasure that he has had the misfortune to overtake it.
It is in his pleasures that a man really lives, it is from his leisure that he constructs the true fabric of self.
The Puritan hated bear-bating, not because it gave pain to the bear, but because it gave pleasure to the spectators.
The puritan hated bear baiting, not because it gave pain to the bear, but because it gave pleasure to the spectators.
Pleasure is nature's test, her sign of approval.  When man is happy, he is in harmony with himself and his environment.
Pleasure only starts once the worm has got into the fruit; to become delightful, happiness must be tainted with poison.
The devil has put a penalty on all things we enjoy in life. Either we suffer in health or we suffer in soul or we get fat.
Pleasure is very seldom found where it is sought.  Our brightest blazes of gladness are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks.
Oh, how desperately bored, in spite of their grim determination to have a Good Time, the majority of pleasure-seekers really are!
All pleasures should be taken in great leisure and are worth going into in detail; love is not like eating a quick lunch with one's hat on.
Joy is not a substitute for sex; sex is very often a substitute for Joy. I sometimes wonder whether all pleasures are not substitutes for Joy.


There is a limit to enjoyment, though the sources of wealth be boundless;
And the choicest pleasures of life lie within the ring of moderation.

enjoyment proverbs

There's no pleasure on earth that's worth sacrificing for the sake of an extra five years in the geriatric ward of the Sunset Old People's Home.
Reading well is one of the great pleasures that solitude can afford you, because it is, at least in my experience, the most healing of pleasures.

reading solitude

The enemy for the fanatic is pleasure, which makes it extremely important to continue to indulge in pleasure.  Dance madly.  That is how you get rid of terrorism.


Pleasure seizes the whole man who addicts himself to it, and will not give him leisure for any good office in life which contradicts the gaiety of the present hour.
I doubt whether anyone who has tasted it [joy] would ever, if both were in his power, exchange it for all the pleasures in the world. But then Joy is never in our power and pleasure often is.


It may also be said that rational, industrious, useful human beings are divided into two classes: first, those whose work is work and whose pleasure is pleasure; and secondly, those whose work and pleasure are one.  Of these the former are the majority.

work & play