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Quotes about pleasure

Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future ones.
Seneca / 

Nature has placed mankind under the governance of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure.
Jeremy Bentham - Principles of Morals and Legislation / 

There is no sweeter pleasure than to surprise a man by giving him more than he hopes for.
Charles Baudelaire / 

If we had no faults we should not take so much pleasure in noting those of others.
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims / 

The fruits of labor are the sweetest of all pleasures.
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Reflexions and Maxims / 

We cannot be more sensitive to pleasure without being more sensitive to pain.
Alan Watts / 

Man is born for pleasure; he feels it; no other proof of it is needed.
Blaise Pascal - Discourse on the Passion of Love / 

We must observe that in each one of us there are two ruling and leading principles, which we follow whithersoever they lead; one is the innate desire for pleasures, the other an acquired opinion which strives for the best. These two sometimes agree within us and are sometimes in strife; and sometimes one, and sometimes the other has the greater power.
Plato - Phaedrus / 

The pleasure from hard effort is the sweetest.
Publilius Syrus - Sentences / 

Pleasure is Nature's test, her sign of approval.
Oscar Wilde - The soul of man under socialism / 

Pleasure is the beginning and end of the blessed life.
Epicurus - Letter to Menoeceus / 

For whatever we do or suffer for a friend is pleasant, because love is the principal cause of pleasure.
Thomas Aquinas - Summa Theologica

Anticipation of pleasure is, in itself, a very considerable pleasure.
David Hume - A Treatise of Human Nature / 

Everyone is dragged on by their favorite pleasure.
Publius Vergilius Maro / 

Certainly thinking is pleasant, but the pleasure of thinking must be subordinated to the art of making decisions.
Émile-Auguste Chartier, known as Alain - Propos sur le bonheur / 

Of two pleasures, if there be one which all or almost all who have experience of both give a decided preference, irrespective of any feeling of moral obligation to prefer it, that is the more desirable pleasure.
John Stuart Mill

Pleasure and freedom from pain, are the only things desirable as ends.
John Stuart Mill

Each morning when I awake, I experience again a supreme pleasure - that of being Salvador Dali.
Salvador Dalí

Actions are right in proportion as they tend to promote happiness wrong as they tend to produce the reverse of happiness. By happiness is intended pleasure and the absence of pain.
John Stuart Mill

Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.

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