A Quote by Mevlana Jelalu'ddin Rumi on bitterness and pleasure

Burdens are the foundations of ease and bitter things the forerunners of pleasure.

Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)

Source: Rumi Daylight: A Daybook of Spiritual Guidance

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A Quote by Krishna on gold, pain, peace, people, pleasure, power, and praise

Reshape yourself through the power of your will...

Those who have conquered in peace, alike in cold and heat, pleasure and pain, praise and blame...To such people a clod of dirt, a stone, and gold are the same...Because they are impartial, they rise to great heights.


Source: The Bhagavad Gita

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A Quote by John William Gardner on pity, pleasure, and reality

Self-pity is easily the most destructive of the nonpharmaceutical narcotics; it is addictive, gives momentary pleasure and separates the victim from reality.

John William Gardner (1912 -)

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A Quote by Epicurus on beginning, life, and pleasure

Pleasure is the beginning and the end of living happily.

Epicurus (c. 341 - c. 270 BC)

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A Quote by Carlos Castaneda on death, earth, failure, knowledge, men, people, pleasure, respect, struggle, and thought

A warrior-hunter knows that his death is waiting, and the very act he is performing now may well be his last battle on earth. He calls it a battle because it is a struggle. Most people move from act to act without any struggle or thought. A warrior-hunter, on the contrary, assesses every act; and since he has intimate knowledge of his death, he proceeds judiciously, as if every act were his last battle. Only a fool would fail to notice advantage a warrior-hunter has over his fellow men. A warrior-hunter gives his last battle its due respect. It's only natural that his last act on earth should be the best of himself. It's pleasurable that way. It dulls the edge of his fright.

Carlos Castaneda (1931 -)

Source: Journey to Ixtlan

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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 Zig Ziglar on happiness, pleasure, and victory

Happiness is not pleasure, it is victory.

Zig Ziglar (1926 -)

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A Quote by Anthony (Tony) Robbins on control, learning, life, pain, pleasure, secrets, and success

The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you're in control of your life. If you don't, life controls you.

Tony Robbins (1960 -)

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A Quote by Anthony (Tony) Robbins on belief, change, empowerment, future, ideas, pain, past, pleasure, and present

All personal breakthroughs being with a change in beliefs. So how do we change? The most effective way is to get your brain to associate massive pain to the old belief. You must feel deep in your gut that not only has this belief cost you pain in the past, but it's costing you in the present and, ultimately, can only bring you pain in the future. Then you must associate tremendous pleasure to the idea of adopting a new, empowering belief.

Tony Robbins (1960 -)

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on books, loneliness, and pleasure

Often have I sighed to measure By myself a lonely pleasure,- Sighed to think I read a book, Only read, perhaps, by me.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: To the Small Celandine.

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