pleasure

A Quote by Ayn Rand on acceptance, achievement, conflict, desires, effort, goals, happiness, interest, justice, life, lust, men, pleasure, sacrifice, and support

Just as I support my life, neither by robbery nor alms, but by my own effort, so I do not seek to derive my happiness from the injury or the favour others of , but earn it by my own achievement. Just as I do not consider the pleasure of others as the goal of my life, so I do not consider my pleasure as the goal of the lives of others. Just as there are no contradictions in my values and no conflicts among my desires - so there are no victims and no conflicts of interest among rational men, men who do not desire the unearned and do not view one another with a cannibal's lust, men who neither make sacrifice nor accept them.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

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A Quote by Arthur Schopenhauer on mind and pleasure

The more a man finds his sources of pleasure in himself, the happier he will be. . . . The highest, most varied and lasting pleasures are those of the mind.

Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 - 1860)

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A Quote by Arthur O. Lovejoy on appearance, conviction, diversity, fashion, garden, god, life, pleasure, universe, and world

Romanticism may not inaccurately be described as a conviction that the world is an Englischer Garten on a grand scale. The God of the seventeenth century, like its gardeners, always geometrized; the God of Romanticism was one in whose universe things grew wild and without trimming and in all the rich diversity of their natural shapes. The preference for irregularity, the aversion from that which is wholly intellectualized . . . which were eventually to invade the intellectual life of Europe at all points, made their first modern appearance on a grand scale in the eighteenth century in the form of the new fashion in pleasure gardens.

Arthur O. Lovejoy

Source: The Great Chain of Being, 1936

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A Quote by Arthur James, Lord Balfour on effort, happiness, idleness, life, pleasure, superstition, support, trouble, and work

The superstition that all our hours of work are a minus quantity in the happiness of life, and all the hours of idleness are plus ones, is a most ludicrous and pernicious doctrine, and its greatest support comes from our not taking sufficient trouble, not making a real effort, to make work as near pleasure as it can be.

Arthur James Balfour (1848 - 1930)

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A Quote by Enoch Arnold Bennett on certainty, experience, pain, and pleasure

It is within the experience of everyone that when pleasure and pain reach a certain intensity they are indistinguishable.

Arnold Bennett (1867 - 1931)

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A Quote by Aristotle on pain, pleasure, educating, young, rudder, and course

In educating the young we steer them by the rudders of pleasure and pain

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

Source: Nichomachean Ethics, Book X

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A Quote by Aristotle on jobs, perfection, pleasure, and work

Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

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A Quote by Aristotle on aim, pain, pleasure, and security

The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

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A Quote by Aphra Behn on pleasure, soul, and variety

Variety is the soul of pleasure.

Aphra Behn (1640 - 1689)

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A Quote by Aphra Behn on love, pleasure, and secrets

Love ceases to be a pleasure when it ceases to be a secret.

Aphra Behn (1640 - 1689)

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