pleasure

A Quote by Epicurus on beginning, freedom, good, life, pain, and pleasure

Pleasure is the beginning and the end of living happily. Epicurus taught: Pleasure, defined as freedom from pain, is the highest good.

Epicurus (c. 341 - c. 270 BC)

Source: Diogenes Laertius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers

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A Quote by Emily Dickinson on cats, idealism, justice, and pleasure

You remember my ideal cat has always a huge rat in its mouth, just going out of sight - though going out of sight in itself has a peculiar pleasure.

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Source: Selected Poems and Letters of Emily Dickinson

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A Quote by Emily Brontë on company, country, pleasure, and society

I am now quite cured of seeking pleasure in society, be it country or town. A sensible man ought to find sufficient company in himself.

Emily Brontë

Source: Mr. Lockwood, in Wuthering Heights, ch. 13, 1847.

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A Quote by Edward Morgan "E. M." Forster on distrust, men, and pleasure

I distrust Great Men. They produce a desert of uniformity around them and often a pool of blood too, and I always feel a little man's pleasure when they come a cropper.

E.M. Forster (1879 - 1970)

Source: Two Cheers for Democracy, "What I Believe" (1951).

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A Quote by Elsa Schiaparelli on goodwill, happiness, joy, life, and pleasure

Eating is not merely a material pleasure. Eating well gives a spectacular joy to life and contributes immensely to goodwill and happy companionship. It is of great importance to the morale.

Elsa Schiaparelli (1890 - 1973)

Source: Shocking Life, ch. 21, 1954.

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A Quote by Ellen Glasgow on anger, animals, dogs, life, people, pleasure, and profit

. . . this rage - I have never forgotten it - contained every anger, every revolt I had ever felt in my life - the way I felt when I saw the black dog hunted, the way I felt when I watched old Uncle Henry taken away to the almshouse, the way I felt whenever I had seen people or animals hurt for the pleasure or profit of others.

Ellen Glasgow (1874 - 1945)

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A Quote by Elizabeth David on experience and pleasure

Even more then long hours in the kitchen, fine meals require ingenious organization and experience which is a pleasure to acquire.

Elizabeth David (1914 - 1992)

Source: French Country Cooking

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A Quote by Edward Young on pleasure

A man of pleasure is a man of pains.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: Night Thoughts. Night viii. Line 793.

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A Quote by Edward O. Wilson on diversity, garden, imitation, impulses, life, nature, and pleasure

Biophilia: the innate pleasure from living abundance and diversity as manifested by the human impulse to imitate Nature with gardens.

Edward O. Wilson

Source: Consilience

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A Quote by Edward O. Sisson on beginning, body, certainty, contentment, education, facts, familiarity, habits, happiness, health, influence, life, mind, pleasure, principles, reason, soul, usefulness, and value

Our likes and dislikes exert a fateful influence upon both our own happiness and our value to others. The ancients recognized this fully, but modern education has long neglected it and is now slowly beginning to rub its eyes and awake to the significance of training the tastes. To like the wrong things may mean the ruin of body and soul, a worthless and wretched life, and all that we may well pray to be delivered from. To like the right things is an indispensable condition to health of body and mind, to contentment and happiness, and to usefulness. Likes and dislikes run powerfully into habits and even affect principles: for when we are fond of a certain pleasure it is hard for us to condemn it, even though our reason bids us do so. It is a too familiar fact that some of the most deadly foes of physical health and vigor are certain tastes, either pathological, like that for intoxicants and narcotics, or excessive, as those of the Giordano or sensualist.

Edward O. Sisson

Source: The Essentials of CharacterDeveloping tastes, The Macmillan Company, 1915

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