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A Quote by Blaise Pascal on good, people, pleasure, satisfaction, vanity, and world

We are so presumptuous that we should like to be known all over the world, even by people who will only come when we are no more. Such is our vanity that the good opinion of half a dozen of the people around us gives us pleasure and satisfaction.

Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

Source: Pensées. 1670.

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A Quote by Blaise Pascal on betrayal, pleasure, slander, soul, and weakness

No soul of high estate can take pleasure in slander. It betrays a weakness.

Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

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A Quote by Bishop Lancelot Andrewes on glory, god, honor, pleasure, and power

HOLY, HOLY, HOLY Thou are worthy, O Lord and our God, the Holy One, to receive the glory and the honour and the power: for Thou hast created all things, and for Thy pleasure they are and were created.

Bishop Lancelot Andrewes (1555 - 1626)

Source: Manuscript notebook of Private Prayers for personal use, which was published after his death.

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A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on knowledge and pleasure

There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

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A Quote by Benoîte Groult on art, civilization, cooking, food, inventions, life, losing, and pleasure

If we don't watch out, the pleasure o be gained from the discriminating enjoyment of food will be lost. It may not be long before the art of fine cooking is viewed as the invention of a handful of snobs. . . . A whole aspect of living well, of civilization itself, is threatened with extinction.

Benoite Groult

Source: “La Mer á la Cuisine” in Loaves & Wishes

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on brothers, charm, children, family, friendship, good, holidays, home, laughter, mind, money, pleasure, reflection, rest, sister, temptation, understanding, and worth

When I was a child of seven years old, my friends, on a holiday, filled my pocket with coppers. I went directly to a shop where they sold toys for children; and, being charmed with the sound of a whistle, that I met by the way in the hands of another boy, I voluntarily offered and gave all my money for one. I then came home, and went whistling all over the house, much pleased with my whistle, but disturbing all the family. My brothers, and sisters, and cousins, understanding the bargain I had made, told me I had given four times as much for it as it was worth; put me in mind what good things I might have bought with the rest of the money; and laughed at me so much for my folly, that I cried with vexation; and the reflection gave me more chagrin than the whistle gave me pleasure. This however was afterwards of use to me, the impression continuing on my mind; so that often, when I was tempted to buy some unnecessary thing, I said to myself, "Don't give too much for the whistle;" and I saved my money.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Source: letter to Madame Brillon, Nov 10, 1779. —The Works of Benjamin Franklin, ed. J Sparks,1836

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on authors, learning, and pleasure

Nothing gives an author so much pleasure as to find his works respectfully quoted by other learned authors.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Source: Pennsylvania Almanack.

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on family, life, observation, pleasure, and sorrow

He that raises a large family does, indeed, while he lives to observe them, stand a broader mark for sorrow; but then he stands a broader mark for pleasure too.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Source: Correct Quotes for DOS, WordStar International, 1991.

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on friendship and pleasure

Our friend and we were invited aboard on a party of pleasure, which is to last forever. His chair was ready first, and he has gone before us. We could not all conveniently start together; and why should you and I be grieved at this, since we are soon to follow, and know where to find him.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on pleasure

Many a man thinks he is buying pleasure, when he is really selling himself to it.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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