A Quote by Alan Watts on pain and pleasure

We cannot be more sensitive to pleasure without being more sensitive to pain.

Alan Watts (1915 - 1973)

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A Quote by Agnes Repplier on leisure, life, and pleasure

It is in his pleasure that a man really lives; it is from his leisure that he constructs the true fabric of self.

Agnes Repplier (1855 - 1950)

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A Quote by Aesop on death, destruction, foolishness, justice, and pleasure

Aesop, that master storyteller of old, told this fable: A jar of honey was upset in a housekeeper's room, and a number of flies were attracted by its sweetness. Placing their feet in it, the flies ate greedily. Their feet, however, became so smeared with honey that they could not use their wings, nor release themselves, and they were suffocated. Just as they were dying, they exclaimed: "Oh, foolish creatures that we are, for the sake of a little pleasure we have destroyed ourselves."

Aesop (620 - 560 BC)

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A Quote by Aeschylus on grief, guidance, heart, memory, men, pleasure, sleep, suffering, and wisdom

Chorus: Zeus, who guided men to think who laid it down that wisdom comes alone through suffering. Still there drips in sleep against the heart grief of memory; against our pleasure we are temperate.

Aeschylus (525 - 456 BC)

Source: Agamemnon, Lines 177-180

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A Quote by Alfred Edward Housman on discrimination, good, hope, literature, perception, and pleasure

Good literature continually read for pleasure must, let us hope, do some good to the reader: must quicken his perception though dull, and sharpen his discrimination though blunt, and mellow the rawness of his personal opinions.

A.E. Housman (1859 - 1936)

Source: The Name and Nature of Poetry

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A Quote by 'Abd al-Kader on divinity, existence, god, love, originality, and pleasure

The pleasure and the love of God for His creatures constitute the original state. His pleasure and love are the means by which He has brought His creatures into existence and are the cause of that bringing into existence. He who knows that he possesses neither being nor act rediscovers himself in that original state of pleasure and divine love.

'Abd al-Kader (1807 - 1883)

Source: The Spiritual Writings of 'Abd al-Kader, 1995, Kitab al-Mawaqif, 180, p. 43

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A Quote by Abd-er-Rahman III on blessings, confidence, enemies, happiness, peace, pleasure, power, purity, present, victory, and world

I have now reigned above fifty years in victory and peace, beloved by my subjects, dreaded by my enemies, and respected by my allies. Riches and honors, power and pleasure, have waited on my call, nor does any earthly blessing appear to be wanting for my felicity. In this situation, I have diligently numbered the days of pure and genuine happiness which have fallen to my lot: they amount to fourteen. O man, place not thy confidence in this present world!

Abd-er-Rahman III (891 - 961)

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A Quote by A. W. Tozer on god, pleasure, truth, and worship

The blessed and inviting truth is that God is the most winsome of all beings and in our worship of Him we should find unspeakable pleasure.

A. W. Tozer

Source: The Pursuit of God

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A Quote by Drea on action, balance, body, brevity, chess, consequences, control, danger, effort, experience, intelligence, intuition, mistakes, mountains, pain, pleasure, responsibility, risk, silence, skill, world, and worth

The pleasure of risk is in the control needed to ride it with assurance so that what appears dangerous to the outsider is, to the participant, simply a matter of intelligence, skill, intuition, coordination - in a word, experience. Climbing, in particular, is a paradoxically intellectual pastime, but with this difference: you have to think with your body. Every move has to be worked out in terms of effort, balance and consequences. It is like playing chess with your body. If I make a mistake, the consequences are immediate, obvious, embarrassing and possibly painful. For a brief period, I am directly responsible for my actions. In that beautiful, silent world of the mountains, it seems to me worth a little risk.


Source: New York Times Magazine

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