pleasure

A Quote by Charles Lamb on accidents, action, good, and pleasure

The greatest pleasure I know, is to do a good action by stealth, and to have it found out by accident.

Charles Lamb (1775 - 1834)

Source: The Athenæum, 4 Jan 1834

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A Quote by Charles Dudley Warner on business, love, pleasure, purity, and world

The love of dirt is among the earliest of passions, as it is the latest. Mud-pies gratify one of our first and best instincts. So long as we are dirty, we are pure. Fondness for the ground comes back to a man after he has run the round of pleasure and business, eaten dirt, and sown wild oats, drifted about the world, and taken the wind of all its moods. The love of digging in the ground (or of looking on while he pays another to dig) is as sure to come back to him, as he is sure, at last, to go under the ground, and stay there.

Charles Dudley Warner (1829 - 1900)

Source: My Summer in a Garden, 1870

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A Quote by Charles Dudley Warner on garden, good, pleasure, and world

There is a great pleasure in working in the soil, apart from the ownership of it. The man who has planted a garden feels that he has done something for the good of the world.

Charles Dudley Warner (1829 - 1900)

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A Quote by Charles Dudley Warner on life, pleasure, and speech

There is but one pleasure in life equal to that of being called on to make an after-dinner speech, and that is not being called on to make one.

Charles Dudley Warner (1829 - 1900)

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A Quote by Celeste Holm on pain, pleasure, and trouble

The trouble with putting armor on is that, while it protects you from pain, it also protects you from pleasure.

Celeste Holm

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A Quote by Carl Edward Sagan on good, intelligence, pleasure, respect, and understanding

We are an intelligent species and the use of our intelligence quite properly gives us pleasure. In this respect the brain is like a muscle. When it is in use we feel very good. Understanding is joyous.

Carl Sagan (1934 - 1996)

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on heaven, money, pleasure, senses, suffering, craving, elimination, desire, and buddhas

There is no satisfying the senses, not even with a shower of money. "The senses are of slight pleasure and really suffering." When a wise man has realised this, he takes no pleasure, as a disciple of the Buddhas, even in the pleasures of heaven. Instead he takes pleasure in the elimination of craving.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: The Dhammapada Gautama Buddha / Translated by John Richards. verses 186, 187

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on acceptance, authority, buddhism, conceit, desires, justice, pleasure, respect, solitude, thinking, fool, wise, and monk

One may desire a spurious respect and precedence among one's fellow monks, and the veneration of outsiders. "Both monks and laity should think it was my doing. They should accept my authority in all matters great or small." This is a fool's way of thinking. His self-seeking and conceit just increase. One way leads to acquisition, the other leads to nirvana. Realizing this a monk, as a disciple of the Buddha, should take no pleasure in the respect of others, but should devote himself to solitude.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: Sayings of the Buddha in The Dhammapada, p. 73-75

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on change, desires, good, pain, pleasure, purity, sensuality, and temper

The good renounce everything. The pure don't babble about sensual desires. Whether touched by pleasure or pain, the wise show no change of temper.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: Sayings of the Buddha in The Dhammapada, p. 83

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A Quote by Brutus Hamilton on achievement, certainty, discipline, envy, goals, life, men, order, pity, pleasure, and work

It is one of the strange ironies of this strange life that those who work the hardest, who subject themselves to the strictest discipline, who give up certain pleasurable things in order to achieve a goal, are the happiest men. When you see 20 or 30 men line up for a distance race in some meet, don't pity them, don't feel sorry for them. Better envy them instead."

Brutus Hamilton

Source: Quoted by Doherty, 1964

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