pleasure

A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on pleasure

Pleasure is very seldom found where it is sought; our brightest blazes of gladness are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on difficulty, life, pleasure, success, and wishes

Life affords no higher pleasure than that of surmounting difficulties, passing from one step of success to another, forming new wishes and seeing them gratified.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on men and pleasure

Men seldom give pleasure when they are not pleased themselves.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on cheating and pleasure

Doubtless the pleasure is as great Of being cheated as to cheat.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Hudibras. Part ii. Canto iii. Line 1.

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on drinking, morality, pain, and pleasure

Morality turns on whether the pleasure precedes or follows the pain. Thus it is immoral to get drunk because the headache comes after the drinking, but if the headache came first, and the drunkenness afterwards, it would be moral to get drunk.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on dogs and pleasure

The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

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A Quote by Ruth Pitter on day, dreams, earth, heaven, indifference, men, nature, plants, pleasure, time, vision, and world

Vain vision! when the changing world each day Sees some such lordly pleasance pass away; When the mere stripling knows my symbols all Worn tokes, heaven hypothetical, Nature indifferent, and the dreams of men Figments of longing which we must condemn. Yet keep these plants, O Man! a kinder time May yet be moved by them to better rhyme, Or moved, like me, to place his pleasure low, On the firm Earth, whence Men and Blossoms grow.

Ruth Pitter (1897 - 1992)

Source: Other People's Glasshouses, 1941

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A Quote by Russell Baker on people and pleasure

People seem to enjoy things more when they know a lot of other people have been left out of the pleasure.

Russell Baker

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A Quote by François Auguste René Rodin on art, mind, nature, pleasure, and spirit

Art is contemplation. It is the pleasure of the mind which searches into nature and which there divines the spirit of which Nature herself is animated.

Rodin (1840 - 1917)

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A Quote by Robert Southey on authority, body, conscience, god, innocence, judgment, mind, pleasure, reason, spirituality, strength, and tenderness

Would you who judge of the lawfulness or unlawfulness of pleasure, take this rule; whatever weakens your reason, impairs the tenderness of your conscience, obscures your sense of God, or takes off the relish of spiritual things; in short; whatever increases the strength and authority of your body over your mind, that is sin to you; however innocent it may be in itself.

Robert Southey (1774 - 1843)

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