A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
A man of pleasure is a man of pains.
A real pleasure is a pleasure that one enjoys by one's self, without a
companion, and without a single argument.
Anticipation is the greater part of pleasure.
Football players, like prostitutes, are in the business of ruining their
bodies for the pleasure of others.
Free will is an illusion. People always choose the perceived path of
Human beings have neither kindness, nor faith, nor charity beyond what
serves to increase the pleasure of the moment.
I can sympathize with people's pains, but not their pleasures. There is
something curiously boring about somebody else's happiness.
I can think of nothing less pleasurable than a life devoted to pleasure.
John D. Rockefeller
I chased perpetual pleasure and got a full measure of pain as a payback.
I derive pleasure from the suffering of people who don't know what
I don't want to repeat my innocence. I want the pleasure of losing it
F. Scott Fitzgerald
I refuse to spend my life worrying about what I eat. There is no
pleasure worth forgoing just for an extra three years in the geriatric
If one oversteps the bounds of moderation, the greatest pleasures cease
If pleasures are greatest in anticipation, just remember that this is
also true of trouble.
If you eliminate smoking and gambling, you will be amazed to find that
almost all an Englishman's pleasures can be, and mostly are, shared by
George Bernard Shaw
It is a double pleasure to deceive the deceiver.
Jean de la Fontaine
It is not sex that gives the pleasure, but the lover.
Like all true values, love cannot be bought. Pleasure can be bought, but
Many people weigh the guilt they will feel against the pleasure of the
forbidden action they want to take.
Marriage has many pains, but celibacy has no pleasures.
Morality turns on whether the pleasure precedes or follows the pain.
Samuel Butler (Novelist, 1835-1902)
Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste they hurry past it.
No man is a hypocrite in his pleasures.
Now hatred is by far the longest pleasure;
Men love in haste, but they destest at leisure.
George Gordon Byron