pleasure

A Quote by William Lawson on garden, paradise, and pleasure

Cultivate the garden within. What was Paradise? but a garden, an orchard of trees and herbs, full of pleasure and nothing there but delights.

William Lawson

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A Quote by William Julius Mickle on luck and pleasure

For there 's nae luck about the house, There 's nae luck at a'; There 's little pleasure in the house When our gudeman 's awa'.

William Julius Mickle (1734 - 1788)

Source: The Mariner's Wife. 2

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A Quote by William James on belief, pleasure, and privacy

Belief is desecrated when given to unproved and unquestioned statements for the solace and private pleasure of the believer . . . It is wrong always, everywhere, and for every one, to believe anything upon insufficient evidence.

William James (1842 - 1910)

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A Quote by William Hazlitt on pleasure and promises

Some persons make promises for the pleasure of breaking them.

William Hazlitt (1778 - 1830)

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A Quote by William Cowper on pleasure, poetry, and poets

There is a pleasure in poetic pains. Which only poets know.

William Cowper (1731 - 1800)

Source: The Timepiece, line 285.

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A Quote by William Cowper on pleasure and remorse

Remorse, the fatal egg by pleasure laid.

William Cowper (1731 - 1800)

Source: Progress of Error

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A Quote by William Butler Yeats on beauty, body, dance, despair, labor, music, pleasure, soul, and wisdom

Labor is blossoming or dancing where The body is not bruised to pleasure soul, Nor beauty born out of its own despair, Nor blear-eyed wisdom out of midnight oil. O chestnut tree, great-rooted blossomer, Are you the leaf, the blossom or the bole? O body swayed to music, O brightening glance How can we know the dancer from the dance?

William Butler Yeats (1865 - 1939)

Source: The Tower, 1928. Among School Children

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A Quote by William Butler Yeats on day, dreams, endurance, love, and pleasure

Everything that man esteems Endures a moment or a day. Love's pleasure drives his love away, The painter's brush consumes his dreams.

William Butler Yeats (1865 - 1939)

Source: The Tower, 1928. Two Songs from a Play

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A Quote by Walter Gagehot on life, people, and pleasure

A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.

Walter Gagehot

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A Quote by Walter Bagehot on business, interest, mind, and pleasure

Business is really more agreeable than pleasure: it interests the whole mind . . . but it does not look as if it did.

Walter Bagehot (1826 - 1877)

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