pleasure

A Quote by Edward Gibbon on company and pleasure

On the approach of spring I withdraw without reluctance from the noisy and extensive scene of crowds without company, and dissipation without pleasure.

Edward Gibbon (1737 - 1794)

Source: Memoirs. Vol. i. P. 116.

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A Quote by Edith Hamilton on education, interest, life, pleasure, thought, and world

It has always seemed strange to me that in our endless discussions about education so little stress is laid on the pleasure of becoming an edcuated person, the enormous interest it adds to life. To be able to be caught up into the world of thought - that is to be educated.

Edith Hamilton (1867 - 1963)

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on admiration, change, hope, and pleasure

What makes us like new acquaintances is not so much any weariness of our old ones, or the pleasure of change, as disgust at not being sufficiently admired by those who know us too well, and the hope of being more so by those who do not know so much of us.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

Source: Réflexions ou Sentences et Maximes Morales

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on inspiration, love, passion, and pleasure

The pleasure of love is in loving. We are much happier in the passion we feel than in that we inspire.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

Source: Maxim 259.

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on faults and pleasure

If we had no faults ourselves, we should not take so much pleasure in remarking them in others.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

Source: Réflexions ou Sentences et Maximes Morales

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on faults and pleasure

Had we ourselves no faults we should find less pleasure discovering them in others.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

Source: Réflexions ou Sentences et Maximes Morales

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on conversation, men, mind, pleasure, and reason

The reason so few men can carry on a sensible and agreeable conversation is that there is hardly one but thinks more of what he himself intends to say than of what is being said to him by others. Sometimes even the cleverest and politest man only feigns attention, while we can see by his eyes that his mind has gone back to polish up his own remarks. He does not consider that the worst way to win over others is to talk for his own pleasure, and that the best conversationalist is he who listens with care and answers to the point.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

Source: Réflexions ou Sentences et Maximes Morales

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A Quote by Douglas Jerrold on people, pleasure, and work

The ugliest of trades have their moments of pleasure. Now, if I were a grave-digger, or even a hangman, there are some people I could work for with a great deal of enjoyment.

Douglas Jerrold (1803 - 1857)

Source: Ugly Trades.

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A Quote by Don Herold on belief and pleasure

I do not believe in doing for pleasure things I do not like to do.

Don Herold (1889 - ?)

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A Quote by David Oman McKay on choice, gifts, god, happiness, life, nature, pleasure, power, purpose, spirit, and time

The power of choice is a God-given gift, and the purpose of life is happiness. Things which pertain to the physical nature are so easily obtained and the pleasure so immediate that many spend most of their time seeking them and neglecting the permanent joys of the spirit.

David McKay (1873 - 1970)

Source: David O. McKay, Choose You This Day; compiled by Deseret Sunday School Union; 1971, p. 109

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